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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.

Douglas Murray
Douglas Murray

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Felicity Murray
Felicity Murray

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Arthur Nägele
Arthur Nägele

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Eddie Nara
Eddie Nara

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Barrel Concepts

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Stefan Neumann MS
Stefan Neumann MS

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Steve Notman
Steve Notman

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Martine Nouet
Martine Nouet

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Mick O'Connell MW
Mick O'Connell MW

Posizione: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Nick Oakley
Nick Oakley

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Marcel Orford-Williams
Marcel Orford-Williams

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: The Wine Society

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Sean Ou
Sean Ou

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Bernadette Pamplin
Bernadette Pamplin

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Richard Paterson
Richard Paterson

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Sebastian Payne MW
Sebastian Payne MW

Posizione: Chair Judge

Azienda: The Wine Society

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Piotr Pietras MS
Piotr Pietras MS

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Matt Pym
Matt Pym

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Pym My Wine Ltd

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Mike Ritchie MW
Mike Ritchie MW

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Kerry Jo Rizzo
Kerry Jo Rizzo

Posizione: Panel Judge

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