Adele Elisabetta Granieri Italy

Journalist at “Il Mattino” and Luciano Pignataro Wine&Food blog

Agnès Nemeth Hungary

Editor in chief of VinCE Magazin for 12 years, organiser of VinCE Budapest Wine Show for 8 years, founder and editor of hungarianwines.eu.

Aimée Suzanne Lasseigne New United States

Assistant Manager / Senior Sales Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit

Alain Desprats France

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

Alessandra Piubello Italy

Director of Queen International

Alessio Fortunato Italy

Asia consultant

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)

Alfred Sinner Luxembourg

Enologist, Technical Director at Bernard-Massard

Américo Pereira Portugal

Hotel School Educator

Ana Radkova Petkova Bulgaria

Wine expert at METRO Cash & Carry

André Magalhães Portugal

Food and Wine Writer, Wine Passion Magazine Chef/Owner @ A Taberna da Rua das Flores, Lisbon, Portugal

Andre Ribeirinho Portugal

Food, Wine & Travel Entrepreneur, Pocket Wine Book Collaborator, Chief Wine Evangelist at Adegga and WineSpots, Based in Lisbon, Portugal, 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.

Andrea Gabbrielli Italy

Journalist and writer for “Tre Bicchieri”, “Spirito di Vino”, ecc.

Andrea Gori Italy

Sommelier & Wine Journalist

Andrei Cibotaru Moldova, Republic Of

Wine Communicator

Andres Amor Marquez Mexico

Chef and sommelier. Restaurant consultant, columnist and gastronomic journalist.

Andrian Digolean Moldova, Republic Of

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

Andy De Brouwer Belgium

Sommelier: Hôtel-Restaurant Les Eleveurs – Wine Trader: Wijnen Andy De Brouwer consulting

Ania Smolec Poland

Journalist; publishing in Polish wine and lifestyle reviews: Czas Win, Gentleman, Polska Gotuje , and Chilean Vitis Magazine; wine blogger: www.flirtzwinem.blogspot.com

Anibal Jose – Coutinho Portugal

Wine Writer: www.w-anibal.com, Guia Popular de Vinhos. Wine Buyer: Continente Hipermercados, Tivoli Hotels

Anna Vicens Spain

Présidente des Sommeliers Catalans

Anne-Wies Van Oosten Netherlands

Wine&Food Journalist&Writer and Consultancy www.Anne-Wies.NL

Anneke Staals Netherlands

Wine category manager/buyer at Mitra Drankenspeciaalzaken

Ans Van Der Weijden RV Netherlands

Consultant to Dutch on-trade; consultant to wine producers targetting Dutch market. Co-author of Guide to Dutch Wines.

Antonina Maria Fernandes Barbosa Portugal

Winemaker, Production, Quality and Food Safety Manager at João Portugal Ramos Group (Falua and JPortugal Ramos vinhos verdes)

António Braga Portugal

Winemaker at Sogrape

Antonio Lopes Portugal

Wine Guru Anantara Vilamoura

António Sousa Portugal

Enologist at Vinho Verde

Antonio Tomás Palacios García Spain

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

Arcadie Fosnea Moldova, Republic Of


Argyrios Kallianiotis Greece

Wine & Spirit Journalist, Editor-in-chief – Vinetum

Beata Keszler Germany

Sommelier & wine importer

Benigno Garrido Marcos Spain

Food and Wine – Century Foundation for Tourism and the Arts of Castilla y León

Benoît Roumet France

Director of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre – BIVC

Bernard Burtschy France

Journalist: Le Figaro, l’Amateur
de Bordeaux, La Revue du Vin
de France, Wands. Permanent member of the Great
European Jury.

Bernard Crebassa France

Consultant Œnologist

Bruno Gabersek Slovenia

Bachelor of science in food technology, Graduation in wine technology on University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical faculty. Member of Berliner Wine trophy in last 7 years, Riesling du Mond (Strasbourg) and Vinoforum in Central Europe. Regular contributor in wine & food issues in Slovenian magazines

Bruno Petronilli Italy

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

Carlo Dugo Italy

Director at ENOSIS srl Food and Beverage company ROMA; Director at Enoteca Cantina Castrocielo;

Carlos Armando Borboa Suárez Mexico

Sommelier y columnista de
El Universal. Director del México Selection by Concours Mondial
de Bruxelles.

