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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.

Ian Chang
Ian Chang

Cargo: Panel Judge

Empresa: Kavalan

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Dawn Davies MW
Dawn Davies MW

Cargo: Member of the Spirits Judging Committee

Empresa: Speciality Drinks

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Greg Dillon
Greg Dillon

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Ivan Dixon
Ivan Dixon

Cargo: Chair Judge

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Ludo Ducrocq
Ludo Ducrocq

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Julie Dupouy
Julie Dupouy

Cargo: Panel Judge

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Lois Gauthier
Lois Gauthier

Cargo: Distilling and Liquid Innovation Manager

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