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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.

John Gibbons
John Gibbons

Poste: Panel Judge

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Gus Gluck
Gus Gluck

Poste: Panel Judge

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James Goggin
James Goggin

Poste: Panel Judge

Société: Empirical Spirits

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Tobias Gorn
Tobias Gorn

Poste: Chair Judge

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Poste: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Sarah Heller MW
Sarah Heller MW

Poste: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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John Hoskins MW
John Hoskins MW

Poste: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Société: Old Bridge Hotel, Restaurant and Wine Shop, IMW Examination

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Alex Hunt MW
Alex Hunt MW

Poste: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Société: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Ulrich Jakob
Ulrich Jakob

Poste: Panel Judge

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Roger Jones
Roger Jones

Poste: Chair Judge

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Poste: Chair Judge

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