Adam Lechmere United Kingdom

Freelance wine journalist

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.

Agnieszka Kumor Poland

Journalist with Economic Service of RFI, collaborates with blogs Vinisfera.pl et les5duvin

Aimée Suzanne Lasseigne New United States

Assistant Manager / Senior Sales Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit

Aldo Fiordelli Italy

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 Jiménez Spain

Do Tierra de Léon

Alessandra Piubello Italy

Director of Queen International

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

Alvaro Puras Puertas Spain

DO Rueda

Américo Pereira Portugal

Hotel School Educator

Ana Radkova Petkova Bulgaria

Wine expert at METRO Cash & Carry

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.

André Magalhães Portugal

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

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.

Anibal Jose – Coutinho Portugal

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

Ann J Samuelsen Norway

Wine journalist – Trade Magazine Aperitif

Anna Vicens Spain

Présidente des Sommeliers Catalans

Anne Serres France

Communication Director at Gérard Bertrand

Anne Victoire Monrozier France

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

Anne-Wies Van Oosten Netherlands

Wine&Food Writer, Journalist and Consultancy

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 Di Spirito Italy

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

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


Artur Boruta Poland

Czas Wina Magazine

Asen Georgiev Bulgaria

Buyer at Vaykwines

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

Beata Keszler Germany

Sommelier & wine importer

Begona Jovellar Spain

Oenologist at Vega Sicilia

Benoît Roumet France

Director of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre – BIVC

Bento Amaral Portugal

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.

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

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 Alves Portugal

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 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

Carmen Gómez Viforcos Spain

Technical director at D.O. Bierzo

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

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

Christian De Winter Belgium

Director at Marche Italiane

Christoph Merchiers Belgium

Wine Trader: Rouseu Wines Belgium WSET Certified

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

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

Cristina Tierno Conde Spain

Journalist & manager at Efecto Directo

Custodio López Zamarra Spain

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

Damien Auger France

Cavavin Animation Manager

Damien Lassance Luxembourg

Expert vins Président Club Vin sur Vin Cactus Luxembourg

Daniel Ercsey Hungary

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

Daniel Ramos Esteban Spain

Vigneron & Oenologist

Daphne Teremetz United Kingdom

Wine Buyer, Waitrose, UK

Darja Zemljic Slovenia

Editor at Magazine “Kmeckiglas”

David Cobbold United 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)

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”.

Denis Meurant Belgium

Sales Director of VASCO NV/SA

Diana Pavelescu Romania

General Secretary of ADAR

Diogo Sepulveda Portugal

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)

Dirk Rodriguez Belgium

Journalist: Associate Editor of Vino! Magazine, Benelux

Dmitry Fedotov Russian Federation


Dominique Leboeuf France

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

Dusan Brejc Slovenia

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

Edita Durcová Slovakia

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 Heyns South Africa

Chief Editor of the Wineland Magazine Columnist – Die Burger Newspaper

Elena Dimitrova Neykova Bulgaria

Wine journalist www.enosiasti.bg

Elena Miloshevska Jovanovska Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of

Manager at “Wines of Macedonia”

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.

Enrique Pascual Garcia Spain

Président D.O. Ribera del Duero

Erin Kirschenmann United 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

Evelyne Léard-Viboux France

Journaliste Freelance Le Dauphiné Libéré (chronique hebdomadaire),Terre de Vins, Le Guide Hachette des Vins

Fabio Pracchia Italy

Journalist at Slowfood.it

Fei Xue China
Florence Varaine France

Freelance journalist

Florian Schraut Germany

Assistant of Oenology at Weincampus Neustadt

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 of Verema.com Associate professor at the University of Valencia

Franco Ignesti Italy

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

Frederic Fleuri France

Agence Fleurie

Gennaro Convertini Italy
Georgios Floudas Zygouras Greece

Best Sommelier Greece, Imports & Product Support Manager,Trinity Wines Ltd owner & 2 Food & Leisure (fnl) guide wine editor (www.fnl-guide.com) -Enologist, AIWS, Candidate Master Sommelier

Germán Alguacil Spain

Manager Gourmet Experience El Corte Inglés.

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

Gilberto Simonaggio Brazil

Director of Brazilian Oenology Association

Giorgi Dakishvili Georgia

Enologist and Qvevri expert

Giorgi Samanishvili Georgia

Oenologist – Head of National Wine Agency of Georgia.

