Journalist at le Guide de L’Espresso (wines and restaurants), Il Corriere della Sera (local edition), La Cucina Italiana and Decanter.com. He wrote : Il Caffè Michelangiolo; Il Buon Tartufo; Vito Mollica, invito a cena al Palagio.
Alejandro González JiménezSpain
Do Tierra de Léon
Director of Queen International
Chief Editor (french version) of VINUM Chief Editor RomanDuVin.ch (blog) Journalist for wine specialized newspapers in Switzerland. Wine writers (4 books)
Alfonso Janeiro DiezSpain
ICEX – Director of Wine Department
Enologist, Technical Director at Bernard-Massard
Alvaro Cerrada BuenoSpain
CEO of Yalocatoyo, Online Marketing and wine consultant
Alvaro Puras PuertasSpain
Hotel School Educator
Ana Radkova PetkovaBulgaria
Wine expert at METRO Cash & Carry
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.
Food and Wine Writer, Wine Passion Magazine Chef/Owner @ A Taberna da Rua das Flores, Lisbon, 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 CastañoSpain
Sommelier, Winner of “La Nariz de Oro 2010”,Responsible of the Wine Concept and Wine Buyer of Makro Spain and Portugal.
Andrian DigoleanMoldova, Republic Of
Marketing Expert – National Office for Vine and Wine (Wine of Moldova), Republic of Moldova.
Anibal Jose – CoutinhoPortugal
Wine Writer: www.w-anibal.com, Guia Popular de Vinhos. Wine Buyer: Continente Hipermercados, Tivoli Hotels
Ann J SamuelsenNorway
Wine journalist – Trade Magazine Aperitif
Présidente des Sommeliers Catalans
Communication Director at Gérard Bertrand
Anne Victoire MonrozierFrance
Blog Editor Miss Vicky Wine http://missvickywine.com/
Anne-Wies Van OostenNetherlands
Wine&Food Writer, Journalist and Consultancy
Antonina Maria Fernandes BarbosaPortugal
Winemaker, Production, Quality and Food Safety Manager at João Portugal Ramos Group (Falua and JPortugal Ramos vinhos verdes)
Winemaker at Sogrape
Antonio Di SpiritoItaly
Teacher in courses and wine journalist for “Luciano Pignataro WineBlog” and “Lavinium”. Taster in the panel of the Guida de L’Espresso “I Vini d’Italia
Wine Guru Anantara Vilamoura
Enologist at Vinho Verde
Antonio Tomás Palacios GarcíaSpain
Enólogo, Laboratorios EXCELL IBÉRICA S.L. Logroño, La Rioja, Dotor en Biologia
Arcadie FosneaMoldova, Republic Of
Czas Wina Magazine
Buyer at Vaykwines
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.
OpusWine – president
Sommelier & wine importer
Oenologist at Vega Sicilia
Director of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre – BIVC
Technical and Certification Director at Douro and Port Wine Institue (IVDP). Invited Professor at Catholic University and Portucalense University in the área of wine tasting for post-graduations.
Journalist: Le Figaro, l’Amateur de Bordeaux, La Revue du Vin de France, Wands. Membre permanent du grand Jury Européen.Européen.
Sommelier-manager at Hotel Mercure, Libourne
Best Sommelier of Portugal wine man – Wine shop
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
Wine and food journalist, freelance, contributes to Guida Vini Espresso, Guida Ristoranti Espresso, Guida Alberghi, Spirito di Vino and more.
Director at ENOSIS srl Food and Beverage company ROMA; Director at Enoteca Cantina Castrocielo;
Winemaker of Sogevinus for Port Wine. Nominated for the Awards “Fortified Winemaker of the Year” by IWC in 2016 and nomeaded “ Fortified Winemaker of the Year 2016” by Revista de vinhos (portuguese wine magazine).
Carlos Armando Borboa SuárezMexico
Journalist for The Reforma
Carlos J. Arturaola MaryUnited 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.
