Judges for the UK Merchant Awards

The IWC Merchant Awards UK judging panel is headed by Peter McCombie MW and Charles Metcalfe. In 2019, they are joined by the 3 below guest judges. 

Peter McCombie MW

Peter McCombie MW

Charles Metcalfe

Charles Metcalfe

Tim Atkin MW

Tim Atkin MW

Tim is a British wine writer with an international following, with more than 25 awards to his name, including the 2009 Louis Roederer Wine Columnist of the Year and the 2011 Louis Roederer International Wine Website of the Year. In 2012, he was selected as one of the ten most influential people in the world of wine by Wine Intelligence.

He is Wine Editor at Large of OLN (Off-Licence News) and also writes for Woman and Home, The World of Fine Wine, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Imbibe, The Economist's Intelligent Life and his own website, www.timatkin.com. Tim appears regularly on BBC One's Saturday Kitchen as one of the team of resident wine experts.

Tim judges wine all over the world and is the chairman of the Top 100 South African Wines and the Wines from Spain Awards. He passed the Master of Wine exam at the first attempt in 2001, winning the Robert Mondavi Award for the best set of theory papers, and holds a BA in French from Durham University and an MSc in European Studies from the London School of Economics.

Laura Jewell MW

Laura Jewell MW

Helen McGinn

Helen McGinn