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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.

Caroline Roddis
Caroline Roddis

Position: Editor

Company: The Whisky Exchange

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Bryan Rodriguez
Bryan Rodriguez

Position: JUNIOR BUYER - WINES & SPIRITS

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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Giorgi Samanishvili
Giorgi Samanishvili

Position: Wine Consultant and Oenology lecturer

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Victoria Sharples
Victoria Sharples

Company: St John Wines

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Andrew	 Shaw
Andrew Shaw

Position: Managing Director

Company: Woodwinters

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Emily  Shephard
Emily Shephard

Position: General Manager

Company: The Ethicurean

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