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2019 London Wine Competition Judges


The leading panel of top-level wine buyers with current direct commercial buying responsibility.

Here are the judges who assessed all the entrants of the 2019 London Wine Competition.

  1. Robin Kick MW: Master of Wine

  2. Joanne Ahearne MW: Master of Wine

  3. Abdelilah Ait El Caid: Sommelier at SUSHISAMBA LONDON

  4. Angelo Altobelli: Head Sommelier at Belmond Hotel, London

  5. Vincenzo Arnese: Assistant Head Sommelier & Wine Buyer, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, London, UK

  6. Anna Botting: Head Sommelier

  7. Pasquale Carandente: Store Manager, Oddbins, UK

  8. Filippo Carnevale: Head Sommelier, XIER

  9. Cassidy Dart, MW: Director of Wine, Pol Roger limited, Surrey, UK

  10. Barbara Drew MW: Wine & Spirits Education Specialist, Events & Education

  11. Simon Field MW: Freelance Writer and Consultant, UK

  12. David Forer MW: Master of Wine, Spain

  13. Ben Franks: CEO and Co-founder of Novel Wines, London, UK

  14. Matteo Furlan: Deputy head sommelier, The Ritz London

  15. Rebecca Gibb MW: Master of Wine and Wine Journalist, London, UK

  16. Philip Harden MW: Master of Wine

  17. Sorcha Holloway: Wine Communicator, Founder of #UKWinehour

  18. Giuseppe Iacona: Head Sommelier at Gordon Ramsay Group

  19. Stamatis Iseris: Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at La Trompette, London

  20. Anne Jones: Waitrose Category Manager, UK

  21. Andre Luis T Martins: Head Sommelier/Wine Buyer at The Cavalry and Guards Club, London

  22. Jamie Marshall: Beer, Wine & Spirits Category Manager, AmazonFresh & Prime Now at Amazon UK

  23. Roberta Neave: Category Buyer - Wine at Star Pubs & Bars

  24. Antonio Palmarini: Head Sommelier at SUSHISAMBA

  25. Stefano Pasqual: Head sommelier, Gordon Ramsay Group, London, UK

  26. Filippo Pastorini: Head of Wine and Sake at Sushisamba / Duck&Waffle

  27. Piotr Pietras MS: Piotr Pietras, Master Sommelier, UK

  28. Michael Raebel: Head Sommelier at Rosewood Hotel London, London, UK

  29. Adam Ramic: Head Sommelier & Wine buyer at The Conduit

  30. Kathrine Larsen Robert MS: Premium Wine Ambassador, Enotria Winecellars Ltd, UK

  31. David Round MW: Owner, Round About Wine, London

  32. Loris Sain: Liquor & Retail Manager, The Grosvenor Hotel, Australia

  33. Julien Sarrasin: Assistant Head Sommelier at Hide Above

  34. Greg Sherwood MW: Master of Wine and Fine Wine Buyer at Handford Wines, Kensington, UK

  35. Erik Simonics: Head Sommelier, La Dame de Pic at Four Seasons Ten Trinity Square, London, UK

  36. Agustin Trapero: Head Sommelier, D&D London, UK

  37. Tim Triptree MW: International Director-Specialist, Christie's Wine Department, UK

  38. Adriana Valentini: Wine Manager, Balthazar Restaurant, UK

  39. David Vareille: Head Sommelier / Wine buyer, The Arts Club, London, UK

  40. Demetri Walters MW: Wine Educator, Berry Bros. & Rudd, UK

2020 London Wine Competition submissions start from April 01, 2020. Enter your wines here and get them judged by the top wine buyers.