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During the judging, no judges are allowed into the vast warehouse space that holds all of the wines.

Then the bottles were placed in a defined order in the “picking area” till they were selected for judging.

Our judging tables were set in rows in a large, open-ended but very basic exhibition room.

It overlooked part of the gigantic lower floor that had been turned into a wine warehouse for the event.

All wines are tasted blind at IWC, so runners brought in all the flights of wines in coded wrappers.

It seemed to me that most flights consisted of around a dozen wines, though in actuality they were often larger or smaller.

If our panel thought a wine was technically flawed we asked for another sample, and the runners were supposed to be able to zoom off to the shelves, find the bottle and return to us in the space of a minute—which did sometimes happen.

With each panel assigned over a hundred wines a day to judge, there was no time to waste.

As the day went on, some adjustments were made depending on how fast some tables were working in comparison to the others.

The runners that brought our wines were volunteers, people who took a few days off work to learn about wine; they were allowed to taste all the wines left in the bottles after the judges had poured their portions.

It helped to befriend our runners, because they would deliver wines very quickly, and forage for more water and crackers when needed.

Through the runner, we could also plead for a change in our program, like the times when we were longing for crisp, white wines after half a dozen flights of tannic reds.

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