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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.

Francesco Pittala
Francesco Pittala

Position: Bar Manager

Company: The Malt Lounge & Bar

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Rachael Pogmore
Rachael Pogmore

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Enotria & Coe

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Martina Pokorna
Martina Pokorna

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Jascots Wine Merchants

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Randall Pollard
Randall Pollard

Position: Importer and Merchant

Company: Heart & Soil Imports & Randall’s Fine Wines

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Luca Ponte
Luca Ponte

Position: Assistant Manager

Company: Claridge's

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Ewan Proctor
Ewan Proctor

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Enotria & Coe

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Alastair Pyatt
Alastair Pyatt

Position: Head of Buying

Company: Jascots

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Georgi  Radev
Georgi Radev

Position: Bar Owner

Company: Laki Kane

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Valentin Radosav
Valentin Radosav

Company: Wine Consultant

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Madhu Rajigani
Madhu Rajigani

Position: Brand Ambassador

Company: The Macallan

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Jenny Rea
Jenny Rea

Position: Lead Product Development

Company: Marks & Spencer

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Philipp Reinstaller
Philipp Reinstaller

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Trivet Restaurant

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Lucas Reynaud-Paligot
Lucas Reynaud-Paligot

Position: Assistant Head-Sommelier

Company: The Connaught

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Laura  Richards
Laura Richards

Position: Digital Content Editor, Club Oenologique

Company: Club Oenologique

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Keli Rivers
Keli Rivers

Position: Sr National Brand Ambassador

Company: Sipsmith

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Clément Robert MS
Clément Robert MS

Company: Caprice Holdings

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Emma Robinson
Emma Robinson

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Enotria

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Kapri Robinson
Kapri Robinson

Position: Spirits Educator / Bartender

Company: Hotel Bar, Allegory / Soul Palate podcast

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