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DWWA judge profile: Ieva Markaityte

Ieva Markaityte is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2022.

Ieva Markaityte

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

Ieva’s passion for wines started 17 years ago in Minneapolis where she was managing 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, alongside studying economics at university.

Craving for 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 Portuguese restaurant ‘Taberna do Mercado’, premium sales account manager at Berkmann Wine Cellars.

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