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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.

Laura  Richards
Laura Richards

Position: Digital Content Editor, Club Oenologique

Company: Club Oenologique

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Keli Rivers
Keli Rivers

Position: Sipsmith US Brand Ambassador

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Clément Robert MS
Clément Robert MS

Company: Caprice Holdings

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Caroline Roddis
Caroline Roddis

Company: The Whisky Exchange

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Bryan Rodriguez
Bryan Rodriguez

Company: Harvey Nicols

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Diana Rollan
Diana Rollan

Company: D&D London

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Nick Room
Nick Room

Company: R T Wine Solutions Ltd

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Josh Rosenbaum
Josh Rosenbaum

Company: Glenrinnes Distillery Ltd. (Eight Lands Organic Spirits)

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Andreas Rosendal
Andreas Rosendal

Company: Whatley Manor Hotel

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David Round MW
David Round MW

Company: Round About Wine

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Christine  Rudman
Christine Rudman

Position: Cape Wine Master/Journalist/Wine Consultant

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