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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.

Billy Abbott
Billy Abbott

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Ivan Abrahamsen
Ivan Abrahamsen

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Tuğba Altınöz
Tuğba Altınöz

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Sara Bachiorri
Sara Bachiorri

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Serdar Balkaya
Serdar Balkaya

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Roger Barnes
Roger Barnes

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Edward Bates
Edward Bates

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Bruno Besa
Bruno Besa

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Nick Bielak
Nick Bielak

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Jay Bileti
Jay Bileti

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Colin Boother
Colin Boother

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Mariano Braga
Mariano Braga

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Anne Brock
Anne Brock

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Bruno Broger
Bruno Broger

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Freddy Bulmer
Freddy Bulmer

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: The Wine Society

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Victoria Burt MW
Victoria Burt MW

Posizione: Chair Judge

Azienda: WSET

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Danny Cameron
Danny Cameron

Posizione: Chair Judge

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John Cashman
John Cashman

Posizione: Panel Judge

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