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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.

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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Erik Simonics
Erik Simonics

Company: Caprice Holdings

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Aidy Smith
Aidy Smith

Company: The Three Drinkers

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David T  Smith
David T Smith

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Summer Fruit Cup

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Igor Sotric
Igor Sotric

Company: China Tang

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Jeremy Stephens
Jeremy Stephens

Company: Cotswolds Distillery

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Kelly Stevenson
Kelly Stevenson

Company: JetVine Ltd

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Daniel Stojcic
Daniel Stojcic

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: The Raby Hunt

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Emma Stokes
Emma Stokes

Company: Ginmonkey

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Rachel  Sutherland
Rachel Sutherland

Position: Liquid & Innovation Manager

Company: Warner's Distillery

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