Professeur Sommelier Ecole de hotelerie et tourime du Porto,Professeur de dégustation Université portucalense; enologue consultant
Carmen Gómez ViforcosSpain
Technical director at D.O. Bierzo
Master of Wine, freelance journalist, moderator and teacher of Wine & Gourmet
Phd Viticulture, Wine Journalist, Producer TV Wine Show, Wine Ambassador ADAR (Romania Authorized Wine Tasters Association), Eques OEVE
Head of Promotion at Union of Bordeaux & Bordeaux Supérieur – President of DUAD Alumni, University of Bordeaux
Chantal Aeby PuerroSwitzerland
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)
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
Christian De WinterBelgium
Director at Marche Italiane
Wine Trader: Rouseu Wines Belgium WSET Certified
Christopher SawyerUnited States
Sommelier & journalist
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
Specialised journalist, Editor of Ampelotopi magazine (Le Terroir) and Oenorama fair organizer.Company: VINETUM
Constantin StratanMoldova, 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
General Director of MURFATLAR ROMANIA
Cristina Tierno CondeSpain
Journalist & manager at Efecto Directo
Custodio López ZamarraSpain
Sommelier du restaurant Zalcaín, Madrid, Colaborador del Comité de catas de Makro España
Cavavin Animation Manager
Expert vins Président Club Vin sur Vin Cactus Luxembourg
Editor in Chief at WineSofa, editor at BORIGO Magazine, wine journalist&writer
Daniel Ramos EstebanSpain
Vigneron & Oenologist
Daphne TeremetzUnited Kingdom
Wine Buyer, Waitrose, UK
Editor at Magazine “Kmeckiglas”
David CobboldUnited Kingdom
In Vino (SudRadio, France), Regal, Le Bottin Gourmand (magazines, France), les5duvin.wordpress.com/ (shared blog, French and English), Vins et Vignobles (Canada), Wands (Japan) Sommelier India (Inde), The World of Fine Wine (UK)
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”.
Sales Director of VASCO NV/SA
General Secretary of ADAR
2013/present: – Chief Winemaker at Casa Santos Lima – Companhia das Vinhas S.A. (Lisboa, Alentejo, Algarve / Portugal). – Chief Winemaker at Casa de Vila Verde, Soc. Agrícola Lda (Vinho Verde / Portugal). 2011/present: – Consultant Winemaker at Soc. Agrícola Cunha Folque – Quinta de São Bartolomeu (Lisboa / Portugal). – Consultant Winemaker at Cunha e Menezes, Lda – Quinta D. Carlos (Lisboa / Portugal). 2008/2013: – Winemaker at Quinta da Chocapalha – Casa Sagrícola das Mimosas Lda (Lisboa / Portugal). 2007: – Winemaker at Turkey Flat Winery (Barossa Valley / Australia). 2006: – Winemaker at Viader Winery (Napa Valley, California / USA). 2005: – Winemaker at Château Rouget (Pomerol, Bordeaux / France)
Journalist: Associate Editor of Vino! Magazine, Benelux
Dmitry FedotovRussian Federation
Oenologist for 28 years in Champagne, consultant in sparkling wines on private estates in Italy, Spain and US or with big world groups. Jury and Jury President on international competitions such as Mundus Vini, Vinalies internationales
Director of Vinska druzba Slovenije d.o.o. (Wine Association of Slovenia)
DipWSET, Oenologist, Importer , Wine Educator, Wine Journalist, International Wine Taster, Jury President of several prestigious wine competitions (i.e.Bacchus Madrid, SMV Canada, Les Concours des Grands Vins Blancs Strasbourg etc.)
Edo HeynsSouth Africa
Chief Editor of the Wineland Magazine Columnist – Die Burger Newspaper
Elena Dimitrova NeykovaBulgaria
Wine journalist www.enosiasti.bg
Elena Miloshevska JovanovskaMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of
Manager at “Wines of Macedonia”
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.
Enrique Pascual GarciaSpain
Président D.O. Ribera del Duero
Erin KirschenmannUnited States
Assistant editor for Wine Business Monthly, she 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
Journaliste Freelance Le Dauphiné Libéré (chronique hebdomadaire),Terre de Vins, Le Guide Hachette des Vins
Journalist at Slowfood.it
Assistant of Oenology at Weincampus Neustadt
Francesco Massimiliano BarberaItaly
Oenologist and Agronomist – Laboratory Director Wine and Food
Director and editor of web magazines Eg News and oliovinopeperoncino
Responsable achats Vins Carrefour Belgique
Founder member of Verema.com Associate professor at the University of Valencia
Funzionario Regione Toscana Promozione settore Vino e Agroalimentare, fra i quali Buy Wine e Anteprime Vini di Toscana. Sommelier dal 1999 degustatore ufficiale dal 2011. Ha ottenuto il premio “Taster Trophy” al Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012
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
Director of Brazilian Oenology Association
Enologist and Qvevri expert
Oenologist – Head of National Wine Agency of Georgia.
