Alain Desprats France

Directeur Syndicat et Section Interprofessionnelle des vins Côtes de Gascogne depuis 1998

Aldo Fiordelli Italy


Alessandra Piubello Italy

Alessandra Piubello is a wine & food journalist and chief editor of several magazines. She collaborates with national guides and leading sector magazines and has published several books

Alexandre Truffer Switzerland

Chief Editor (french version) of VINUM Chief Editor RomanDuVin.ch (blog) Journalist for wine specialized newspapers in Switzerland. Wine writers (4 books)

Alfonso Janeiro Diez Spain

ICEX – Director of Wine Department

Alfred Sinner Luxembourg

Enologist, Technical Director at Bernard-Massard

Alvaro Cerrada Bueno Spain

CEO of Yalocatoyo, Online Marketing and wine consultant

Américo Pereira Portugal

Hotel School Educator

Ana Radkova Petkova Bulgaria

Wine expert at METRO Cash & Carry

Anders Levander Sweden

Journalist for Livets Goda, leading fine wine magazine in Scandinavia- print Dinvinguide.se

André Dominé Germany

winewriter, author or editor of the encyclopedia Wine and 15 other books; collaborator of the magazines Weinwelt, Weinwirtschaft, Vinum, Weinwisser and the sunday journal Welt am Sonntag.

Andre Ribeirinho Portugal

Wine Communicator and Entrepreneur based in Lisbon, Portugal. Founder and Chief Wine Evangelist at Adegga.com, Chief Curator at Adegga Wine Market, founder of AVIN and an Unofficial Port Wine Ambassador.

Andrea Alonso Castaño Spain

Sommelier, Winner of “La Nariz de Oro 2010”,Responsible of the Wine Concept and Wine Buyer of Makro Spain and Portugal.

Andrian Digolean Moldova, Republic Of

Marketing Expert – National Office for Vine and Wine (Wine of Moldova), Republic of Moldova.

Angel Moretón Toquero Spain
Ann J Samuelsen Norway

Wine journalist – Trade Magazine Aperitif

Anna Vicens Spain

Présidente des Sommeliers Catalans

Anne Victoire Monrozier France

Blog Editor Miss Vicky Wine http://missvickywine.com/

Antonio Di Spirito Italy


Antonio Tomás Palacios García Spain

Enólogo, Laboratorios EXCELL IBÉRICA S.L. Logroño, La Rioja, Dotor en Biologia

Arcadie Fosnea Moldova, Republic Of


Artur Boruta Poland

Czas Wina Magazine

Barbara Tamburini Italy

CONSULTANT OENOLOGIST FOR MORE THAN 15 WINERIES. Winner of severals prices, such as: * 2004 Wine Oscar Nomination for the category: Best Winemaker, * Veronelli Award 2007 Best Winemaker, * 2012 Rome Silver plate of the Italian Senate Republic, * 2012 Dino Casini Award silver plate, * 2013 Gran Galà Award, etc.

Bartolome Sanchez Spain

OpusWine – president

Benoît Roumet France

Director of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre – BIVC

Bento Amaral Portugal

Technical Director at Douro and Port Wine Institue (IVDP). Wine Tasting teacher at Catholic University

Bernard Burtschy France

Journalist: Le Figaro, l’Amateur de Bordeaux, La Revue du Vin de France, Wands. Membre permanent du grand Jury Européen.Européen.

Bernard Crebassa France

Consultant Œnologist

Bertrand Bijasson France

Sommelier-manager at Hotel Mercure, Libourne

Bruno Antunes Portugal

Best Sommelier of Portugal wine man – Wine shop

Bruno Gabersek Slovenia

Batchelor of science in food technology, Graduation in wine technology on University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty. Member of Berliner WIne trophy in last 5 yeary, Riesling du Mond (Strasbourg) and Vinoforum in Central Europe.

Bruno Petronilli Italy

Wine and food journalist, freelance, contributes to Guida Vini Espresso, Guida Ristoranti Espresso, Guida Alberghi, Spirito di Vino and more.

Carlos Alves Portugal

Oenologist at Sogevinus

Carlos Armando Borboa Suárez Mexico

Journalist for The Reforma

Carlos J. Arturaola Mary United States

Communicator about wine in all ways imaginable, from sommelier, corporate wine director to teacher, mentor, contestant judge, blogger, actor, and president of his own wine consulting and appraising firm, based in Miami Beach, Florida.

