Leona De Pasquale DipWSET
A London based Taiwanese wine writer, translator, WSET Certified Educator and wine judge. Leona writes for Wine & Spirits Digest (Taiwan) and The Vintage Magazine (UK) and is the Chinese (co-)translator of The World Atlas of Wine, American Wine and Natural Wine.
Heather Dougherty Dip WSET
Heather is an experienced and engaging wine writer, whose passions include Champagne, the Rhône and Loire valleys. She is a member of the AWE and an experienced judge at Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine and Spirit Competition.
John Downes MW
Richard Esling WSET
Sarah Jane Evans
Sarah Jane is an award-winning wine writer and speaker, a judge and Co-Chair of the Decanter World Wine Awards, and Vice-Chair of the Decanter Asia Wine Awards. She is a Certified Sherry Educator and Chairman of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino. Her most recent book is The Wines of Northern Spain.
Neil Fairlamb MTh
Christopher Fielden has spent more that sixty years in the world of wine travelling everywhere from Albania to Zambia. He has had sixteen books published on a broad range of wine related subjects, which reflect his zeal for the product.
Vivienne teaches people to enjoy wine by running courses and tastings. She loves sharing her knowledge of wine and gains pleasure in taking people on wine tours and watching them grow in confidence and appreciate the world of wine.
Decanter’s associate editor has worked for the brand since 2008. An awarded writer and editor, Tina started in wine publishing in 2003, winning several scholarships in passing the WSET Diploma. She was previously a newspaper journalist in London and Australia.
Rosemary George MW
Rosemary has been writing about wine for over thirty years. Her specialist and favourite subjects are Chablis, Tuscany, New Zealand and the south of France. Her last published book was The wines of Faugères and she is currently working on The wines of the Languedoc and also writes a blog on the region.
Caroline Gilby MW
My particular passion is the fascinating wines of Central and Eastern Europe, with a bit of wine science for good measure. I’m a freelance writer, speaker and judge, and currently working on a book on Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova.
Patty has been an enthusiastic wine communicator for over 20 years; presenting engaging tasting experiences for consumers and corporate clients and providing wine & spirit training for the hospitality industry. She also create wine menus for several bars and restaurants.
Trevor is a commentator, a winemaker and importer writing regularly across various media. He is most noted for his St. John restaurants, their bakery and wine business. Their winery is in La Liviniere en Minervois. He travels widely speaking on wine and restaurants and regularly hosts public wine events.
Peter started life as a chemist, then joined the family Wine firm in 1958. Special interests: German, Rhone, Burgundy and Israeli wines, creating Liqueurs and trade politics. Semi-retired, writes private blogs. Acts as consultant on his main interests.
Julia Harding MW
Tony is based in Colchester and is the owner and writer for Winefullness Magazine. He also writes a monthly wine column in a local magazine and has advised a number of businesses about their wine portfolios.
With a degree in Viticulture and Oenology, Elona has worked as a journalist for over 10 years. Heading up brand communications at Bibendum Wine, she is editor of Fine Lees magazine, while continuing to write freelance. She is also a judge at the IWC.
Paul Howard MBA
Paul is an independent freelance writer on wine, food and travel, a wine judge and educator. He travels regularly in Europe, particularly in Italy. Paul is the acknowledged expert in the how new Blockchain technology will transform the wine industry, from grape to glass. He’s the first wine writer to write and speak on this.
Natasha Hughes MW
Susan Hulme MW
Christos has been a Judge at IWC since 2002 and a member of the Association of Wine Educators since 2005. Through his company, Criterion Wine Tours, he organises wine tours all over the world for wine enthusiasts and corporate customers.
Annabel has 25 years' experience in the industry, across writing, events, PR and marketing, and education; working in Hong Kong, Macau and the UK. Formerly a full-time wine lecturer at Plumpton College. Holds an MA in Anthropology of Food.
Julian Jeffs QC
Julian is a writer, author and recognised expert in his field contributing articles as a freelancer for 60 years. He has written the books Sherry (1961), The World of Wines (1971), The Little Dictionary of Drink (1973) and The Wines of Spain (1999).
Cherry is now retired but is still a very keen purveyor of wine knowledge. There are many opportunities for enthusing young people and all ages at schools and at social events. Cherry continues her wine talks.
Hugh Johnson OBE
Wine writer, author, conference speaker, and jury member for 23 years specialising in French, Italian & Welsh wines. As CEO of The Wine and Climate Change Institute (www.twacci.org), she also consults as a viticulture resilience & cool climate expert. Visit: www.thewinelady.com and Amazon. New book for Summer 2019: BLIND DRUNK:WATER OR WINE?
Michelin Star Chef 2006 - 2018, owner of The Harrow at Little Bedwyn, Ambassador to www.cswwc.com , Judges Taittinger Sommelier of The Year, DWWA Judge for Australia, Works with numerous wine bodies on food and wine matching. Makes wine in SA. Wine Consultant.