Journalist for Cronachedigusto.it
Sommelier at ALMA restaurant
Business Administration Graduate (Athens University of Economics and Business) *LE MONDE Institute, Sommelier Certificate *WSET Level 4 Diploma Graduate *Judge at the Thessaloniki International Wine and Spirits Competition – March 2017 *Wine writer, wine blogger, wine communicator / educator
Auteur, chroniqueur, journaliste, Vins & Vignobles / Guide Revel des champagnes et des autres bulles / MonsieurBulles.com
Oenologue conseil en vallée du Rhône pour l’Institut Oenologique de Champagne (IOC)
Journalist: Chief Redactor at Union Girondine des Vins de Bordeaux
President of Wine Producers Union of Serbia
Haiyan SongHong Kong
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, wine economics, and wine branding and communication. He is the Programme Leader of the Master of Science (MSc) in International Wine Management offered by PolyU.
Freelance journalist, wine columnist for Entree Magazine, www.sjakes.com
Buyer REWE International AG
Hector Paul Van BoxstaelBelgium
Wine Trader: De Wijnbeurs
Enologist: Manager at Laboratoire Oenoconseil
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.
Journalist at “Vinul”
Ico Salvatore TurraItaly
Commissioner for various Wine competion /*/ Consultant Œnologie and International Accademy of Sensory Analysis
Vicechairman of the Union of Slovak vinegrovers and winemakers. CEO of winery VÍNO NITRA
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 LucaMoldova, Republic Of
CEO at LTD VINFoteca & Co
PR Consultant & Wine Expert
Isabel /LI XieChina
Wine journalist and founder of wine website:www.winepicurean.com
Ivana KovarikovaCzech Republic
Publisher of the Revue for Hotel and Restaurant since 1990. International wine judge.
Ivana SimjanovskaMacedonia, 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,
Journalist, Author of several books by Editions de l’Homme, Columnist at Vins & Vignobles, Exquis, Traces, Terre de Vins (France)
Winemaker Coop Pegoes , casa Ermelinda Freitas , Adega das Mouras de Arraiolos , Fundação Stanley Ho, Quinta da LAPA and several others
Master Oenologist & Viticulture Supervisor. Professional Sommelier. Wine academicer. Marketing & PR in wine business.
Production manager Matyšák
Jaroslava Kanuchová PátkováSlovakia
Grape and Wine Producers Union of Slovakia
Professeur d’oenologie à l’Université Rovira i Virgili de Tarragone
Javier Aparicio HernándezSpain
Technical director D.O. Tierra del Vino de Zamora
Directeur de la Prensa del Rioja, Directeur Commuication de la DO Rioja
Javier Pérez AndrésSpain
Javier Rueda MallénSpain
Anuario de Vinos El País.
Jean Michel DelucFrance
Jean Pierre GouvazéFrance
Delegate to the Loire Valley council “Interprofession des Vins du Val de Loire”.
wine grower (Domaine du Grand Chemin) and Secretary General for Vins de Pays d’Oc
Jeffrey JenssenUnited 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.
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 MaereBelgium
Wine buyer at Ahold-Delhaize. Further active in wine trade, wine education, and public affairs. WSET Diploma holder and Weinakademiker.
Journalist, Founder of the Federación International des Jeunes Amis du Vin (1989), Author of 9 books, contributor to Elmundovino.com. Ambassadeur du Champagne 2011 in Spain. Director Guía Melendo del Champagne.
Jose Antonio CabañasSpain
President of Asociación Sumilleres de Salamanca
José Augusto MoreiraPortugal
Journalist in dayly newpaper Público, since 27 years.
Writes about wine and gastronomy in the weekly suplment Fugas.
