DWWA 2016 judge page
Here you can find profiles of all of the judges for the Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 (DWWA 2016).

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Rebecca Palmer

Rebecca Palmer Rebecca Palmer is associate director and buyer for the Corney & Barrow Group based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. As head of commercial buying, she is responsible…

DWWA Judge: Luigi Buonanno

Luigi Buonanno Luigi Buonanno has worked in the catering industry since the age of 15. He is currently sales account manager at Berkmann Wine Cellars.  Prior to this he was…

Nicolas Clerc MS

Nicolas Clerc MS Nicolas Clerc MS has been working with Fields, Morris and Verdin since 2014 as an account manager and previously worked in the restaurant industry for 14 years.…

Andrea Frost

Andrea Frost Andrea Frost is a wine writer, author and columnist whose work has been described as “more like an evening with a particularly erudite and witty dinner companion than…

Gerard Barnes

Gerard Barnes Gerard Barnes currently buys wine for Berkmann Wine Cellars.  In his twenty odd years in the wine industry he has held a range of roles including senior positions.…

Christopher Tanghe MS

Christopher Tanghe MS Christopher Tanghe MS is a New Englander and his foray into restaurants began at the age of 13, as a dishwasher for a country club in Pocasset,…

DWWA judge: Tom Forrest

Tom Forrest Edinburgh-born Tom Forrest first fell in love with wine, and especially Pinot Noir, at the age of 18 when he was given a bottle of Nuits-St-Georges by a…

Allan Cheesman

Allan Cheesman Allan Cheesman has been in the UK wine trade for 44 years, spending 31 of them at Sainsbury’s, where he was trading director. As he was responsible for…

Serdar Balkaya

Serdar Balkaya Serdar Balkaya is the Head Sommelier at the Royal Automobile Club. Former head sommelier of Heston Blumenthal’s London restaurant Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental, his had previously been…