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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.

Spencer  Fondaumiere
Spencer Fondaumiere

Position: Founder & Director

Company: Wineyard East Africa

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Miranda Fong
Miranda Fong

Position: Wine buyer

Company: Graft Wines

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Bernard  Fontanna
Bernard Fontanna

Company: Origin Wines

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Julia Forte
Julia Forte

Company: The Gin Club

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Michael Foster
Michael Foster

Position: Global Brand Ambassador

Company: Belvedere Vodka

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Matteo Furlan
Matteo Furlan

Position: Head of Wine

Company: The Dorchester Hotel

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Dhavall  Gandhi
Dhavall Gandhi

Position: Managing Director & Master Blender

Company: Dhavall Gandhi Whisky

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Lois Gauthier
Lois Gauthier

Position: Distilling and Liquid Innovation Manager

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Mark Gillespie
Mark Gillespie

Position: Journalist

Company: Whisky Cast

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Anthony Gladman
Anthony Gladman

Position: Writer

Company: Freelance

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Samantha Glanfield
Samantha Glanfield

Position: Senior Wine Buyer

Company: Sainsbury's

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Gregg Glass
Gregg Glass

Position: Master Whisky Maker & Blender

Company: Whyte & Mackay

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Gus Gluck
Gus Gluck

Company: GB Wine Shippers

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Anna Godabrelidze
Anna Godabrelidze

Position: Oenologist, Educator, Presenter & Director of the Faculty Viticulture and Oenology at the Agricultural University of Georgia.

Company: Vinemo, Anemo

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James Goggin
James Goggin

Position: Head of Sales at Empirical

Company: Empirical

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Enrique Gomez
Enrique Gomez

Position: Bar Operations Manager

Company: Sticks'n'Sushi

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