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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.

Serdar Balkaya
Serdar Balkaya

Azienda: 67 Pall Mall

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Stephen Beal
Stephen Beal

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Winifred  Bowman
Winifred Bowman

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Anne Brock
Anne Brock

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Bombay Sapphire

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Freddy Bulmer
Freddy Bulmer

Azienda: The Wine Society

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Ian Burrell
Ian Burrell

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: UK RumFest

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Victoria Burt MW
Victoria Burt MW

Posizione: Chair Judge

Azienda: WSET

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John Cashman
John Cashman

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Beam Suntory

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Ian Chang
Ian Chang

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Kavalan

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Marie Cheong-Thong
Marie Cheong-Thong

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Alistair Cooper MW
Alistair Cooper MW

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Dawn Davies MW
Dawn Davies MW

Posizione: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Azienda: Speciality Drinks

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Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Azienda: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Sergio De Luca
Sergio De Luca

Azienda: Enotria & Coe

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Posizione: Chair Judge

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