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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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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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Anne Brock
Anne Brock

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Bruno Broger
Bruno Broger

Posizione: Panel Judge

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John Cashman
John Cashman

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Ian Chang
Ian Chang

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Kavalan

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Dawn Davies MW
Dawn Davies MW

Posizione: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Azienda: Speciality Drinks

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Greg Dillon
Greg Dillon

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Ludo Ducrocq
Ludo Ducrocq

Posizione: Panel Judge

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John Gibbons
John Gibbons

Posizione: Panel Judge

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James Goggin
James Goggin

Posizione: Panel Judge

Azienda: Empirical Spirits

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Tobias Gorn
Tobias Gorn

Posizione: Chair Judge

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Stephen Gould
Stephen Gould

Posizione: Panel Judge

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Posizione: Chair Judge and member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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