José Carlos AlvarezSpain
Journalist at Es Radio
José Carlos Capilla BarredaSpain
Technical Director D.O. Arribes
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 GraciaSpain
General secretary of DO Campo de Borja
José Ignacio Marqués RodríguezSpain
Technical director at D.O. Arlanza
José Luis MurciaSpain
Freelance,contributor to El Mundo, La Semana Vitivinicola, El Correo del Vino, Gourmets, Distribución y Consumo, President of AEPEV
Jose Luis SolanillaSpain
Journalist at El Heraldo de Aragon
José Miguel DentinhoPortugal
Journalist at Expresso Vinhos
Josef BalikCzech Republic
Leader of courses for the National oenology centre and the Wine academy in Czech Republic
2016’s Spain Best Sommelier
Juan Ignacio Escudero GonzälezSpain
Member in an tasting appellation comitte to qualify the wine of differents spanish regions, working in UNE-EN-ISO 17025 standards
Juan Jose AlejosSpain
President of Asociación Sumilleres Valladolid
Juan Manuel GonzalvoSpain
Juan Manuel TercenoSpain
Gonzalez Byass Sommelier, Manager at Spain Sommeliers National Team, Sommeliers teacher in several courses in Spain
Japanese Sommelier (JSA)
editor-in-chief of DiVino.bg, wine taster with many years of experience, member of a number of international tasting commissions
Wine Buyer : Groupe Mestdagh Belgium
Julio Otero López Valles De BenaventeSpain
Meininger editor in chief since 1992 independant wine-writer
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
Author of a guide about all Bulgarian wines
Wine Expert and Sommelier
IHK officially appointed and sworn expert
Marketing and Communications Manager CASAVINO
Chief winemaker at Mukado Wines
Wine buyer Carrefour France
The president of Beijing International Wine & Spirit Exchange co. LTD
Journalist: Tageblatt,Business Review. Directrice du web magazine VINALU www.vinalu.lu
Manager, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood S.A. in Romania.
Louise HurrenUnited 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 BartaCzech Republic
Editor in Chief GastroPress Publishing Ltd, SOMMELIER magazine
Funzionario – Enologo Istituto Regionale della Vite e del Vino- Sicilia dal 1/1/2016 LIBERO PROFESSIONISTA
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 PaadínSpain
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
Wine expert . Fine Winemaker in some regions of Spain . International Judge . Pride Son of Pascual Herrera . R.I.P.
Winemaker consultant for Wine Ventures – Quinta da Romeira, Caminhos Cruzados, Barao de Vilar, Quintas de Cottas, Duas Encostas.
Journalist for Vida Económica and correspondent for La Semana Vitivinícola magazine
Chief editor of “Lozarztvo & Vinarstvo” and BGWine National Vine and Wine Chamber
Maria Diez NepomucenoSpain
Chief Editor: Vivir el Vino
Maria João De AlmeidaPortugal
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
Head Sommelier, restaurant TUDOR HALL at the King George Palace hotel, Freelance for Food Service Magazine and Ependitis newspaper.
OENOLOGUE DE ARGIOLAS SARDAIGNE
Regular author for www.bacchus.bg. www.menumag.bg, www.divino.bg
Editor in Chief of Vinisfera.pl, contributor to Magazyn Wino
Martin PucekCzech Republic
Executive director; Czech Grape and Wine Producers Association
Maryna StrachanSouth Africa
Communication manager at Wines of South Africa
Journalist and writer, Meininger’s Wine Business International,La Vigne, Stratégies,Bettane+Desseauve
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
Wine writer (Cookand’s correspondent in Italy, wineok.com) – South Korea, Sommelier AIS, ONAV
Michael De SimoneUnited 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
free-lance journalist: Weinwirtschaft, Weinwelt… board-member Mundus Vini, president FIJEV
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. Chroniqueur pour le magazine Vege et pour les Carnets du Ventoux.
Sales Manager at Briziarielli
Miguel Angel Benito RodgriguezSpain
Sumiller Castillo Peñafiel
Wine buyer Bordeaux CDiscount
Mihail DrutaMoldova, Republic Of
President of Sommelier Association of Republic of Moldova
Ambassador of European Sommelier Association in Moldova
Member of European Sommelier Association.
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.
Wine grower Bergerac, (President of the ‘Federation des Vins de Bergerac’), Consulting Enologist for Belgian traders.
WSET diploma, wine Communicator, Taster at IVDP-Port wine
Pavel KrskaCzech Republic
Managing director of the National Wine Centre, jury member of AWC Vienna, Vinoforum Czech republic and Slovakia
Publisher of Czas Wina magazine
Pedro Ballesteros TorresSpain
Master Viticulture and Oenology UPM, Dip. WSET, Master of Wine
Viticulturist consultant in Chile and Argentina
Peter De LeeuwBelgium
Wine Trader: Kaapwijn De Leeuw
Responsible for Promotion and Quality Control – Interprofessional Council of AOC wines from the Languedoc South of France
Journalist free lance: ww.thomasvino.ch, Tout Compte Fait, Hôtellerie & Gastronomie Hebdo, La Liberté (Fribourg), Le Guillon (Lausanne), Vins & Vignobles (Montréal/Ca)
Enologist: Institut Oenologique de Champagne – Journalist: Radio France Bleu Champagne, Groupe Radio France
Emilia Romagna Region – Department of Research, Innovation and Promotion of food and wine.