Giovanni Paternò Italy

Journalist for Cronachedigusto.it

Giovanni Rossettini Italy


Giuseppe Carrus Italy


Gonçalo Patraquim Portugal

Sommelier at ALMA restaurant

Grigorios Kontos Greece

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

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)

Guliana Camus France

Journalist: Chief Redactor at Union Girondine des Vins de Bordeaux

Gustavo Calvo Spain

Vinoteca Malauva

Gvozden Radenkovic Serbia

President of Wine Producers Union of Serbia

Haiyan Song Hong 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.

Han Sjakes Netherlands

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

Harald Beck Austria

Buyer REWE International AG

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”

Ico Salvatore Turra Italy

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

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

Inga Vaisla Latvia

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

Ingrid Larmoyeur Netherlands

Wine & spirits educator | wine & food writer @vinissima

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

Irina Sofranova Bulgaria

PR Consultant & Wine Expert

Isabel /LI Xie China

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

Ivana Kovarikova Czech Republic

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

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,

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

Jaroslav Macik Slovakia

Master Oenologist & Viticulture Supervisor. Professional Sommelier. Wine academicer. Marketing & PR in wine business.

Jaroslav Zak Slovakia

Production manager Matyšák

Jaroslava Kanuchová Pátková Slovakia

Grape and Wine Producers Union of Slovakia

Jaume Gramona Spain

Professeur d’oenologie à l’Université Rovira i Virgili de Tarragone

Javier Aparicio Hernández Spain

Technical director D.O. Tierra del Vino de Zamora

Javier Pascual Spain

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

Javier Pérez Andrés Spain


Javier Rueda Mallén Spain

Anuario de Vinos El País.

Jean Michel Deluc France


Jean Pierre Gouvazé France

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

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

Product Specialist Wines & Spirits – Metro Cash & Carry Belgium

Jesus Diez De Iscar Spain

Technical Director D.O. Rueda

Joao Barbosa Portugal

Journaliste at “la Vida Rural”

João Chambel Portugal

Portugal Best Sommelier 2015

João Paulo Martins Portugal

Journalist – Revista de Vinhos

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.

Jordi Melendo Spain

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 Cabañas Spain

President of Asociación Sumilleres de Salamanca

José Augusto Moreira Portugal

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

José Carlos Alvarez Spain

Journalist at Es Radio

José Carlos Capilla Barreda Spain

Technical Director D.O. Arribes

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 Ignacio Marqués Rodríguez Spain

Technical director at D.O. Arlanza

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

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 Ignacio Escudero Gonzälez Spain

Member in an tasting appellation comitte to qualify the wine of differents spanish regions, working in UNE-EN-ISO 17025 standards

Juan Jose Alejos Spain

President of Asociación Sumilleres Valladolid

Juan Manuel Gonzalvo Spain


Juan Manuel Terceno Spain

Gonzalez Byass Sommelier, Manager at Spain Sommeliers National Team, 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

Julio Otero López Valles De Benavente Spain


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

Katia Iontcheva Bulgaria

Author of a guide about all Bulgarian wines

Ketevan Jurkhadze Georgia

Wine Expert and Sommelier

Kirk Bauer Germany

IHK officially appointed and sworn expert

Klaus Herres Germany
Kristina Ivanova Bulgaria

Marketing and Communications Manager CASAVINO

Lado Uzunashvili Georgia

Chief winemaker at Mukado Wines

Laurent Julian France

Wine buyer Carrefour France

Li Zhu China

The president of Beijing International Wine & Spirit Exchange co. LTD

Liliane Turmes Luxembourg

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

Lorena Deaconu Romania

Manager, Chief Winemaker at Cramele Halewood S.A. in Romania.

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

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

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

Manuel Herrera Spain

Wine expert . Fine Winemaker in some regions of Spain . International Judge . Pride Son of Pascual Herrera . R.I.P.

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

Marc Vanel Belgium

Editorial Director Essentielle VINO

Marcelino Calvo Spain


Marco Moreira Da Silva Portugal

journalist at “Jornal de Vinhos”

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.

Mariano Murru Italy


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

Maryna Strachan 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

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

Megumi Nishida Japan


Mi Yeun Hong South Korea

Wine writer (Cookand’s correspondent in Italy, wineok.com) – 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. Chroniqueur pour le magazine Vege et pour les Carnets du Ventoux.

Michele Italiani Italy

Sales Manager at Briziarielli

Miguel Angel Benito Rodgriguez Spain

Sumiller Castillo Peñafiel

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.

