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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.

Umay Çeviker
Umay Çeviker

Position: Writer

Company: Heritage Vines of Turkey initiative / Slow Food and Slow Wine Coalition

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Marie Cheong Thong
Marie Cheong Thong

Position: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Company: The Larder At 36

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Davit  Chichua
Davit Chichua

Position: Director at Institute for Viticulture and Oenology

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Irakli  Cholobargia
Irakli Cholobargia

Position: Marketing Consultant, Wines & Spirits

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Megan Clarke
Megan Clarke

Position: Wine buyer

Company: Ellis of Richmond ltd

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Nicolas Clerc MS
Nicolas Clerc MS

Position: Portfolio Director

Company: Armit Wines

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Freddie Cobb
Freddie Cobb

Position: Head of Drinks & Wine Buyer

Company: Vagabond Wines

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Alistair Cooper MW
Alistair Cooper MW

Position: Member of the Wine Judging Committee

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Meltem Coşkun
Meltem Coşkun

Position: Wine Director

Company: Group D.ream

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Andrew Craig
Andrew Craig

Position: Wine Buyer

Company: C&C Group

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Peter Crawford
Peter Crawford

Position: Director / Buyer

Company: Sip Champagnes

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Chris Crawford
Chris Crawford

Position: Group general Manager of Beverage

Company: Crown Resorts

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Sofia Crepaz
Sofia Crepaz

Position: Head Sommelier

Company: Trivet Restaurant

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Harry Crowther
Harry Crowther

Position: Wine buyer

Company: Good Pair Days

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Giuseppe D'Aniello
Giuseppe D'Aniello

Position: Wine Director

Company: The London EDITION

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Gogi  Dakishvili
Gogi Dakishvili

Position: Founder and Head Winemaker at Dakishvili Family Vineyards

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Sue Daniels
Sue Daniels

Company: Marks & Spencer

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Alex Davies
Alex Davies

Position: Head of Product

Company: Virgin Wines

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Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Company: Berkmann Wine Cellars

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