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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 each wine or spirit methodically to ensure a fair and true result, tasting and discussing each entry alongside the rest of the panel. Our panels consist of a mix of wine and spirit experts, such as leading sommeliers and distillers, influencers from every sector of the drinks trade, buyers, importers and distributors. The IWSC also runs an Associate Judging Programme in partnership with the WSET and Plumpton College, offering new industry talent the opportunity to gain judging experience. View the judges from 2019 below.

Sara Bachiorri
Sara Bachiorri

Position: Panel Judge

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Serdar Balkaya
Serdar Balkaya

Position: Panel Judge

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Bruno Besa
Bruno Besa

Position: Panel Judge

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Nick Bielak
Nick Bielak

Position: Chair Judge

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Jay Bileti
Jay Bileti

Position: Panel Judge

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Mariano Braga
Mariano Braga

Position: Panel Judge

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Freddy Bulmer
Freddy Bulmer

Position: Panel Judge

Company: The Wine Society

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Victoria Burt MW
Victoria Burt MW

Position: Chair Judge

Company: WSET

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Danny Cameron
Danny Cameron

Position: Chair Judge

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Laurent Chaniac
Laurent Chaniac

Position: Panel Judge

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Victoria Daskal
Victoria Daskal

Position: Panel Judge

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Emma Dawson MW
Emma Dawson MW

Position: Panel Judge

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Sergio De Luca
Sergio De Luca

Position: Panel Judge

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Julie Dupouy
Julie Dupouy

Position: Panel Judge

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Giovanni Ferlito
Giovanni Ferlito

Position: Panel Judge

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Simon Field MW
Simon Field MW

Position: Chair Judge

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Nikos Fradelos
Nikos Fradelos

Position: Panel Judge

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