Carlos Magalhães Portugal

Professeur Sommelier Ecole de hotelerie et tourime du Porto,Professeur de dégustation Université portucalense; enologue consultant

Caro Maurer Germany

Master of Wine, freelance journalist, moderator and teacher of Wine & Gourmet

Catalin Paduraru Romania

Phd Viticulture, Wine Journalist, Producer TV Wine Show, Wine Ambassador ADAR (Romania Authorized Wine Tasters Association), Eques OEVE

Catherine Alby France

Head of Promotion at Union of Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur – President of DUAD Alumni, University of Bordeaux

Chris Alblas Netherlands

Wine education at the Dutch Wineacademy, member of the editorial committee of the Dutch Wineacademy,Owner of the webshop www.biowijn.info, writing for www.wijnjournaal.nl, international wine- and spirit judge

Christoph Merchiers Belgium

Wine Trader: Rouseu Wines and Liquors – WSET Advanced Certificate’

Christophe Château France

Communication Director of Conseil Interprofessionel du Vin de Bordeaux

Claudia Marinelli Italy

Wine Blogger – Agency of wine comunication, DarWine & Food www.claudiamarinelli.it Best FISAR Sommelier 1993

Constantin Stratan Moldova, Republic Of

Equinox Estate Wines (family business) – involved in all company activities, from vineyard design and planting, to grapegrowing, winemaking, branding, marketing and sales. Dionysos Mereni SA (winery) Commercial Director

Cosmin Popescu Romania

General Director of MURFATLAR ROMANIA

Custodio López Zamarra Spain

Sommelier du restaurant Zalcaín, Madrid, Colaborador del Comité de catas de Makro España

Damien Lassance Luxembourg

Wine buyer for Cactus Luxembourg

Daniel Ercsey Hungary

Editor in Chief at WineSofa, editor at BORIGO Magazine, wine journalist&writer

Darja Zemljic Slovenia

Editor at Magazine “Kmeckiglas”

David Cobbold United Kingdom

In Vino BFM (BFMBusiness radio, France), Regal, Le Bottin Gourmand (magazines, France), www.eccevino.com (web, en français), les5duvin.wordpress.com/ (shared blog, French and English), Vins et Vignobles (Canada), Wands (Japan)

Davide Bonucci Italy
Demei Li China

Oenologist, and writer for some wine magazines

Denis Meurant Belgium

Sales Director of VASCO NV/SA

Diana Pavelescu Romania

General Secretary of ADAR

Dirk Rodriguez Belgium

Journalist: Associate Editor of Vino! Magazine, Benelux

Dusan Brejc Slovenia

Director of Vinska druzba Slovenije d.o.o. (Wine Association of Slovenia)

Edita Durcová Slovakia

AIWS, Oenologist, Importer , Wine Educator, Wine Journalist, International Wine Taster

Elena Dimitrova Neykova Bulgaria

Wine journalist www.enosiasti.bg

Elena Miloshevska Jovanovska Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of

Manager at “Wines of Macedonia”

Emanuele Luigi Pellegrini Italy

Wine importer and distributor for Ho.RE.CA. italian market (only Quality products)

Emanuele Pellucci Italy

Wine journalist, contributor for the magazines Civiltà del bere – Largo Consumo – Vins & Vignobles (Canada) – Wine Review (South Korea). Taster in the main international wine competitions. Fijev membre and Well-deserving of Tuscan viticulture.

Escudero Gonzälez Escudero Gonzälez Spain


Florian Schraut Germany

Enology assistant

Francesco Massimiliano Barbera Italy

Oenologist and Agronomist – Laboratory Director Wine and Food

Francesco Turri Italy

Director and editor of web magazines Eg News and oliovinopeperoncino

Francis Lerminiaux Belgium

Responsable achats Vins Carrefour Belgique

Francisco Higon-Tamarit Spain

Founder member and Editor Verema.com

Franco Ignesti Italy

Funzionario Toscana Promozione organizzazione eventi settore Vino e Agroalimentare. Sommelier dal 1999 degustatore ufficiale dal 2011. Ha ottenuto il premio Taster Trophy al Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012

Frederic Fleuri France

Agence Fleurie

Gennaro Convertini Italy
Georgi Mihov Bulgaria

Freelance Sommelier and Consultant, International Wine Judge.

