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The Global Masters Judges

All Global Masters are judged blind by the finest palates in the world – a panel of Masters of Wine, Master Sommeliers and senior buyers only.

Here is a list of all the judges who worked with us so far:

  • Sarah Knowles, Buyer, The Wine Society
  • Clement Robert, Sommelier, Medlar
  • David Bird MW, DBQA
  • Michael Palij MW, Winetraders (UK) Ltd
  • Matthew Hemming MW, Fine Wine Manager, Averys Wine Merchants
  • Catriona Felstead MW, Buyer, Berry Bros. & Rudd
  • John Atkinson MW
  • Martin Gamman MW, Director UK & Ireland, Champagne Joseph Perrier
  • Sam Caporn MW
  • John Casson MW
  • Beverly Tabbron MW
  • Dee Blackstock MW
  • Robert MacCulloch MW
  • Susan McCraith MW
  • Liam Steevenson MW
  • Adrian Garforth MW
  • Alun Griffiths MW
  • Miles Corish MW
  • Jonathan Pedley MW
  • Antony Moss MW
  • Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW
  • Annette Scarfe MW
  • Rosemary George MW
  • Sally Easton MW
  • Emma Symington MW
  • Stephen Skelton MW
  • David Round MW
  • Jo Locke MW
  • Roberto Della Pietra
  • Sebastian Payne MW, chief wine buyer, The Wine Society
  • Hugo Rose MW, head of trading, Culver Street
  • Ronan Sayburn MS, director of wines, The Dorchester Collection
  • Alex Hunt MW, purchasing director, Berkmann Wine Cellars
  • Demetri Walters MW, sales manager, Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Linda Jotham MW, director, Linda Jotham Fine Wine
  • Neil Sommerfelt MW, buying director, Jeroboams Group, Laytons Wine Merchants
  • Mark Savage MW, director, Savage Selection
  • Gearoid Devaney MS, Flint Wines
  • Anne McHale MW, wine educator, Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Robin Langton, global wine buyer, Laithwaites Wine
  • Sarah Abbott MW, wine buyer/tasting director, Swirl Wine Events
  • Justin Knock MW, director, The Purple Hand Wine Co.
  • Jo Ahearne MW, wine technologist, Focuswine
  • Beverley Blanning MW, author & journalist
  • Anthony Barne MW, head of wine, Bonhams
  • Keith Isaac MW, general manager, Patriarche Wine Agencies
  • Matthieu Longuère MS, Wine Development Manager, Le Cordon Bleu
  • Vanessa Cinti, head sommelier, 45 Park Lane
  • Rebecca Palmer, associate director & buyer, Corney & Barrow
  • Patrick Schmitt, Editor-in-chief, the drinks business
  • Gabriel Savage, managing editor, the drinks business
  • Lucy Shaw, deputy editor, the drinks business

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