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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.

Joseph Arthur
Joseph Arthur

Société: Bibendum

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Serdar Balkaya
Serdar Balkaya

Société: 67 Pall Mall

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Freddy Bulmer
Freddy Bulmer

Société: The Wine Society

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Victoria Burt MW
Victoria Burt MW

Poste: Chair Judge

Société: WSET

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Nicolas Clerc MS
Nicolas Clerc MS

Société: Armit Wines

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Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Société: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Sergio De Luca
Sergio De Luca

Société: Enotria & Coe

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Gearoid Devaney MS
Gearoid Devaney MS

Société: Flint Wines

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Joe Fattorini
Joe Fattorini

Société: The Wine Show

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Sarah Heller MW
Sarah Heller MW

Poste: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Christopher Horridge
Christopher Horridge

Société: Face Field Marketing

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John Hoskins MW
John Hoskins MW

Poste: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Société: The Old Bridge

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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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Roger Jones
Roger Jones

Poste: Chair Judge

Société: The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

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