Carlos Magalhães Portugal

Oenologist and teacher at the Sommelier School of Porto

Catalin Paduraru Romania

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

Cees Van Casteren MW Netherlands

Wine consultant, writer and freelance journalist, twice winner of the Dutch wine tasting championships ‘Prix Pommery’, Ambassadeur du Champagne and Master of Wine. Chairman of Association of Vinologists in The Netherlands. Author of 10 books. Columnist in daily newspaper.

Chantal Aeby Puerro Switzerland

Director Swiss Federation of vine growers (Fédération suisse des vignerons) and General Secretary of the Interprofessional Organization of vine and swiss wine (Interprofession de la vigne et des vins suisses)

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

Christine Wu United States

Owner and manager of Wine House Liquors

Christoph Merchiers Belgium

Rouseu Wine Importer Belgium

Christophe Andrieu France

Chief Editor of Contact Pro , des cavistes & restauratuers

Christopher Sawyer United States

Sommelier & journalist

Claudia Marinelli Italy

Wine Blogger Journalist for Slow Wine Guide and Ristoranti d’Italia Guide Espresso – Agency of wine comunication, DarWine&Food www.claudiamarinelli.it Best FISAR Sommelier 1993

Constantin Stergides Greece

Specialised journalist, Editor of Ampelotopi magazine (Le Terroir) and Oenorama fair organizer.Company: VINETUM

Cosmin Popescu Romania

General Director of MURFATLAR ROMANIA

Cristina Alcala Spain

Gerente C.R.D.O. Ribeiro

Damien Lassance Luxembourg

Expert vins Président Club Vin sur Vin Cactus Luxembourg

Dan Ioan Muntean Romania

President of WEPA (Romanian Wine Exporters and Producers Association)

Daniel Dufaux Switzerland

Oenologist – Henri Badoux SA President of the Switzerland Oenologist

Daniel Ercsey Hungary

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

Daniel Lopez Roca Argentina

Director at Acha Club

Daphne Teremetz United Kingdom

Wine Buyer, Waitrose, UK

Darja Zemljic Slovenia

Editor at Magazine “Kmeckiglas”

Dave Mavor Australia

Senior Buyer at Wine Selector

David Brookes Australia

Freelance wine journalist/presenter contributing to Australian Gourmet Traveller WINE, Wine Companion and various international publications
Wine Marketing Labs

Davide Bonucci Italy

Founder and president of the Enoclub Siena, an Italian association dedicated to the promotion of local grape varieties, particularly of Sangiovese. Ideator, Organizer and Speaker of “Sangiovese Purosangue”, “Barolo in the Heart”, “Nebbiolo in the Heart”, “Wine in Contrada”.

Demei Li China

Oenologist, Associate Professor, Beijing University of Agriculture

Denis Puzyrev Russian Federation

Wine and spirits market journalist at RBC.

Diana Laura Pavelescu Romania

General Secretary of ADAR

Dirk Rodriguez Belgium

Journalist: Associate Editor of Vino! Magazine, Benelux

Dmitry Fedotov Russian Federation

Dmitry Fedotov – is a wine expert, wine journalist, promoter, member of Supervisory board of the Winemaker’s and Winegrower’s Union of Russia, brand-ambassador of Gambero Rosso in Russia, teacher at the sommelier school “WinePeople”, chief editor of the “Wine guide of the Russian consumer”, judge of the international tasting competitions, laureate of “Sue Eccelenza Italia 2012” by Gambero Rosso and “Foglio d’Oro 2012”.

