Ieva Markaityte is a judge at the 2020 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Ieva Markaityte’s passion for wines started 15 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’ and premium sales account manager at Berkmann Wine Cellars.
In 2019, Ieva started a new independent wine consultancy company ‘SLO Wines’.