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The DWWA Judges


The Decanter World Wine Awards is internationally recognised for its world-class judging panels, made up of some of the world's top wine experts, including Masters of Wine and Master Sommeliers, who are foremost specialists in their field.

Wines are judged on a regional basis in carefully organised flights by country, region, colour, grape, style, vintage and price point. This ensures wines are judged in flights against their peers. Learn more about the rigorous judging process →


DWWA 2022 Co-Chairs

 

DWWA Co-Chair: Sarah Jane Evans MW


Sarah Jane MW, award-winning journalist, is one of four 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 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: Ronan Sayburn MS


Ronan joins DWWA 2022 as the official fourth Co-Chair.

He is the CEO for the Court of Master Sommeliers European chapter, head of wine at 67 Pall Mall in London, and runs his own consultancy. 

 


DWWA Regional Chairs

 

Meet the 2022 Regional Chairs


DWWA 2022 Regional Chairs coming soon…


DWWA Judges

 

Meet the 2022 judges


DWWA 2022 judges coming soon…


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