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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.

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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Lado  Uzunashvili
Lado Uzunashvili

Position: Chief Winemaker, Director, Owner at Mukado Wines Ltd

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Michael Vachon
Michael Vachon

Position: Co-Founder

Company: Maverick Drinks

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Janine  Van Zyl
Janine Van Zyl

Position: Account Executive

Company: First Pour Drinks

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Janine  Van Zyl
Janine Van Zyl

Position: New World Account Executive 

Company: FirstPour Drinks

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Adamo Varbaro
Adamo Varbaro

Position: Events and Project Manager

Company: FastForward Bartending

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Racheal Vaughan Jones
Racheal Vaughan Jones

Position: Drinks SME Expert

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Dirceu Vianna Junior MW
Dirceu Vianna Junior MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Camille Vidal
Camille Vidal

Company: Mindful Drinking

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Olivier Ward
Olivier Ward

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: Gin Foundry

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