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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.

Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Company: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Poppy De Courcy Wheeler
Poppy De Courcy Wheeler

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Waitrose

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Andrew De Lavis-Trafford
Andrew De Lavis-Trafford

Position: Spirits Buying Manager

Company: Enotria & Coe

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Sergio De Luca
Sergio De Luca

Company: Enotria & Coe

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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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Emma Denney
Emma Denney

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: The Claridge's Hotel

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Marina Diaz
Marina Diaz

Position: Group Head Sommelier

Company: Rare Restaurants

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Stephanie DiCamillo
Stephanie DiCamillo

Position: Owner & Director

Company: Wine & Such

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Andrea Dionori
Andrea Dionori

Position: Buyer / Salesperson

Company: Millroy's Bar

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Position: Consultant

Company: Circular Squared Drinks

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Peter Doherty
Peter Doherty

Position: Assistant Wine Buyer

Company: Hallgarten & Novum Wines

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Andrea Donadio
Andrea Donadio

Position: Co-Founder

Company: Tinte Vinos

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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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