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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 each wine or spirit methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of a mix of wine and spirit experts, such as leading sommeliers and distillers, influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, buyers, importers and distributors. The IWSC also runs an Associate Judging Programme in partnership with the WSET and Plumpton College, offering new industry talent the opportunity to gain judging experience. View the judges from 2019 below.

Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Cargo: Chair Judge

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Joe Fattorini
Joe Fattorini

Empresa: The Wine Show

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Dhavall  Gandhi
Dhavall Gandhi

Cargo: Panel Judge

Empresa: The Lakes Distillery

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Lois Gauthier
Lois Gauthier

Cargo: Distilling and Liquid Innovation Manager

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Rebecca Gergely
Rebecca Gergely

Cargo: Panel Judge

Empresa: Enotria & Coe

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Tobias Gorn
Tobias Gorn

Cargo: Chair Judge

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Colin Hampden-White
Colin Hampden-White

Cargo: Panel Judge

Empresa: The Three Drinkers

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Cargo: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Sarah Heller MW
Sarah Heller MW

Cargo: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Guy Hodcroft
Guy Hodcroft

Cargo: Panel Judge

Empresa: Master of Malt

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Peter Holland
Peter Holland

Cargo: Chair Judge

Empresa: The Floating Rum Shack

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Christopher Horridge
Christopher Horridge

Empresa: Face Field Marketing

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John Hoskins MW
John Hoskins MW

Cargo: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Empresa: The Old Bridge

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Alex Hunt MW
Alex Hunt MW

Cargo: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Empresa: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Roger Jones
Roger Jones

Cargo: Chair Judge

Empresa: The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

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Elizabeth Kelly MW
Elizabeth Kelly MW

Empresa: Marks & Spencer

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