Gianfranco Maltese Italy

Winebloggeur Vite nel Vino; Vigneron – Vitner – Winemaker; President Association of Young Farmers province of Trapani; Founder “CIAO Italy 2.0” Italian restaurants in the world;Technician at Enoteca Cantina Castrocielo; Owner Azienda Agricola Maltese; Ref

Giovanni Paternò Italy

Journalist for Cronachedigusto.it

Guenael Revel Canada

Auteur, chroniqueur, journaliste, Vins & Vignobles / Guide Revel des champagnes et des autres bulles / MonsieurBulles.com

Guliana Camus France

Journalist: Chief Redactor at Union Girondine des Vins de Bordeaux

Gvozden Radenkovic Serbia

President of Wine Producers Union of Serbia

Han Sjakes Netherlands

Freelance journalist, wine columnist for Entree Magazine, www.sjakes.com

Hector Paul Van Boxstael Belgium

Wine Trader: De Wijnbeurs

Henry Boyer France

Enologist: Manager at Laboratoire Oenoconseil

Hermann Mayer Austria

Head of GOMARIN Gourmet Marketing International — Publisher of weinmarketing.co.at — Publisher of weinkauf.co.at — Jury Member of the Chinese National Western Cookingg Competition.

Horia Hasnas Romania

Journalist at “Vinul”

Igor Mancel Slovakia

Vicechairman of the Union of Slovak vinegrovers and winemakers. CEO of winery VÍNO NITRA

Inés Salas Spain

Oenologist at Bodegas Felix Salas

Ingrid Vajcziková Slovakia

Oenologist for Hubert J.E

Inmaculada Cañibano Spain

Sommelier at Real Academia de Gastronomía Gastronomy Academy of Castilla-León,Press Winery and Vineyards General Manager (1999-2016) U.E.C Member Profesional Sommelier Professor at Alacant Chamber of Commerce Jury at National and International Wine Challenges

Ion Luca Moldova, Republic Of

CEO at LTD VINFoteca & Co

Ivana Simjanovska Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of

Co-author and publisher of the first Macedonian Wine Guide 2011&2014, Editor-in-chief of www.vino.mk, Consultant at www.macedoniaexperience.com

Janna Rijpma-Meppelink Netherlands

Journalist /winewriter/consultant

Jaroslav Macik Slovakia

Master Oenologist & Viticulture Supervisor- TOKAJ MACIK WINERY. Wine academicer.Professional Sommelier.

Jaroslav Zak Slovakia

Production manager Matyšák

Javier Pascual Spain

Directeur de la Prensa del Rioja, Directeur Commuication de la DO Rioja

Javier Pérez Andrés Spain

ARGI Comunicación y Ediciones CyL S.L

Javier Rueda Mallén Spain

Anuario de Vinos El País.

Jean François Rovire France

Chef de groupe vins chez System U

Jean Michel Deluc France


Jean Pierre Gouvazé France

Touraine Regional Delegate to the Interprofessionl des Vins du Val de Loire. Brand Manager of AOC Touraine.

Jean-Marc Floutier France

wine grower (Domaine du Grand Chemin) and Secretary General for Vins de Pays d’Oc

Jeffrey Jenssen United States

Entertaining and Lifestyle Editor at Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Co-author of Wines Of California and Wines of the Southern Hemisphere. Wine Journalist at The World Wine Guys.

Jeroen Tackx Belgium
Joan Gómez Pallarès Spain

Miembro de Slow Vitis BCN, ha formado parte del jurado del III Concorso Internazionale del Barbera, y catador en el 32° Challenge International du Vin (Bourg-sur-Gironde).

Joao Barbosa Portugal

Journaliste at “la Vida Rural”

Jonas De Maere Belgium

Wine professional active in trade, education, and public affairs. WSET Diploma holder and Weinakademiker.

