The National Guild of Wine and Beer Judges is the body responsible for setting and maintaining the standards for judging at shows throughout England and Wales. It was founded in 1963 by a group of people who had become concerned at the variability of judging standards at various shows.

The Guild holds an annual conference for Judges, which provides a useful forum for discussion and seeks to maintain standards by holding open judging for entries in a wine and beer competition staged at the conference.

The guild also has a newsletter to keep judges informed and maintains the judges handbook. This is the judges bible and defines the standard which all judges apply at competitions.

The 55th Conference Weekend will be on November 2nd - 4th 2018 at the Park Inn Hotel in Peterborough.
The wine assessment competition will be dessert any colour, and the beer assessment competition will be barley wine.
Details of the Conference Weekend are available on the Conference Details page.

Photos of the 2017 weekend

Last updated: 22/07/18
Copyright: 2006 NGWBJ