Dmitry Merezhko Russian Federation

Publisher “simple wine news”

Dominique Rizzi Luxembourg

Maître Sommelier en Vins et Spiritueux de France, Sommelier Meilleur du Grand Duché de Luxembourg en 1992, Maître Sommelier et Responsable du restaurant gastronomique De Jangeli

Dusan Brejc Slovenia

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

Edegar Scortegagna Brazil

President of Brazilian Oenologist Association

Eduardo Brethauer Chile

Journalist: Editor at Vitis Magazine

Elie Maamari Lebanon

Oenologue, directeur export Château Ksara S.A.L

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.

Erik Klein Slovakia

Export manager sommelier AIS

Erin Kirschenmann United States

As senior editor for Wine Business Monthly, Erin has been writing about wine industry trends for the magazine since 2012. She graduated from Sonoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a journalism emphasis

Fabio Casamassima Italy

Wine buyer

Fabio Pracchia Italy

Journalist at Slowfood.it

Francesco D’agostino Italy

Wine Journalist at “Cucina e Vini”

Francis Lerminiaux Belgium

Wine buyer at Carrefour Belgique

Franco Ignesti Italy

Director of the Tuscany Region Promotion of the Wine and Agri-Food sector, including Buy Wine and Anteprime Vini di Toscana. Sommelier since 1999 official taster since 2011. He got the “Taster Trophy” award at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012

Franjo Francem Croatia

President of the Croatian Oenologist Association and head of the Croatian Delegation at the International Union of Oenologists

Frédéric Borloz Switzerland

Maire d’Aigle

Frederic Fleuri France

Agence Fleurie

Gegevens Van Joke Holster Netherlands

Wine buyer

Gennaro Convertini Italy

President of Enoteca Regionale Calabrese

Gerasimos Georgopoulos Greece

Wine critic and Consultant Wine educator in “Genius in Gastronomy” school of Sommellier Lecturer in the post graduate degree of oenological departments in various universities Wine Writter at Oinohoos,Gefsignostis and Olive magazines as well as www.fnl-guide.com Author of Only the Best and A Wine Glass full of Greece guides. Blogger (simosgeorgopoulosblog.wordpress.com) Consultant in numerous restaurants and wineries. Organizer of the winetasting events “Krasarismata”

Germán Alguacil Spain

Manager Gourmet Experience El Corte Inglés.

Gianfranco Maltese Italy

Member European Young Farmer (EU – CINA), Expert Environmental Sustainability and Organic Agriculture, President AGIA of Western Sicily Italian Confederation Agriculture, Collaborator with Cantina Castrocielo – CMB ambassador in Italy, Wine-Bloggeur VITE NEL VINO, ONAV wine taster

Giorgi Dakishvili Georgia

Enologist and Qvevri expert

Giorgi Samanishvili Georgia

Oenologist – Head of National Wine Agency of Georgia.

Giuseppe Carrus Italy


Gonçalo Mendes Portugal

Sommelier au Land’ Vineyard

Gonçalo Patraquim Portugal

Sommelier at Alma restaurant; Professor of “Wine Management and Service” and “Enogastronomy” at Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Setúbal. Wine consultant for restaurants and producers.

Guenael Revel Canada

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

Guenhael Kessler France

Oenologue conseil en vallée du Rhône pour l’Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC)

Guido Raynero Italy

ONAV Piemonte

Guliana Ramon Camus France

Journalist: Chief Redactor at Union Girondine des Vins de Bordeaux

Gurvinder Bhatia Canada

Quench Magazine wine editor; Global TV wine columnist; Vinitaly International Academy Certified Italian Wine Expert; Wine & food consultant; Vinomania Consulting president; UnWined Director of Wine, Business Development & Education

Gvozden Radenkovic Serbia

President of Wine Producers Union of Serbia

Haiyan Song United Kingdom

Associate Dean and Chair Professor in the School of Hotel and Tourism Management at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). Professor Song has a background in economics, with research interests covering such areas as tourism economics and wine economics.