Jose Antonio Cabañas Spain

President of Asociación Sumilleres de Salamanca

José Carlos Alvarez Spain

Journalist at Es Radio

Jose Hidalgo Spain

Doctor Ingeniero Agrónomo y Enólogo Asesor técnico vitivinícola, Autor de libros técnicos de Viticultura y Enología, Colaborador en revistas des sector vitivinícola, Medalla de oro al Mérito Enológico.

Jose Ignacio Gracia Spain

General secretary of DO Campo de Borja

José Luis Murcia Spain

Freelance,contributor to El Mundo, La Semana Vitivinicola, El Correo del Vino, Gourmets, Distribución y Consumo, President of AEPEV

José Miguel Dentinho Portugal

Journalist at Expresso Vinhos

Josef Balik Czech Republic

Leader of courses for the National oenology centre and the Wine academy in Czech Republic

Josep Pelegrin Spain

2016’s Spain Best Sommelier

Juan Jose Alejos Spain

President of Asociación Sumilleres Valladolid

Juan Manuel Terceno Spain

Gonzalez Byass Sommelier, Vicepresident of Asociacion Madrilena de Sumilleres,Board Member at Selección Española de Cocina Profesional and Manager at Spain Sommeliers National Team, Sommeliers teacher in several courses in Spain

Julia Kostadinova Bulgaria

editor-in-chief of DiVino.bg, wine taster with many years of experience, member of a number of international tasting commissions

Julien Marson Belgium

Wine Buyer : Groupe Mestdagh Belgium

Jürgen Mathäß Germany

Meininger editor in chief since 1992 independant wine-writer

Katia Iontcheva Bulgaria

Author of a guide about all Bulgarian wines

Klaus Herres Germany
Kristina Ivanova Bulgaria

Marketing and Communications Manager CASAVINO

Laurent Julian France

Wine buyer Carrefour France

Liliane Turmes Luxembourg

Journalist: Tageblatt,Business Review. Directrice du web magazine VINALU www.vinalu.lu

Luciano Parrinello Italy

Funzionario – Enologo Istituto Regionale della Vite e del Vino- Sicilia dal 1/1/2016 LIBERO PROFESSIONISTA

Luigi Salvo Italy

Wine journalist, official taster of Associazione Italiana Sommelier, director of “giornalevinocibo.com”, contributor for the magazines “wine reality”, “tigulliovino”, “wine & spirits”, presents TV programs on wine.

Luis José López Paadín Spain
Manuel Moreira Portugal

Wine critic / Meilleur sommelier du Portugal 5 times/ Taster at Wine Magazine / MW Student /WineService4You – Sommelier Company founder & CEO

Manuel Vieira Portugal

Winemaker consultant for Wine Ventures – Quinta da Romeira, Caminhos Cruzados, Barao de Vilar, Quintas de Cottas, Duas Encostas.

Marc Barros Portugal

Journalist for Vida Económica and correspondent for La Semana Vitivinícola magazine

Marcelino Calvo Spain


Marco Moreira Da Silva Portugal

journalist at “Jornal de Vinhos”

Margarita Levieva Bulgaria

Chief editor of “Lozarztvo & Vinarstvo” and BGWine National Vine and Wine Chamber

Maria João De Almeida Portugal

Degree in Communication, Editor of ‘Escanção’ (the Sommelier Magazine in Portugal) and Director of own projects www.mariajoaodealmeida.com, www.vinho.tv and writer for national and international magazines.international magazines. Most seen wine site and wine channel in Portugal

Marina Karakonova Bulgaria

Regular author for www.bacchus.bg. www.menumag.bg, www.divino.bg

Martin Pucek Czech Republic

Czech Grape and Wine Makers Association

Mathilde Hulot France

Journalist and writer, Meininger’s Wine Business International,La Vigne, Stratégies,Bettane+Desseauve

Maurizio Valeriani Italy

Journalist and author, as a food and wine expert, on blogs and magazines like: www.spaghettijunction.it,www.epulae.it,www.lucianopignataro.it. Responsible of regional commission for Sardinia for the Guide Slowine. • Teacher

Megumi Nishida Japan


Mi Yeun Hong South Korea

Wine writer (Cookand’s correspondent in Italy) – South Korea, Sommelier AIS, ONAV

Michael De Simone United States

Entertaining and Lifestyle Editor, Wine Enthusiast Magazine; Co-author of Wines of California and Wines of the Southern Hemisphere. Wine Journalist at World Wine Guys

