The IWSC boasts the most highly qualified and trained group of international judges of any wine and spirit competition. Judges are selected for their knowledge and experience, and in order to ensure that products are evaluated fairly and with consumer expectations in mind, qualified and knowledgeable consumer judges work alongside MWs and prominent trade judges.
All judges must attend an induction and may also be asked to attend a trial judging day before being permitted to sit on a panel. Judges performance is constantly reviewed by monitoring scoring patterns and notes.
If you are interested in being considered for our panel of judges, please complete the application form here.
- “We believe the IWSC provides a unique level of international expertise and competition. Consumers understand the value of our spirits being judged by the IWSC to be some of the best in the world, and we consistently see growth in our brands because of the IWSC honors awarded to them.”Harlen WheatleyMaster Distiller, Buffalo Trace
- “We have been entering the IWSC for well over a decade as it's one of the most prestigious competitions of its type. The rigorous judging process is second to none and it is a huge accolade for us to win medals as it validates our focus on producing quality wines for our customers.”Kimberley DavenportMarketing and PR Manager, Beers, Wines & Spirits, Sainsbury's Supermarkets
- “As the IWSC is one of the best-judged wine shows in the world, any wine with an IWSC medal is greeted very favourably by the consumer”Neil McGuiganCEO, Australian Vintage, 2015 IWSC President