Europe: Countries H-Z
Sue Tolson Dip WSET, Wein Akademiker
Based in Budapest and North Wales, a freelance writer, translator, editor and educator, specialising in wine, food and travel. Managing Editor of WineSofa, Vinitaly Italian Wine Ambassador and international wine judge, Sue enjoys helping people discover the hidden treasures of CEE and Italian wines.
Jean Smullen WSET Dip has 28 years wine trade experience; based in Dublin, she presents a slot on Newstalk radio; writes for Retail News and the Sunday World. In the UK, she writes a wine column for Chef.
David is based in Milan but also travels the world tasting wines. He became a wine journalist in 2015 and has many years wine tasting experience. He is chief editor of two Italian online wine magazines.
Nicoletta has studied many foreign languages and has loved journalism since she was a child. She works as a food and wine journalist for many magazines but also covers tourism, art and well being. She has also been awarded a few prizes for her journalism.
Donna is a freelance wine writer and blogger focusing on winemakers and their stories for over twenty years. Specialities are South Africa, Italy and Portugal which she fell in love with a decade ago. She travels extensively for wine and she loves to find and photograph lesser-known vineyards.
Filippo has a WSET diploma and is a freelance wine writer fluent in Italian, English, French and German. He has organised wine tours in Tuscany and Italy since 1999.
Journalist, writer, expert wine taster and editor-in-chief of magazines as well as author of books and articles on wine and food tourism. Co-editor of Guida Oro Veronelli, Italy’s first ever wine guide, the only woman co-editor currently working for an Italian wine guide.
Michèle Shah is a trade consultant, wine critic and journalist based in Italy specialized in promoting Italian wines and their producing regions to export markets, organizing promotional events, seminars and press trips for international press and international wine buyers.
Mai Tjemsland MW
Wine columnist for Times of Malta, author of the award-winning ‘Wines of Malta – The Essential Guide’ and other books. He consults to Malta’s national airliner. Outside Malta, known as the founder of the wine school Wine Campus, wine judge and key speaker on Mediterranean wines
Mariëlla is an independent Dutch wine writer and researcher, specializing in the history of wine. She is the author of several books, some including Dutch wine and vineyards. Her website focusses on wine history, wine culture and wine tourism.
LRIWWA 2018 winner of the Ramos Pinto Online Communicator of the Year Award
Charlotte van Zummeren
Charlotte van Zummeren is an independent Dutch winejournalist. She is owner and Editor in Chief of the popular Dutch wineportal Winebusiness.nl, and freelance writer on wine, spirits, food and hospitality. Weinakademiker, Dip WSET, Register Vinoloog, sommelier, CSE©.
Ann specialises in Champagne as well as traditionally made sparkling wines. She writes for several Norwegian wine publications and acts as a judge at many international events. Ann is particularly interested in the wine regions of Italy, New Zealand and Australia.
Twenty years of writing and broadcasting in Spain, Colin also judges for several DOs' & other national competitions, as well the IWSC and in Eastern Europe. He specialises in wine tourism in Spain and presents wine tastings and pairings.
María Pilar Molestina
A freelance wine writer for over thirty years. María regularly writes for a number of publications from lifestyle magazines to the prestigious wine guide of El País newspaper. She began her career starting up a wine club and now concentrates on how to appreciate Spanish wine.
Yolanda Ortiz de Arri
Freelance wine writer and journalist based in the Basque Country. She writes about Spanish wine and food mostly for online publications Spanish Wine Lover and 7 Canibales. Fluent in English and Spanish.
Magnus has been writing about wine since 2006, nowadays mainly in DinVinguide.se (since 2012) & Dryckeslistan.se (since 2015), two of Sweden's biggest on-line wine magazines. Magnus is also a founding member of the on-line network #winelover, with about 25000 members.
Writer and journalist with a love of sparkling wine and champagne. His new website BestChampagne.se (and a book in Swedish and English) will be launched in October with 4000+ tasting notes on champagne. CEO of Swedish Wine Club in 13 cities and owner of DinVinguide.se and DryckesListan.se (220,000+ visitors per week).
Markus Hungerbühler DipWSET / Weinakademiker is a wine lawyer and member of the AOC-board of the Canton of Bern. Markus writes about wine law and other wine-related topics, trying to explain the sometimes complicated world of wine law.
Richard is an engineer in oenology and viticulture and a perfumer. He works on the relationships between oenology and perfumery to improve tasting precision and knowledge about wine aromas. International lecturer and trainer, he is also an independent consultant in many wine countries about the aromatic expression of wines
Dr José Vouillamoz