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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.

Millie Gooch
Millie Gooch

Position: Panel Judge

Company: Sober Girl Society

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Stephen Gould
Stephen Gould

Position: Master Distiller and CEO

Company: Golden Moon Distillery

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Aldo Graziani
Aldo Graziani

Position: Sommelier

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Matthew Greatrex
Matthew Greatrex

Position: Spirit Buyer

Company: Aldi

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Robert Grimes
Robert Grimes

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: Ocado

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Barbara Grossenbacher
Barbara Grossenbacher

Position: Founder & Director

Company: Edelwhite Gin

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Gözdem  Gürbüzatik
Gözdem Gürbüzatik

Position: Independent Wine Consultant

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Colin Hampden-White
Colin Hampden-White

Position: Presenter on The Three Drinkers on Amazon Prime

Company: The Three Drinkers

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Aleesha Hansel
Aleesha Hansel

Position: Wine Writer

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Luke Harbor
Luke Harbor

Position: Head of Wine

Company: The PIG Hotels

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Sandy Harper
Sandy Harper

Position: Cape Wine Master

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Jimmy Harris
Jimmy Harris

Position: Consultant

Company: Glassmates

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Joel Harrison
Joel Harrison

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

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Johannes Hartmann
Johannes Hartmann

Position: Food and Beverage Director

Company: Macakizi Hotel

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Fiona Hayes
Fiona Hayes

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: The Wine Society

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Krista Häkkinen
Krista Häkkinen

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Marks Club

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Will Hill
Will Hill

Position: Wine Buying Director

Company: Novel Wines

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