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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.

Sarah  Kemp
Sarah Kemp

Position: Founder

Company: The Wine Conversation

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David Kermode
David Kermode

Position: Journalist & Broadcaster

Company: Vinosaurus

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Mariam Khomasuridze
Mariam Khomasuridze

Position: Professor of Oenology & Vticulture

Company: Georgian Technical University

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Harriet Kininmonth
Harriet Kininmonth

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: The Wine Society

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Jonathan Kleeman
Jonathan Kleeman

Position: Group Beverage Manager & Executive Head Sommelier

Company: Restaurant Story Group

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Belinda Kleinig
Belinda Kleinig

Position: Winemaker

Company: M&S

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Martin Kleveta
Martin Kleveta

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

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Sarah Knowles MW
Sarah Knowles MW

Company: Co-operative

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Jan Konetzki
Jan Konetzki

Position: Creative Director and Founder

Company: Konetzki

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Benadda Kouider
Benadda Kouider

Position: CEO / Champagne Buyer

Company: Champagnesmart

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Malu  Lambert
Malu Lambert

Position: Wine writer

Company: Malu Lambert

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Erin Larkin
Erin Larkin

Position: Independent Wine Writer & Communicator, Reviewer of Australian and New Zealand wines for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

Company: Freelance

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Jono  Le Feuvre
Jono Le Feuvre

Position: Online Content Producer

Company: Han Drinks Solo

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Regine Lee MW
Regine Lee MW

Position: Managing Director

Company: Indigo Wine

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Charlie Leech
Charlie Leech

Position: Buying Assistant

Company: Berry Bros & Rudd

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Richard Lewis
Richard Lewis

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Majestic

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Ben Llewelyn
Ben Llewelyn

Position: Managing Director

Company: Carte Blanche

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Zviad  Loladze
Zviad Loladze

Position: Chief winemaker at Tbilvino

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Cat Lomax
Cat Lomax

Position: Head of Buying

Company: Goedhuis Waddesdon

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Sophia Longhi
Sophia Longhi

Position: Wine Communicator

Company: Skin and Pulp

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