Han Sjakes Netherlands

Freelance journalist, owner of wino.sjakes.com, wine columnist for Entree Magazine

Harald Beck Austria

Buyer REWE International AG

Hector Paul Van Boxstael Belgium

Wine Trader: De Wijnbeurs

Henry Boyer France

Enologist: Manager at Laboratoire Oenoconseil

Hervé Grandeau France

Président de la Fédération des grands vins de Bordeaux

Horia Hasnas Romania

Journalist at “Vinul”

Hyeon Tae Choi South Korea


Ico Salvatore Turra Italy

Commissioner for various Wine competion. Consultant Œnologie and International Accademy of Sensory Analysis

Ilkka Sirén Finland

Freelance journalist. Writes a regular wine column for Maku, Finland’s most popular food magazine, and wine reviews for Anna, Finland’s leading women’s weekly. Additional Finnish magazines for wine writing include food magazines Rakkaudella Vege and Kaneli & Sokeri, and Apu, Finland’s largest weekly periodical. Internationally Ilkka writes for several publications such as Meininger’s Wine Business International, BBC, Saveur, VICE Media, Eater, Fine Dining Lovers and others. Ilkka is also certified Sherry Educator and the IWSC 2012 Blogger of the Year nominee and has been knighted by the Confraria do Vinho do Porto.

Inga Vaisla Latvia

Magazine writer “VIP Lounge”, “Noble Wine”, “Status”

Ingeborg Straetmans Belgium

Owner at Wines and Stories

Ingrid Larmoyeur Netherlands

Wine & spirits educator | wine & food writer @vinissima

Ion Luca Moldova, Republic Of

President of the “National Association of Wine Retailers”

Isabel LI Xie China

Wine journalist and founder of wine website:www.winepicurean.com

Isabelle Bachelard France

Freelance – La revue du Vin de France – Guide Cuisine – Cuisine Gourmande – VSB Vins spiritueux boissons -Terre de Vins – Author – Translator

Israel Preker Israel

Wine journalist owner of: www.wines-israel.com (English) www.winesisrael.com (Hebrew) Wine consultant and Lecturer on Israeli wines

Ivana Kovarikova Czech Republic

Publisher of the Revue for Hotel and Restaurant since 1990. International wine judge.

Ivana Sciuto Italy

Buying Manager at la Rinascente SpA

Ivana Simjanovska Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of

Co-author and publisher of the first Macedonian Wine Guide 2011&2015,Divinalux Winery Brand Manager, Consultant at www.macedoniaexperience.com, Editor-in-chief of www.vino.mk

Jacopo Cossater Italy

Wine journalist at Tannico.it, I vini d’Italia de l’Espresso

Jacques Orhon Canada

Journalist, Author of several books by Editions de l’Homme, Columnist at Vins & Vignobles, Exquis, Traces, Terre de Vins (France)

Jaime Quendera Portugal

Winemaker Coop Pegoes , casa Ermelinda Freitas , Adega das Mouras de Arraiolos , Fundação Stanley Ho, Quinta da LAPA and several others

Janna Rijpma-Meppelink Netherlands

Journalist, winewriter, consultant

Jaroslava Kanuchová Pátková Slovakia

Grape and Wine Producers Union of Slovakia

Jaume Gramona Spain

Oenology teacher at Rovira i Virgili de Tarragone University

Javier Pascual Spain

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

Javier Rueda Mallén Spain

Anuario de Vinos El País.

Jean François Rovire France

Chef de groupe vins chez System U

Jean Pierre Gouvazé France

Delegate to the Loire Valley council “Interprofession des Vins du Val de Loire”.

Jean Smullen Ireland

Wine event manager and journalist; Writes for Chef Magazine UK. Wine colum for Irish trade papers: Retail News and Licencing World & Sunday World, Irish national newspaper. Wine programme on Newstalk Irish national talk radio station. Irish wine diary https://jeansmullen.com/ Member of Circle of Wine Writers

Jean-Vincent Ridon South Africa

SA Sommelier Association (SASA)

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.

