Rest of the World


Amanda Barnes

Based in South America since 2009, Amanda is a specialist in the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Brazil. She corresponds for several international wine and travel publications and hosts educative wine tastings and classes on the regions.

Amanda Barnes, Circle of Wine Writers


Jo Burzynska AIWS

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Peter Forrestal

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Ken Gargett

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James Halliday

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Charles Byers

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Carolyn Hammond

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Natalie Maclean

Editor of Canada’s largest wine review site and mobile apps. She has won four James Beard Awards, and is the only person to win the MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Culinary Writing from foundation as well as from Les Dames D’escoffier.

Elizabeth Palmer

Editor of Canada’s largest wine review site and mobile apps. She has won four James Beard Awards, and is the only person to win the MFK Fisher Award for Distinguished Culinary Writing from foundation as well as from Les Dames D’escoffier.

Margaret Swaine

Margaret has visited over 120 countries writing about life’s good things namely wine, spas, restaurants and fine hotels. She spent over two decades as wine and drink columnist for both Toronto Life and Chatelaine magazines and 16 years writing food and wine columns for the National Post newspaper.

Michael Vaughan

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Paul White

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Matt Wilson

Wine and travel photographer. Specialises in portraiture. Winner of two Pink Lady and one Roederers photography awards. Clients include, Vanity Fair, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator and Decanter. Lives in Chile. Also makes videos for James Suckling.


Reva K. Singh

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Ruma Singh

She blogs about wine on her website Between The Wines ( and freelances for select publications. A former president of the Bangalore Wine Club, she believes communication and education are the ways to grow India’s wine culture.


Yair Koren Kornblum

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Megumi Nishida

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Mari Yasuda

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New Zealand

Bob Campbell MW

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Terry Dunleavy

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Tom Jarvis

Tom Jarvis two has decades of wine trade experience in the UK and New Zealand, including setting up the Bottle Apostle wine merchant with Andrew Eakin. He is currently Content Writer for the website, based in Auckland. Shortlisted for the Louis Roederer (IWWA) award, emerging 2018.

South Africa

Winifred Bowman

Winifred is a wine and lifestyle writer, educator and international wine judge. She contributes to numerous local and international publications, judges regularly in local and far-flung competitions, as well as a taster for  Platter's South African Wine Guide.

Michael Fridjhon

Michael Fridjhon is the author, co-author or contributor to over 40 books, including the Oxford Companion to Wine. He writes weekly for Business Day and contributes to wine publications around the world.  He was International Wine Columnist of the Year 2012.

Angela Lloyd

Angela Lloyd has been professionally involved in wine since 1983, mainly as a freelance writer and judge. She writes for both South African and international publications and has been tasting and writing for the Platter Wine Guide since 1986 edition.


Katherine Cole

Katherine Cole has been a wine journalist for 18 years. She is a contributing editor at SevenFifty Daily and the author of four books on wine, including, most recently, Rosé All Day. She is based in Portland, OR.

Marisa D’Vari

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Dave DeSimone

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Becky Sue Epstein

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Christine Havens

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Robert Holmes

Robert is a photographer specializing in the wine industry, particularly on the West Coast of the USA.  He has illustrated over 20 wine related books and authored the Traveller's Wine Guide to California and a regular contributor to the California Wine Institute's Down to Earth newsletter. 


Richard Leahy

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Laura Lee Madonna

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Meg Houston Maker

Meg travels extensively to meet and taste with producers, hear their stories and see first-hand what links them to their land. A freelance writer in consumer and trade publications, along with her own award-winning wine site, Maker’s Table. An exacting editor, guiding the launch of three wine publications.

Rebecca Murphy

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Deborah Parker Wong

Deborah Parker Wong, DipWSET, is Global Wine Editor for SOMM Journal and a WSET-certified educator teaching in the wine studies department at Santa Rosa Junior College. She consults for global wine clients, and is a professional competition judge.

Alan Tardi

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Cathrine Todd

Founder and sole contributor to which has been shortlisted for Roederer, Born Digital and Wine Blog Awards. Also, Cathrine is a freelance wine writer and the wine columnist for La VOCE di New York. Based in New York City.