The Most Important Wine & Spirits Awards™ Judged by Women Buyers.

Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards™ Judge Gaelle Gognau
Founder of Bread Elements

Gaelle Gognau is a creative mind and a strong strategist hailing from just outside Paris. Gaelle became part of the Pernod Ricard Breakthrough Innovation Group in 2012 until the present.

Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards™ Judge Dalia Leitenberg

Dalia Leitenberg handles F&B Western Cuisine & Beverage at Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts.  Educated at Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, Dalia is a global hospitality leader to watch. 

Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards™ Judge Sabrina Cantini Budden
Beverage Manager at The Hari 


  • 80% of wine is purchased by women (Women and Wine Study, Vinexpo)
  • Over 60% of wine is consumed by women (Women and Wine Study, Vinexpo)

The wine business has discovered the exciting importance of women consumers. Enter now to maximise your sales.

Winning a Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards™ Medal is THE seal of approval for wine and spirit Producers globally wanting to increase sales of their quality products to women – who buy the vast majority of wine in the World.

The Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards™ Judges are responsible for buying at the largest wine Importers, Retailers and Hotels in the World, so impressing them with your quality products is essential to secure sales for your wines and spirits.

The Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards™ Judging panel is hand selected as:

  • Major purchasing decision makers at wine & spirits Importers, Distributors and Wholesalers
  • Restaurant group buyers
  • Purchasing decision makers at major retailers
  • Prominent Hoteliers
 Women’s WIne & Spirits Awards™ Judges over the years hail from a wide range of organisations including:

Rebecca Palmer heads up a buying team of 6, having for the past decade worked at Corney & Barrow Ltd.

“I love wine and the trade of it.  My mission is twofold – firstly, to help bring these producers, their wines and their stories to more people, who (I hope) will love them; and secondly: to help more people to discover and enjoy wine, whatever their budget.  Wine should be fun rather than stuffy and intimidating.“ 

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Judge Profile: Sara Rossi, Trinity London

Sara Rossi has a career that spans Fera at Claridges, Gordon Ramsay’s Royal Hospital Road, and the Dorchester Collection, where she was mentored by Vanessa Cinti. Now Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at Trinity London.

“I feel proud that I have been considered as one of the Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards Judges. I am delighted to give my thoughts about spirits. I believe Women’s Wine & Spirits Awards results are a guarantee to the customer of a quality product.”