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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.

Bernadette Pamplin
Bernadette Pamplin

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Under the Ginfluence

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Becky  Paskin
Becky Paskin

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Richard Paterson
Richard Paterson

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Azienda: Whyte & Mackay

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Catherine Petrie MW
Catherine Petrie MW

Azienda: Lay and Wheeler

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Clément Robert MS
Clément Robert MS

Azienda: Caprice Holdings

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Maureen Robinson
Maureen Robinson

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Diageo

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Andreas Rosendal
Andreas Rosendal

Azienda: Whatley Manor Hotel

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David Round MW
David Round MW

Azienda: Round About Wine

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Victoria Sharples
Victoria Sharples

Azienda: St John Wines

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Aidy Smith
Aidy Smith

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: The Three Drinkers

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David T  Smith
David T Smith

Posizione: Chair Judge

Azienda: Summer Fruit Cup

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Igor Sotric
Igor Sotric

Azienda: China Tang

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Kelly Stevenson
Kelly Stevenson

Azienda: JetVine Ltd

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David Stewart
David Stewart

Posizione: Chair Judge

Azienda: The Balvenie

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