Michael Hornickel Germany

free-lance journalist: Weinwirtschaft, Weinwelt… board-member Mundus Vini, president FIJEV

Michel Blanc France

Director, Fédération des producteurs de Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Columnist and co-author of “Vignobles et vins de France” (Ed Proxima 2001), Grapes producer in Luberon and Ventoux. Manager of sarl VINADEA

Mihail Druta Moldova, Republic Of
Milos Markovic Bosnia And Herzegovina


Nadezhda Dyulgerska Bulgaria

Vice President of Oenologist association of Bulgaria

Nicolas Mahé De Berdouaré Norway


Nicolas Tooulou Belgium

Oenologist (Bordeaux) – ASSOCIATED BEVERAGE SOLUTIONS – Production Director

Nicole Vaculik Germany


Olivier Pecheux Belgium

Wine buyer Auchan Luxembourg

Paola Luppi Italy


Pascal Henot France

Managing director of Centre Oenologique de Coutras/UCVA and a wine blog http://www.oenoblogue.com/

Pascal Jassogne Belgium

Journalist for Avenir

Pascale Guillier Belgium

Wine Trader: Les Vins Brunin Guillier -La cave Saint jacques Tournai, La cave Touquettoise le Touquet Paris Plage

Paul Peng Wang Taiwan

Cognac Educator. Whisky writer. Beer sommelier/writer/judge. Bordeaux Wine Educator. DUAD (wine tasting) diploma holder (ISVV). Consultant.

Paul White New Zealand

Writes wine features for World of Fine Wine (UK), SlowFood/SlowWine (It), Decanter (UK), Drinks Business (UK), regular columnist for WINE (Portugal), and www.winedisclosures.com. Member of CWW and FIJEV.

Paul-André Barriat France

Wine grower Bergerac, (President of the ‘Federation des Vins de Bergerac’), Consulting Enologist for Belgian traders.

Paulo Coutinho Portugal

Winemaker,Oenologist,Since 1994 he works solely for Quinta do Portal.

Pavel Krska Czech Republic

Managing director of the National Wine Centre, jury member of AWC Vienna, Vinoforum Czech republic and Slovakia

Pedro Ballesteros Torres Spain

Master Viticulture and Oenology UPM, Dip. WSET, Master of Wine

Pedro Izquierdo Chile

Viticulturist consultant in Chile and Argentina

Philippe Cambie France


Philippe Cros France

Responsible for Promotion and Quality Control – Interprofessional Council of AOC wines from the Languedoc South of France

Pierre Thomas Switzerland

Journalist free lance: ww.thomasvino.ch, Tout Compte Fait, Hôtellerie & Gastronomie Hebdo, La Liberté (Fribourg), Le Guillon (Lausanne), Vins & Vignobles (Montréal/Ca)

Pierre-Yves Bournerias France

Enologist: Institut Oenologique de Champagne – Journalist: Radio France Bleu Champagne, Groupe Radio France

Pietro Campaldini Italy

Emilia Romagna Region – Department of Research, Innovation and Promotion of food and wine.

Ralf Anselmann Germany

Œnologist Weingut Werner Anselmann, General Manager Gebrüder Anselmann Gmbh

Roberto Del Campo Spain

Wine buyer at Vinoteca

Roberto Ripa Italy

Journalist at L’Unione Sarda and BrindIsola

Roberto Zironi Italy

Oenology Professor, Università di Udine

Rocco Lettieri Italy

Free-Lance Journalist and Reporter

Romain Batya Luxembourg

Journalist: Web-Magazine VINALU on website www.vinalu.lu TAGEBLATT, Editpress, Business Review, journal mensuel DeLux

Rubina Vieira Portugal

Oenologist Madère

Salvador Manjon Estela Spain

Director – La Semana Vitivinicola

Sant Margos Turkey

Sommelier AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier), Wine Consultant, Wine Educator

Sarah Jane Evans United Kingdom


Sasa Spiranec Croatia

Wine writer, wine judge and wine consultant. Published several books and guides on wines and contribute regular to the leading Croatian magazines and journals as Jutarnji list and Dobra Hrana. Head of Vinolab d.o.o., wine laboratory in Zagreb, Croatia.

