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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.
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.
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
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!
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
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 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 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.
Neil has written a column for the Western Mail and restaurant reviews for over 20 years. He regularly host events for local businesses and merchants, compered at the Newport Food Festival and is a regular guest on BBC Radio Wales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
David trained in all the classical wine growing regions before joining Bouchard Aine and writes for the international wine business press. Author of Hungary Its Fine Wines and Winemakers, (shortlisted Louis Roederer International Wine Book Award), St Estephe, Tokay and Australian Wine Walkabout. U3A Wine Tutor.
Jill is now retired however her specialities used to be Spain, wine with food & Australian wine with food.
Tamlyn has worked for Jancis Robinson since 2009 doing an assortment of things from writing, reviewing wines and editing to answering the curiously multifarious emails that get sent to the website every day. She has earned the glamorous title of Queen of the Tasting Notes Database.