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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.

Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Cargo: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Anne Brock
Anne Brock

Cargo: Panel Judge

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John Cashman
John Cashman

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Ian Chang
Ian Chang

Cargo: Panel Judge

Empresa: Kavalan

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Dawn Davies MW
Dawn Davies MW

Cargo: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Empresa: Speciality Drinks

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Cargo: Chair Judge

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Tobias Gorn
Tobias Gorn

Cargo: Chair Judge

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Cargo: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Guy Hodcroft
Guy Hodcroft

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Cargo: Chair Judge

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Louis Lee
Louis Lee

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Eddie Ludlow
Eddie Ludlow

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Tatiana Mann
Tatiana Mann

Cargo: Panel Judge

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