Œnologist Weingut Werner Anselmann, General Manager Gebrüder Anselmann Gmbh
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.
Free-Lance Journalist and Reporter
Representative, ambassador Pisco Chile
Independent Wine and Spirits Writer & Consultant. Founder Drinks & Destinations, Mumbai, India
Journalist: Web-Magazine VINALU on website www.vinalu.lu TAGEBLATT, Editpress, Business Review, journal mensuel DeLux
Roy HershUnited States
Diverse career in Food & Beverage management spanned 3+ decades. Professional wine judge in competitions since 1999. Journalist/critic of Portuguese wines, specializing in Port & Madeira. In 2003, enthronized in Confraria do Vinho do Porto and 2016 inducted into the Confraria da Vinho Madeira.
Salvador Manjon EstelaSpain
Director – La Semana Vitivinicola
Sommelier AIS (Associazione Italiana Sommelier), Wine Consultant, Wine Educator
Santiago Castro GonzalezSpain
Technical Director at Consejo Regulador Denominación de Origen Toro
Presidente de la Federación Española de Enólogos
Sarah Jane EvansUnited Kingdom
Wine writer, former Chairman Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW), Chairman of the Organising Committee of the IMW Symposium 2018, Co-Chairman Decanter World Wine Awards
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.
Sommelier: LOCO Restaurante – “1er Sommelier Best wines”
Sommelier, Wine Journalist, Wine Trainer, Eques de Vino O.E.V.E.
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.
Master of Wines, Founder of SoHo Wine Club, Educator, Influencer, Consultant.
Président de l‘ Union des Oenologues de Bulgarie
Stefaan Van Den AbeeleBelgium
Sommelier Conseil de l’Université of Suze-la-Rousse, Wine and Dine Consultant, Educator and patented Bordeaux Wine Supplier of the Court of Belgium
Director of “Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano” (Vernaccia di San Gimignano) and free lance for wine producers.
Agence de courtage en vins, S.P.R.L. International Wines Brokers
Managing Partner at IVIN Lda Wine Distribution
Diploma of Oenology (University of Bourgogne)
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”
Oenologist,Freelance Wine and Spirits Columnist, Consultant Marketing and Export Expert Europe and Asia Market:China
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.
Director “Young Turks”
Tariyel Mahammad PanahovAzerbaijan
Director of the Azerbaijan Research
Institute of Viticulture and Wine-making
Teresa Colaço Do RosárioPortugal
In Portugal I studied business and administration (1994). After finishing my degree I came to Germany and worked as a resercher at Geisenheim Research Institute, Departmente of wine economy and marketing, where I finished my PhD toguether with the University of Giessen (2002). Nowadays I work as a consultant and importer of portuguese wines on the german market. To complete my activities I give seminars to the trade and journalist on portuguese wines.
Œnologist and manager – SCE Vignobles Gaudrie & fils, Château Villars
Wine journalist, Communication Manager and owner of xenos-comm PR Agency
Wine & sprits education, professional writing and trade consultancy development
Tiago Alves De SousaPortugal
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 NyitrayCzech Republic
President of Czech Grapes and Wine Producers Association Director of Sonberk Winery www.sonberk.cz
Funzionario regione Abruzzo
Oenologist at Bodegas Museum
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
Sommelier Master Class in sensory analysis , official taster and professor enabled the Italian Sommelier Association. Since 2006 he holds the title of chief of the city of Naples , while in 2014 is the regional coordinator for the region of Vitae , the Italian Wine Guide , published by the AIS. There is also a consultant for the training of personnel in the field of food & beverage and professional taster of distillates , cheeses, meats , olive oil, mineral waters and cigars.
Wine journalist, Member of ADAR (Romanian Authorized Wine Tasters Association, Member of FIJEV Atelier / www.atelieruldevinuri.com
IASI Romania President National Vineyard Growers and Wine Producers
Founder at The Perfect Pour: Wine, Spirits & Lifestyle Consultant. Specialist Wine Buyer, Trainer & Curator for restaurants & importers. Wine, Spirits & Lifestyle writer. Featured on CNBC news channel as a wine expert for a food & wine pairing show. YouTube content creator – a dedicated wine tv channel.
CEO Bulgarian Wine Academy Ltd., CEO Aurika Ltd., Wine consultant, Divino wine magazine taster and wine writer
Victor Fernández CarravillaSpain
Enólogo e Ingeniero Agrónomo. San Román Bodegas y Viñedos ( D.O. Toro ).
Vihren Angelov VelkovBulgaria
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