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.

It with regret that the committee has decided to cancel this years Guild Conference due to the current climate. The social distancing restrictions would have made it very difficult / impossible to run the usual programme for the weekend and would have spoilt the social ambiance of the weekend.

The date of the 57th Conference Weekend will be on November 5 - November 7 2021 at the Park Inn Hotel in Peterborough.
The wine assessment competition will be red fruit dry, and the beer assessment competition will be Saison.

Photos of the 2019 weekend

Last updated: 31/07/20
Copyright: 2006 NGWBJ