Jeni Port Australia


Jeroen Tackx Belgium

Product Specialist Wines & Spirits – Metro Cash & Carry Belgium

Joao Barbosa Portugal

Journaliste at “la Vida Rural”

João Paulo Martins Portugal

Journalist – Revista Vinho – Grandes Escolhas

John Isacs United States

Journalist at Shanghai Daily, “wine columnist for China People’s Publications Z Mag, Money Journal China, Men’s UNO, Stuff Taiwan and the publisher and author of ISACS Wine Guides in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore; and also a host of gourmet-related TV and radio programs in Shanghai and Taipei”

Jonas De Maere Belgium

Wine buyer at Ahold-Delhaize. Further active in wine trade, wine education, and public affairs. WSET Diploma holder and Weinakademiker.

José Augusto Moreira Portugal

Journalist in dayly newpaper Público, since 27 years.
Writes about wine and gastronomy in the weekly suplment Fugas.

José Luis Murcia Spain

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

Jose Luis Solanilla Spain

Journalist at El Heraldo de Aragon

José Miguel Dentinho Portugal

Journalist at Expresso Vinhos

Jose Peñin Spain

Presidente fundador: Guia Penin de Los Vinos de Espana, Membre FIJEV

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

Josep Valiente Spain


Juan Manuel Terceno Spain

Gonzalez Byass Sommelier, Sommeliers teacher in several courses in Spain

Juli Nakata Japan

Japanese Sommelier (JSA)

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

Karin Farnberger Austria

Editor of www.weinmarketing.co.at (print and online) and www.weinkauf.co.at PR & Organisation for Events like Magnum Night Shanghai & Beijing – www.gomarin.de

Karina Aggarwal India

Founder Gigglewater411. Writer GQ India, Spiritz, Sommelier India, The Hindu.

Ketevan Jurkhadze Georgia

Wine Expert and Sommelier

Kirk Bauer Germany

IHK officially appointed and sworn expert

Lado Uzunashvili Georgia

Chief winemaker at Mukado Wines

Liliane Turmes Luxembourg

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

Lotte Wolf Netherlands


Louise Hurren United Kingdom

A marketing communications and media relations (PR) consultant whose specialist area is wine. Based in Languedoc (France), I work with winegrowers and wine organisations, helping them promote themselves to English-speaking markets.

Lubos Barta Czech Republic

Editor in Chief GastroPress Publishing Ltd, SOMMELIER magazine

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

Author of the Guide of Wines, Spirits and Wineries of Galicia. Co-author of “Lagares Rupestres”, Contributions for his research. Co-author of “Las Piedras que Vinos”, “Viaje por los Lagares Rupestres de Galicia”. Columnist in several sectorial magazines. Weekly spaces in Radio Coruña Cadena Ser and Radio Voz. Member of FIJEV and WAWWJ. Master in Viticulture and Oenology. I Champion of Spain of the European Contest of Ambassadors of the Champagne. Certified trainer of CAVA and Jerez

Mads Jordansen Denmark

Wine writer Winelab.lab and DinVinGuide (DK winemagazine) and lecturer at Dansk Sommelier Uddannelse.

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

Marco Moreira Da Silva Portugal

Journalist at “Jornal de Vinhos”

Marco Rossi Italy

Brand Manager at TV Wine

Marek Bienczyk Poland

Journalist: Magazyn Wino, Revsita Przekr´j, Gazeta Wyborcza, Polish Wine Guide, Forbes

Margarita Levieva Bulgaria

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

Maria Diez Nepomuceno Spain

Chief Editor: Vivir el Vino

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

Maria Katsouli Greece

Head Sommelier, restaurant TUDOR HALL at the King George Palace hotel, Freelance for Food Service Magazine and Ependitis newspaper.

Maria-Luisa Martin Tejera Spain

General Manager of Sumiller-Formación

Mariano Murru Italy

Oenologist at Argiolas

Marina Karakonova Bulgaria

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

Mariusz Kapczyński Poland

Editor in Chief of Vinisfera.pl, contributor to Magazyn Wino

Martin Pucek Czech Republic

Executive director; Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association

Mary Carlos J. Arturaola 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.

