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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.

Alistair Cooper MW
Alistair Cooper MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Daniel  Crowther
Daniel Crowther

Position: Director

Company: Hedonist Drinks

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Sue Daniels
Sue Daniels

Company: Marks & Spencer

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Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Company: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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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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Barbara Drew MW
Barbara Drew MW

Position: Events Manager

Company: Berry Bros & Rudd

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Christian  Eedes
Christian Eedes

Position: Editor

Company: Winemag

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Christian  Eedes
Christian Eedes

Position: Editor

Company: winemag.co.za

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Katie Exton
Katie Exton

Company: Lorne Restaurant

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Joe Fattorini
Joe Fattorini

Company: The Wine Show

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Spencer  Fondaumiere
Spencer Fondaumiere

Position: Founder & Director

Company: Wineyard East Africa

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Spencer  Fondaummiere
Spencer Fondaummiere

Position: Founder & Director

Company: Wineyard East Africa

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Bernard  Fontanna
Bernard Fontanna

Company: Origin Wines

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