Barry McCaughley

Position

Panel Judge

Barry has 20 years experience in the beverage and hospitality industries.

He has owned an Italian wine import agency, sourced wine from all over Europe, led a number of high profile food and beverage events and consulted on over 20 bar and restaurant concepts including - Morso, Freakscene, Black Roe, Hankies, Nirvana, Kim Chee and Chotto Matte where he made Finalist in Wine List of the year in 2013.

Barry is also a fully certified Sake sommelier and achieved a runners up spot in World Sake Sommelier of the Year.

He has been an IWSC judge for 4 years (sake/shochu, asian spirits, wine (Italy and France) tequila/mezcal), presented masterclasses and frequently hosts training sessions for restaurant teams.

Currently, Barry is a Partner in two businesses. In drinks with Kaiju Drinks, a Japanese spirits company and in hospitality with restaurant group, Morso.

Barry McCaughley