Maryna Calow South Africa

Communication manager at Wines of South Africa

Mathilde Hulot France

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

Matthias Stelzig Germany


Maurizio Valeriani Italy

Journalist and author, as a food and wine expert, on magazines like: www.repubblica.it/sapori,www.epulae.it,www.lucianopignataro.it. National coordinator of the Guide I Vini d’Italia de L’Espresso. • Teacher

Maurizio Zanolla Italy

Journalist at Wine TV Sky

Megumi Nishida Japan

Freelance wine journalist for Wineart, Vinoteque, Cuisine Kingdom.

Mi Yeun Hong South Korea

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

Michael Apstein United States

Columnist at WineReviewOnLine.com

Michael Crossley South Africa

Director of a fine wine importing company (Reciprocal Wines), as well as a director of wine glass/accessories company (Grandcru Glassware) Previously a regular Panel Judge for Wine magazine and Classic Wine. Diners Club Winemaker of the year Judge 2016/2017. Wine Judging Academy with distinction 2007

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 at Châteauneuf-du-Pape Winemakers Association, Columnist and co-author of “Vignobles et vins de France” (Ed Proxima 2001), Grapes producer in Luberon and Ventoux. Manager of sarl VINADEA. Contributor for Vege Magazine and Carnets du Ventoux.

Michele Alessandria Italy

oenologist, ONAV general director

Mickael Rouyer France


Miguel Lassegue France

Wine buyer Bordeaux CDiscount

Mihail Druta Moldova, Republic Of

President of Sommelier Association of Republic of Moldova
Ambassador of European Sommelier Association in Moldova
Member of European Sommelier Association.

Nicolas Joss Switzerland

Wine Consultant

Nicolas Mahé De Berdouaré Norway


Nicole Vaculik Germany


Nieves Caballero Spain

Journalist for El Norte de Castilla

Nuno Filipe Graça Jorge Portugal

Sommelier – Cacao di Vine

Olaf Leenders Belgium

Sommelier, blog editor www.vinama.be

Oleg Sakhno United States

Owner & the wine buyer for Keuka Kafe – one of NYC premier wine bars that specializes in sustainable and local wine culture.

Olivier Pecheux Belgium

Sommelier Wine buyer Auchan Luxembourg

Otilia Chirita Romania

Enologist & Journalist

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), MondialSauvignonBlanc.com and www.winedisclosures.com. Member of CWW and FIJEV.

Paulo Russell-Pinto Portugal

WSET diploma, wine Communicator, Taster at IVDP-Port wine

Pavel Krska Czech Republic

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

Pawel Gasiorek Poland

Publisher of Czas Wina magazine

Pedro Garcias Portugal

Wine journalist

Per Karlsson Sweden

Co-owner BKWine AB, journalist/photographer, editor

Peter De Leeuw Belgium

Wine Trader: Kaapwijn De Leeuw

Peter Forrestal Australia

Wine journalist, Sunday Times (Perth), Gourmet Traveller WINE, Australian Wine Selector, Money Magazine, Radio broadcaster, ABC

Philippe Cros France

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

Pierre D’Ornano France

Chairman / Publication Director SINGULAR’S

Pierre Thomas Switzerland

Pierre Thomas is a Swiss journalist, specialized in wine, for 25 years.

Pierre-Yves Bournerias France

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

Roberto Gatti Italy

Freelance journalist and director at www.winetaste.it collaboratore siti Collaborations : www.vinit.net, www.giornalevinocibo.com

Roberto Ripa Italy

Journalist at L’Unione Sarda and BrindIsola

Roberto Zironi Italy

Oenology Professor, Università di Udine

Robin Kelley O’Connor United States

Robin Kelley O’Connor CV A leading wine educator, international wine judge, wine writer, and sommelier, Robin Kelley O’Connor is a leading wine expert.

Rojita Tiwari India

Independent Wine and Spirits Writer & Consultant. Founder Drinks & Destinations, Mumbai, India

Romain Batya Luxembourg

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

Ron Andes Mv Netherlands

President Dutch Wine Academy Chairman Slijtersunie Certified Broker in Wine Register Appraiser in Wine Magister Vini (MV)

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

Sante Laviola Italy

Freelance journalist

Santiago Jordi Spain

Presidente de la Federación Española de Enólogos

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, Wine Trainer, Eques de Vino O.E.V.E.

