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The DWWA Judges

Decanter World Wine Awards is judged by the world's top wine experts and regional specialists, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, who understand the typical factors of the regions they judge at the competition.

Read the profiles of the Decanter World Wine Awards’ expert judges…

DWWA 2021 Co-Chairs


DWWA Consultant Co-Chair: Michael Hill Smith MW

Michael, wine producer, international wine judge, wine consultant, and occasional wine writer, is a DWWA Co-Chair.

DWWA Co-Chair: Sarah Jane Evans MW

Sarah Jane MW, award-winning journalist, is one of three Co-Chairs at the Decanter World Wine Awards.

DWWA Co-Chair: Andrew Jefford

Andrew has been writing and broadcasting about wine since the 1980s, winning many awards for his work.


DWWA Regional Chairs


Meet the 2020 Regional Chairs

DWWA 2021 Regional Chairs coming soon…

DWWA Judges


Meet the 2020 judges

DWWA 2021 judges coming soon…

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