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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.

Leona  De Pasquale
Leona De Pasquale

Company: Camellia and Vine

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Ortis Deley
Ortis Deley

Position: Spirits Evangelist

Company: Glassmates

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Steph DiCamillo
Steph DiCamillo

Position: Director

Company: Cocktails by Mail

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Andrea Dionori
Andrea Dionori

Position: Buyer

Company: Millroy's Bar

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Position: Consultant

Company: Procera Gin

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Barbara Drew MW
Barbara Drew MW

Position: Events Manager

Company: Berry Bros & Rudd

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Shiada Drysdale
Shiada Drysdale

Position: Manager - Beverages

Company: Virgin Atlantic

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Ludo Ducrocq
Ludo Ducrocq

Position: Director of Education & Advocacy

Company: Glenmorangie Company

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Philip Duff
Philip Duff

Position: Spirits educator

Company: Liquid Solutions

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Eiméar Duggan
Eiméar Duggan

Company: Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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Julie Dupouy
Julie Dupouy

Position: Sommelier

Company: Down2Wine

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Jaba Dzimistarishvili
Jaba Dzimistarishvili

Position: Best sommelier of Georgia 2021

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Christian  Eedes
Christian Eedes

Position: Editor

Company: winemag.co.za

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Maria Elener
Maria Elener

Position: Wine Sourcing & Supplier Manager (Europe)

Company: Off Piste Wines

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Katie Exton
Katie Exton

Company: Lorne Restaurant

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Timothy Falzon
Timothy Falzon

Position: Assistant General Manager

Company: Laki Kane

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Siobhan Feeley
Siobhan Feeley

Position: Distiller

Company: Sacred Spirits

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