Our judges are what set us apart from other international beverage competitions. We select the best and brightest beverage professionals in Europe including restauranteurs, sommeliers, retail buyers, importers, and distributors to participate, so that our entrants get the chance to make an impression on the people who will have the biggest impact on their sales. Our judges have daily contact with wine consumers and up-to-the-second knowledge of what's selling and what's trending -- Don't miss the opportunity to have your wine tasted by these industry-leading buyers.
Frederic Bouche: Champagne, France
Head Sommelier of 3 Michelin Star Restaurant L'Assiette Champenoise in Champagne, France.
Michael Christensen: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sommelier formerly of Frederikshoj (Best Danish Restaurant of the Year 2012).
Pascal Kopetzky: Vienna, Austria
Head Sommelier of Restaurant 57 of the Melia Hotel Vienna Austria.
Rudiger Kuhnle: Dresden, Germany
Peter Lamprecht: Vienna, Austria
Purchasing Wine buyer and Sommelier for L. Derksen & Co of Austria. L. Derksen is a wine and spirits importer based in Vienna since 1950.
Benjamin Mayr: Vienna, Austria
Wine and Spirits Portfolio Manager for Delfabro of Austria. Their wine portfolio includes over 3,300 domestic and international wines.
Nicolas Papavero: Champagne, France
Wine buyer for Le Vintage and Le Wine Bar in Reims located in Champagne France.
Robert Persing: Dresden, Germany
Purchasing Director for the esteemed Wesenitz Bitter Group, a respected name in the wine business for over 100 years.
Patrick Somweber: Vienna, Austria
Sommelier for the 5 Star Palais Coburg Hotel & Restaurant in Vienna, Austria