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Billy Abbott

Billy Abbott is a drinks writer specialising in whisky, spirits and beer. By day he is a writer, trainer and ambassador for The Whisky Exchange. By night he is a freelancer and organiser of Whisky Squad, a whisky tasting group.

Roshna Ahmad

I have been a wine educator since 1992 and I run wine tastings, corporate events and food and wine dinners on a freelance basis. I also create wine lists for Shepherd Neame (leading Kent brewer) plus training their staff and hosting events.

Tim Andrews

Tim is a WSET-certified wine educator teaching at the London school. He is a graduate of, and former lecturer on, the Wine Business degree at Plumpton College. He also runs private tastings and events for a wide variety of groups."


Julie Arkell

An experienced wine writer, contributing to a number of publications, from specialist magazines to popular consumer titles. She is the author of seven books and hosts consumer and corporate wine events. She is a sought-after judge at international wine competitions.

Tim Atkin MW

Wine writer, presenter, show judge and photographer who has won more than 40 awards for his work. He writes regularly for Harpers, Decanter and Gourmet Traveller Wine and publishes authoritative, in-depth reports on South Africa, Argentina, Chile, Burgundy and Rioja on his website. LRIWWA 2018 winner of the Ramos Pinto Online Communicator of the Year Award

Christine Austin

Wine writer for several publications, including a weekly column in The Yorkshire Post and regular columns in UK national newspaper iNews.  Three-times winner of The Louis Roederer Regional Wine Writer of the Year.

Richard Bampfield MW

Educator rather than writer, I host wine tastings and regularly lead groups, both professionals and amateurs, on wine tours. My main writing role is to provide the wine notes for Lidl – an exercise in conciseness!

Stephen Barrett

Stephen Barrett is a long-time member of the CWW. His forays into the wine world include Customised Wine Tastings, Wine, Food and Travel Writing and hosting European Wine Tours. See website for more info plus all social media.

Abbie Bennington

Abbie is a wine educator and writer for a number of trade magazines and online publications. As a former BBC journalist her specialist subjects are wide and varied but include a focus on sustainability, Bordeaux and Rioja regions.


Jeffrey Benson AIWS

Jeffrey has written and contributed to nine books and continues to write many articles on food, wine and travel for the International Wine and Food Society Magazine, Chef Magazine in Thailand and has featured on radio and television. He runs WSET courses and examinations in many countries of the world.


Beverley Blanning MW

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Carolyn Bosworth-Davies

Carolyn has been delivering wine courses and running wine events since 1994 having started in the wine trade after University in the 1980s. Her particular interests are in the wines from Portugal and Spain including fortified wines. She is a member, and a former Chairman, of the Association of Wine Educators.

Stephen Brook

Stephen Brook has been writing about wine (and other subjects) for 35 years, and has been a Contributing Editor to Decanter for 20 years. He is the author of numerous books on wine, especially on sweet wines, Bordeaux, California, Germany, and Austria.

Carol Brown

Carol is an Aberdeen based wine educator and freelance wine writer with a monthly feature in the Press and Journal. She teaches both WSET and Wine Education Service courses and hosts corporate wine entertainment events and bespoke tastings.

Dominic Buckwell

Dominic has written about terroir and English wine appellations, edited the Rhône sections of Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia, appeared on local radio and as a seminar panellist for ICCWS, Areni, RealBizWIne. Director of WineGB involved with regulation and sustainability matters.


Jim Budd

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Kathleen Burk

Kathy writes for The World of Fine Wine and assesses and writes about wine for the guide Wine Behind the Label. Co-author of Is This Bottle Corked? (short-listed for the Roederer), her new book is a commissioned global history of wine.

James Button

James began his wine career at Majestic Wine in 2006 and completed the WSET Level 4 Diploma in 2010. After two years at a startup wine company, he joined Decanter in 2016. Today, James is Decanter’s regional editor for Italy.

Carla Capalbo

An award-winning food and wine writer and photographer. She lived in Italy for over 20 years and has written many books about Italian wine and food. Her most recent book is Tasting Georgia a food and wine journey in the Caucasus.

Marie Cheong-Thong

WSET and JSS certified, Marie is a sake educator, trained in Japan. Board Director of the British Sake Association. Marie writes for the International Wine & Food Society and for Japan Centre. Judges wine, sake and spirits at home and abroad.

Michelle Cherutti-Kowal MW

Michelle is a consultant lecturer, at WSET, specialising in Italy, regions in France and the New World. She has authored articles in trade publications, has been a wine expert at trade shows and is a Chair Judge for IWSC Wine Competition. Michelle consults to restaurants, wineries and is an ambassador for trade bodies.

Jane Clare

Jane Clare writes weekly wine columns published in several regional newspapers in the UK. As One Foot in the Grapes, Jane is also an approved programme provider for the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).  Jane also runs wine tastings

Philip Clark

Philip Clark spent over 30 years in book publishing, during which time he devised and produced the Traveller’s Wine Guides series. Executive Director of The International Wine & Food Society from 1998 to 2008, he now lives in Devon.

Oz Clarke

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Laura Clay

Laura is a wine presenter/educator with around 30 years’ experience. Areas of particular interest include Bordeaux, Champagne, Spain and South Africa but she offers talks, classes and corporate entertainment on all aspects of wine from all over the world. Laura also teaches WSET.

Moshe Cohen

Wine blogger and  producer of his Wine Podcast, Moshe began wine writing in 1996 with a weekly wine column for the Israeli magazine ‘Globes.’ Moshe also contributed wine articles to the Gastronomic magazine ‘Al-Hashulhan’ and appeared as a guest contributor for Purple Pages and The Wine Beat. He is an Associate Judge on the IWC.

Rosalind Cooper

Rosalind began her wine career in California and then became Deputy Editor of Decanter magazine and editor of Wine Times, for members of the Sunday Times Wine Club. She has several wine books to her name, including The Wine Year, Her new project is a definitive online review of pink wines: The Rosé Report. (

Jill Cox

Jill is now retired however her specialities used to be Spain, wine with food & Australian wine with food.