Milos Markovic Bosnia And Herzegovina

M.Sc. Viticulture & Enology – B.Sc Agriculture, Winery Umathum: Viticulture manager of 50ha biodinamic farming

Miquel Udina Argilaga Spain

Technical director at D.O. Sierra de Salamanca

Nadezhda Dyulgerska Bulgaria

Vice President of Oenologist association of Bulgaria

Nathan Scott Miller United States

Wine retail manager & wine buyer at Wally’s Beverly Hills

Nicolas Joss Switzerland

Office des Vins Vaudois

Nicolas Mahé De Berdouaré Norway


Nicolas Tooulou Belgium

Oenologist (Bordeaux) – ASSOCIATED BEVERAGE SOLUTIONS – Production Director

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

Wine buyer Keuka Kafe

Olivier Pecheux Belgium

Sommelier Wine buyer Auchan Luxembourg

Otilia Chirita Romania

Enologist + Journalist

Pablo Martín Spain

Presidente Nacional Sumilleres

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 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 Ballesteros Torres Spain

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

Pedro Garcias Portugal

Wine journalist

Pedro Izquierdo Chile

Viticulturist consultant in Chile and Argentina

Peter De Leeuw Belgium

Wine Trader: Kaapwijn De Leeuw

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

Raúl Escudero Fernández Spain

Manager at D.O. Cigales

Roberto Del Campo Spain

Wine buyer at Vinoteca

Roberto Gatti Italy

Giornalista Free Lance International Press – direttore sito : www.winetaste.it collaboratore siti : www.vinit.net www.giornalevinocibo.com

Roberto Ripa Italy

Journalist at L’Unione Sarda and BrindIsola

Roberto Rodríguez Florez Spain

Wine Manager at Makro Valladolid

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.

Rocco Lettieri Italy

Free-Lance Journalist and Reporter

Rodrigo Flores Chile

Representative, ambassador Pisco Chile

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

Roy Hersh United 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.

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

Santiago Castro Gonzalez Spain

Technical Director at Consejo Regulador Denominación de Origen Toro

Santiago Jordi Spain

Presidente de la Federación Española de Enólogos

Sarah Jane Evans United 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

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.

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

Sonal Holland India

Master of Wines, Founder of SoHo Wine Club, Educator, Influencer, Consultant.

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

Director of “Consorzio della Denominazione San Gimignano” (Vernaccia di San Gimignano) and free lance for wine producers.

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”

Sylvia Cava Chile

Oenologist,Freelance Wine and Spirits Columnist, Consultant Marketing and Export Expert Europe and Asia Market:China

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”

Tariyel Mahammad Panahov Azerbaijan

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

Teresa Colaço Do Rosário Portugal

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.

Thierry Gaudrie France

Œnologist and manager – SCE Vignobles Gaudrie & fils, Château Villars

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

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

Tito Cieri Italy

Funzionario regione Abruzzo

Tomas Duzsi Hungary


Tomas Jurio Spain

Oenologist at Bodegas Museum

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

Tommaso Luongo Italy

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.

Valentin Ceafalau Romania

Wine journalist, Member of ADAR (Romanian Authorized Wine Tasters Association, Member of FIJEV Atelier / www.atelieruldevinuri.com

Valeriu Cotea Romania

IASI Romania President National Vineyard Growers and Wine Producers

Vaniitha Jaiin India

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.

Velichka Galabova Bulgaria

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

Victor Fernández Carravilla Spain

Enólogo e Ingeniero Agrónomo. San Román Bodegas y Viñedos ( D.O. Toro ).

Vihren Angelov Velkov Bulgaria

Best sommelier Bulgaria 2012 – Sommelier Novotel Plovdid

Vincenzo Scivetti Italy

ONAV Puglia Ambassador, PR & Marketing consultant, teacher

Vittorio Fiore Italy

Oenologist, former general director of “Assoenologi”, the Italian association of oenologists.

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

Walter Tommasi Brazil


Winifred Bowman South Africa

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

Wojciech Gogolinski Poland

Editor in chief at Czas Wina

Xavier Leclerc France

Responsable national Sourcing Cave vins Champagnes spiritueux et Auchan.fr

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

Directeur technique Grenaches du Monde. Presse freelance

Zeljko Suhadolnik Croatia

Chief editor of the wine & gastronomy magazine SVIJET u CASI

Zsofia Bozzai Hungary

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