Sharon Nagel United Kingdom

Freelance journalist and translator

Silven Wong Macao

Purchasing Supervisor @ MGM Macau

Silvia Garcia Guijarro Spain

Sommelier of Kabuki Welling

Simon Woolf Netherlands

Freelance journalist writing for Decanter, Meininger Wine Business International, Palate Press and The Morning Claret. Specialising in Italy, Portugal, Slovenia, Croatia, organic, biodynamic and natural wines.

Simonne Wellekens Belgium

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

Stanimir Stoyanov Bulgaria

President of the Oenologist Association of Bulgaria

Stasa Cafuta Trcek Slovenia

Editor in chief at The Third Wine

Stefaan Van Den Abeele Belgium

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

Stefaan Wauters Belgium

Managing director at Wines & More

Stephane Liégeois Belgium

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

Stéphane Perrin Portugal

Managing Partner at IVIN Lda Wine Distribution
Diploma of Oenology (University of Bourgogne)

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

Agronomist and Oenologist. Communication manager at Syndicat des vignerons des Côtes du Rhône. Journalist and author.

Taner Ogutoglu Turkey

Director “Young Turks”

Tariyel Mahammad Panahov Azerbaijan

Director of the Azerbaijan Research
Institute of Viticulture and Wine-making

Thomas Brandl Germany

Wine journalist, Communication Manager,owner of xenos-comm PR Agency and Ambassador CMB for Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe

Thomas Ling Malaysia

Wine & sprits education, professional writing and trade consultancy development

Tiago Alves De Sousa Portugal

Winemaker of Alves de Sousa Douro & Port wines. PhD in Viticulture & Oenology. Speaker in wine exhibitions, conferences and tastings around the world. Nominated for the Awards “Winemaker Gen.XXI” (Paixão pelo Vinho) and “Winemaker of the Year” (Wine – A Essência do Vinho).

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

Executive at Regione Abruzzo

Tomas Duzsi Hungary


Tomislav Ivanovic Serbia

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

Toshio Matsuura Japan

Representative WANDS Publishing Ltd (Japon) Wines & Spirits La revue japonaise des vins et spiritueux

Valentin Ceafalau Romania

Wine journalist, Member of ADAR (Romanian Authorized Wine Tasters Association, Member of FIJEV

Valeria Zeferino Portugal

Journalist at VINHO – Grandes Escolhas

Valeriu Cotea Romania

IASI Romania President National Vineyard Growers and Wine Producers

Verena Herzog Germany

Sommlier and Wine consultant

Vincenzo Scivetti Italy

ONAV Puglia Ambassador, PR & Marketing consultant, teacher

W. Blake Gray United States

Freelance Wine Writer, SF Chronicle and Wine Spectator

Walter Richard Eberenz Germany

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

Walter Stassi Italy

Director at Food Department – Pam

Winifred Bowman South Africa

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

Wonkuk Seol South Korea

Wine&Spirits Columnist
Wine Profesional Judge
Wine Importer
Wine Educator

Xavier Leclerc France

Wine buyer at Auchan France

Xavier Nolla Spain


Xiaomei Wu China

Director China DEGUSTAR, Wine Consultant Wine Marketing Expert China Director China VINORIA Wine Media+Education

Yair Koren Kornblum Israel

Journalist at Wine & Gourmet Israel

Yury Yudich Russian Federation

Founder and publisher of magazine “Napitki”, portal www.alcoexpert.ru wines and other alcoholic beverages.

Yves Beck Switzerland

Journalist – GlobalBeck Services

Yves Paquier Switzerland

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

Yves Zier France

Technical director at Grenaches du Monde. Freelance journalist

Zsofia Bozzai Hungary

Chief Editor of Wine and Market Magazine (Bor és Piac, Grabowski Digital Kft.)