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.

May 2015 - Photos of the 51st Conference Weekend via the Conference Details page .

STOP PRESS! It was announced at the 51st Conference Weekend that the 52nd Conference Weekend will be on October 16th - 18th 2015. The wine competition will be aperitif any style, and the beer competition will be a wheat beer.
June 2015 - details of the Conference Weekend are now available on the Conference Details page.

Last updated: 03/06/15
Copyright: 2006 NGWBJ