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DWWA judge profile: Ieva Markaityte

Ieva Markaityte is a judge at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Ieva Markaityte

Ieva Markaityte runs the wine program for a new Portuguese restaurant in London called ‘Lisboeta’, which is headed by Nuno Mendes.

Ieva’s passion for wine started 17 years ago in Minneapolis, where she managed an Italian wine bar. After working there for four years, she moved back to her home country of Lithuania, where she worked as a brand manager for an international wine company dealing with fine wine brands, while also studying economics at university.

Craving more wine education, she moved to London and graduated with her WSET Diploma. Since then, she has worked as a senior sommelier at Zucca restaurant, head sommelier and wine buyer for the Portuguese restaurant ‘Taberna do Mercado’, and as a premium sales account manager at Berkmann Wine Cellars.

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