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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 every glass put in front of them methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of experts and influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, from buyers, importers and distributors to the specialists making and serving the drinks. View our judges below.

Federico Pavan
Federico Pavan

Position: Director of Mixology

Company: The Donovan bar

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Desmond Payne MBE
Desmond Payne MBE

Position: Master Distiller,Beefeater Gin

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Beth Pearce MW
Beth Pearce MW

Company: Lay & Wheeler

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Oliver  Pergl
Oliver Pergl

Position: Tequila Educator

Company: Proximo U.K

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Catherine Petrie MW
Catherine Petrie MW

Company: Lay and Wheeler

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James  Phillips
James Phillips

Position: Beer & Spirits Buyer

Company: Jeroboams

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Francesco Pittala
Francesco Pittala

Position: Bar Manager

Company: The Malt Lounge & Bar

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Alastair Pyatt
Alastair Pyatt

Position: Head of Buying

Company: Jascots

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Georgi  Radev
Georgi Radev

Position: Bar Owner

Company: Laki Kane

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Valentin Radosav
Valentin Radosav

Company: Wine Consultant

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Laura  Richards
Laura Richards

Position: Digital Content Editor, Club Oenologique

Company: Club Oenologique

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Keli Rivers
Keli Rivers

Position: Sr National Brand Ambassador

Company: Sipsmith

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Clément Robert MS
Clément Robert MS

Company: Caprice Holdings

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