Helen McEvoy is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

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After studying French and business at university, Helen McEvoy joined Sainsbury’s graduate training scheme as a trainee buyer in the wine department and was instantly hooked on wine.

After spending eight years buying wine for various UK retailers, McEvoy took a sabbatical break to work the 2012 vintage in New Zealand. Upon her return to the UK, she re-joined Direct Wines to manage the wine buying team, after which she moved to the retail side of the business.

Helen McEvoy is currently the Retail and Events Director at Laithwaite’s, with overall responsibility for every aspect of direct customer contact, which includes the operation of the company’s stores and concessions, and over 200 consumer wine tasting events hosted annually.

Helen McEvoy was first a judge at the DWWA in 2006.