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The judges

Judges and Scientific Commitee

The wines participating to 5StarWines will be tasted by a panel of highly qualified, international experts, having been selected among Masters of Wine, Master Sommelier’s, WSET Diploma holders, VIA experts and ambassadors, oenologists and journalists.

The objectivity of the selection is guaranteed by the international panel of judges,

With their varied professional backgrounds as well as with the blind tasting process.

Every year, the selection is carried out by the 5StarWines Scientific Committee, this years’ edition to be officiated by Lynne Sherriff MW. The jury is subdivided into panels made up of 5 judges each. Every panel has to taste a fixed number of wines during each session. Each panel is coordinated by a Panel Chairman.

SENIOR GENERAL CHAIRMAN 2019  –  Lynne Sherriff MW

5StarWines - Senior Chairman Lynne Sheriff MW

Originally trained in hotel management, Lynne Sherriff MW’s interest in wine grew through her studies and lead to her gaining diplomas in cellar technology in Stellenbosch, and a state degree in oenology and viticulture in Germany, before working for Nederburg and the Stellenbosch Farmers Winery in South Africa. In 1990, she was head hunted to establish the Hong Kong Wine & Spirits Academy, and after relocating to London in 1992 to establish the wine import and distribution company Vinfruco, she launched the Arniston Bay brand. Sherriff became an MW in 1993 and was chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine from 2010 to 2012. Sherriff was Chairman of China and Japan Wine Challenge Wine Competitions and DWWA judge since 2004. She was awarded by the Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan, for her contribution to wine education, from Masi Foundation Award, Verona Italy for contribution to international wine education and nominated as one of the 50 most influential people in the world of wine by Wine Intelligence, UK. She currently works as an educator and independent wine consultant specialising in production, blending and marketing focusing on Europe, Africa and Asia.





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