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DWWA judge profile: Ieva Markaityte

Ieva Markaityte is a judge at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).

Ieva Markaityte

Ieva Markaityte runs the wine programme for a new Portuguese restaurant by Nuno Mendes in London called ‘Lisboeta’.

Ieva’s passion for wine started 17 years ago in Minneapolis, where she managed an Italian wine bar. After working there for 4 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’, a premium sales account manager at Berkmann Wine Cellars, beverage manager at Lisboeta and head of e-commerce and sales at Festa Wines.

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