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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.

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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Heidi Duminy CWM
Heidi Duminy CWM

Position: Principal

Company: Cape Wine Academy

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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

Company: Tbilisi Wine Muzeum

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Christian  Eedes
Christian Eedes

Position: Editor

Company: winemag.co.za

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Jared Ehret
Jared Ehret

Position: Sales Manager

Company: Falcon Vinters

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Maria Elener
Maria Elener

Position: Wine Sourcing & Supplier Manager (Europe)

Company: Off Piste Wines

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Irem Eren
Irem Eren

Position: Business Development Director

Company: BevZero

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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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Emma Farrelly
Emma Farrelly

Position: Director of Wine

Company: State Buildings & Como The Treasury

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Siobhan Feeley
Siobhan Feeley

Position: Distiller

Company: Sacred Spirits

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Giovanni Ferlito
Giovanni Ferlito

Position: Head of Wine and Beverage

Company: The Ritz London

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Michael Fichtner
Michael Fichtner

Position: Whisky Sommelier

Company: Coburg Bar at the Connaught Hotel

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Simon Field MW
Simon Field MW

Position: Freelance Consultant

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