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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.

Serdar Balkaya
Serdar Balkaya

Empresa: 67 Pall Mall

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Freddy Bulmer
Freddy Bulmer

Empresa: The Wine Society

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Victoria Burt MW
Victoria Burt MW

Cargo: Chair Judge

Empresa: WSET

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Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Empresa: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Sergio De Luca
Sergio De Luca

Empresa: Enotria & Coe

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Joe Fattorini
Joe Fattorini

Empresa: The Wine Show

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Sarah Heller MW
Sarah Heller MW

Cargo: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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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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