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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.

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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Magda  Surguladze
Magda Surguladze

Position: Sommelier and Educator at ICR group

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Rachel  Sutherland
Rachel Sutherland

Position: Liquid & Innovation Manager

Company: Warner's Distillery

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Rachel Sutherland
Rachel Sutherland

Company: Warners distillery

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Shannon Tebay
Shannon Tebay

Position: Panel Judge

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Wieteke Teppema
Wieteke Teppema

Company: Carte Blanche

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Meme Toor
Meme Toor

Company: Meme Loves Gin

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Robbie Toothill
Robbie Toothill

Company: Lay & Wheeler

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Rezi  Tsetskhladze
Rezi Tsetskhladze

Position:  Viticulturist-Winemaker and Communications & Marketing at MWM

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