Sérgio Antunes Portugal

Sommelier: LOCO Restaurante – “1er Sommelier Best wines”

Sergiu Nedelea Romania

Sommelier, Wine Journalist, Ambassador A.S.E.(Association des Sommeliers D’Europe)in Romania, Judex de Vino O.E.V.E.

Sharon Nagel United Kingdom

Freelance journalist and translator

Simonne Wellekens Belgium

Journalist: De Standaard – Co-editor Ken-Wijnmagazine – Author: Guide Supermarketwines – Wine – Education – Translator French-Netherlands

Sonal Holland India

Master of Wines

Stanimir Stoyanov Bulgaria

Président de l‘ Union des Oenologues de Bulgarie

Stefaan Van Den Abeele Belgium

Sommelier Conseil de l’Université of Suze-la-Rousse, Wine and Dine Consultant, Educator and patented Bordeaux Wine Supplier of the Court of Belgium

Stefano Campatelli Italy
Stephane Liégeois Belgium

Agence de courtage en vins, S.P.R.L. International Wines Brokers

Stéphane Toutoundji France

Consultant Œnologist

Subhash Arora India

Wine Educator and promoter: President,Indian Wine Academy,Delhi Wine Club – Journalist: Editor-delWine. Meininger’s Wine Business International (Indian correspondent) – Author: “Italian Wine Guide”International (Indian correspondent) – Author: “Italian Wine Guide”

Sylvie Reboul France

Ingénieur agronome et œnologue. Responsable de la communication et de l’information au Syndicat des vignerons des Côtes du Rhône. Journaliste spécialisée et auteur de livres.

Taner Ogutoglu Turkey

Director “Young Turks”

Teresa Colaço Do Rosário Portugal
Thomas Brandl Germany

Wine journalist, Communication Manager and owner of xenos-comm PR Agency

Thomas Ling Malaysia

Wine & sprits education, professional writing and trade consultancy development

Thomas Vaterlaus Switzerland

Chief Editor of VINUM Switzerland – Co-owner of mettler vaterlaus communication

Tibor Nyitray Czech Republic

President of Czech Grapes and Wine Producers Association Director of Sonberk Winery www.sonberk.cz

Tibor Vittek Slovakia

Editor of Vinko.sk

Tito Cieri Italy

Funzionario regione Abruzzo

Tomislav Ivanovic Serbia

Profile: Editor-in-chief of webportal www.vinopedia.rs , wine-writer,lecturer, member of sommmelier association of Vojvodina VOSOM (Serbia), co-organizer of Wine Identity conference (Belgrade), local partner of Wine Mosaic organization in Serbia

Valentin Ceafalau Romania

Wine journalist, Member of ADAR (Romanian Authorized Wine Tasters Association, Member of FIJEV, Promotion Manager @ M1.Crama Atelier / www.atelieruldevinuri.com

Valeriu Cotea Romania

IASI Romania President National Vineyard Growers and Wine Producers

Velichka Galabova Bulgaria

CEO Bulgarian Wine Academy Ltd., CEO Aurika Ltd., Wine consultant, Divino wine magazine taster and wine writer

Victor Fernández Carravilla Spain


Vihren Angelov Velkov Bulgaria

Best sommelier Bulgaria 2012 – Sommelier Novotel Plovdid

Vittorio Fiore Italy


Vladimir Mrva Slovakia

Producer and owner of winery Víno Mrva & Stanko Enologist

Walter Eberenz Germany

Editor: Badische Bauern Zeitung, Der Badische Winzer; Author: Rebe & Wein, La Vigne

Winifred Bowman South Africa

Cape Wine Master
Wine, Food and Lifestyle Writer
Occupational Health Consultant

Yair Koren Kornblum Israel

Journalist at Wine & Gourmet Israel

Yury Yudich Russian Federation

Founder and publisher of magazine “Napitki”, wines and other alcoholic beverages.

Yves Paquier Switzerland

Journalist – Wine Educator – Former FIJEV member- Chevalier du Mérite Agricole Français – Co-founder of the AEFO

Yves Zier France

Dégustateur et formateur de l’Interprofessionnel des Vins du Roussillon

Zeljko Suhadolnik Croatia

Chief editor of the wine & gastronomy magazine SVIJET u CASI