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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.

Veronika Karlova
Veronika Karlova

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Stephen Kennard
Stephen Kennard

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Sarah Knowles MW
Sarah Knowles MW

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Louis Lee
Louis Lee

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Julie Lee
Julie Lee

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Matthieu Longuere MS
Matthieu Longuere MS

Posizione: Panel Chair

Azienda: Le Cordon Bleu

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Amanda Ludlow
Amanda Ludlow

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: The Whisky Lounge

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Eddie Ludlow
Eddie Ludlow

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Tatiana Mann
Tatiana Mann

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Charles Maxwell
Charles Maxwell

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Barry McCaughley
Barry McCaughley

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Davide Merlini
Davide Merlini

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Joseph Micallef
Joseph Micallef

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Virginia Miller
Virginia Miller

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Neil Moynard
Neil Moynard

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Compass Spirits

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Meeghan Murdoch
Meeghan Murdoch

Posizione: Panel Judge

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