Judges

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.

Alessandra Fedi

Alessandra Fedi

Italian sommelier and WSET certified educator, Alessandra lives now between London and Milan. She holds the Diploma of Wine and Spirit Education Trust and is currently studying at the IMW.

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Angela Reddin

Angela Reddin

Angela has been judging with IWSC for close to 22 years, and chairing panels for the last 9. Her expertise is very well spread out across all styles, including spirits, fortifieds and sparkling.

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Ann Samuelsen

Ann Samuelsen

Ann is a wine journalist, educator and an international judge and writes for the Norwegian trade magazine APERITIF. Since she began judging in 2007 Ann has been an international judge for IWSC, Berlin Wine Trophy and Les Grands Concour du Monde in Strasbourg.

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Anne Jones

Anne Jones

Anne is the Category Manager for Wines, Beers and Spirits at Waitrose. Her interest in wine first showed at age 11, when she chose to complete her school’s summer project on ‘Wine Labels from the Loire Valley’ to tie in with a family holiday.

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Arthur Nägele

Arthur Nägele

Introduced to spirits and distillation at an early age from his father in his own distillery, Arthur's love of fine spirits was virtually "in the cradle".

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