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MEET THE JUDGES

Recruited for their unrivalled expertise, the IWSC judges are at the heart of our awards

Our judges assess every glass put in front of them methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of experts and influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, from buyers, importers and distributors to the specialists making and serving the drinks. View our judges below.

Igor Sotric
Igor Sotric

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: China Tang at Dorchester

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Kelly Stevenson
Kelly Stevenson

Position: Consultant

Company: JetVine Ltd

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Daniel Stojcic
Daniel Stojcic

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Whatley Manor

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Christian Streatfield
Christian Streatfield

Position: Buying Manager - Wine & RTD

Company: Ocado

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Magda  Surguladze
Magda Surguladze

Position: Sommelier and Educator at ICR group

Company: ICR Food & Beverage

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Simone Sylvestre
Simone Sylvestre

Position: Business Development Manager

Company: Jeroboam

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Fionnuala Synnott
Fionnuala Synnott

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Alliance Wine

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Beverly Tabbron MW
Beverly Tabbron MW

Position: Wine Buyer - France & Head of Training & Education

Company: Hallgarten & Novum Wines

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Wieteke Teppema
Wieteke Teppema

Position: Commercial Director & Wine Buyer

Company: Drop Wine App

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Daphne Teremetz
Daphne Teremetz

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Waitrose

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Colin Thorne
Colin Thorne

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Vagabond Wines

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Simon Thorpe MW
Simon Thorpe MW

Position: Managing Director

Company: Thorman Hunt

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Johnatan Tiffany
Johnatan Tiffany

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Majestic

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Harriet Tindal MW
Harriet Tindal MW

Position: Fine Wine Director

Company: Tindal Wine Merchants

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Robbie Toothill
Robbie Toothill

Company: Lay & Wheeler

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Rezi  Tsetskhladze
Rezi Tsetskhladze

Position:  Viticulturist-Winemaker and Communications & Marketing at MWM

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Phillip Tuck MW
Phillip Tuck MW

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Hatch Mansfield

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Francesca Turra
Francesca Turra

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Rosewood Hotel

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Lado  Uzunashvili
Lado Uzunashvili

Position: Chief Winemaker, Director, Owner at Mukado Wines Ltd

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