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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.

Alex Hunt MW
Alex Hunt MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

Company: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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Sandy Hyslop
Sandy Hyslop

Position: Director of Blending & Inventory

Company: Chivas Brothers Limited

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Shalva  Japaridze
Shalva Japaridze

Position: Legislation and wine quality control at NWAG

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Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson

Company: Woodwinters 

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Roger Jones
Roger Jones

Company: The Harrow at Little Bedwyn

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Anne Jones
Anne Jones

Position: Panel Judge

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Narmeen Kamran
Narmeen Kamran

Position: Managing Director

Company: Desert Island Events

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Veronika Karlova
Veronika Karlova

Position: UK Activation Manager

Company: Beluga Group

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Stephen Kennard
Stephen Kennard

Position: Drinks Consultant

Company: SMJK Consulting Limited

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Natsuki Kikuya
Natsuki Kikuya

Company: Museum of Sake

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Carmel  Kilcline
Carmel Kilcline

Position: Head of Technology BWS, soft drinks and juice

Company: M&S

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