Tim Atkin

Tim Atkin MW is a UK wine journalist with an international following. He writes for Harpers, Decanter, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Jamie Magazine and Imbibe and has own, award-winning website, timatkin.com. He also has a second career as a photographer whose photos have been published in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the World of Fine Wine and exhibited in London, Provence, Poland and Lebanon. Tim is the winner of many awards, including the Glenfiddich Wine Writer Award in 1988, 1990, 1993, 2004 and 2006 and the Wine Guild of the United Kingdom’s Wine Columnist of the Year in 1991, 1992, 1994 and 1996. In 1994, he was the first recipient of the Wines of France Award. The following year he...

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Ron Washam

At a tender age, Ron turned away from a career as a comedy writer to become a sommelier. One could say he prefers spitting to gagging. He served nineteen years as a sommelier in Los Angeles, and was twice named Sommelier of the Year by the California Restaurant Writers Association, primarily because he was unbeatable in the swimsuit competition. He also serves as a professional wine judge in many formerly prestigious competitions. He is one of only one HoseMaster of Wine in the world and writes a monthly satirical column for timatkin.com

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Matt Walls

Matt Walls began working in drinks selling super strength lager and fags in an off-licence. Since then, he has worked for big chains, small independents and everything in between. He now spends most of his time writing about wine, contributing to consumer and trade publications and timatkin.com. His first book, Drink Me: How to choose, taste and enjoy wine, won the Newcomer of the Year at the 2013 Fortnum & Mason Awards. He also advises restaurants, hosts tastings, runs training courses and is a judge for the International Wine Challenge and Decanter. Matt covers the Rhône for timatkin.com.

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Andrea Frost

Andrea Frost is a wine writer whose work has been described as “more like an evening with a particularly erudite and witty dinner companion than a class at the local wine school”. She wrote a monthly column for timatkin.com for three years between 2015 and December 2017. Andrea has received several awards for her writing including the 2013 Wine Communicators of Australia Wine Communicator of the Year, Best Wine Publication for her book Through A Sparkling Glass and a shortlist in the 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Writing awards.   T: @andreajfrost

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Robert Joseph

Robert Joseph attributes his offbeat view of the wine world to a history that includes co-founding Wine Intl magazine and the International Wine Challenge (and running it in places like Russia, China and Vietnam), writing the Sunday Telegraph wine column and two dozen books. Today, he’s editor at large of Meininger’s Wine Business Intl, produces le Grand Noir wines in France and creates innovative wine marketing concepts at DoILikeIt.

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Henry Jeffreys

Henry Jeffreys is a writer from London. He writes regularly for the Spectator, the Guardian and Food & Wine, and has appeared on the Food Program and Broadcasting House on Radio 4. He is the author of Empire of Booze: British History through the Bottom of a Glass, winner of Fortnum & Mason debut drink book 2017, and The Home Bar.

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Peter Pharos

Peter Pharos likes to drink, talk and write about the wines of Greece and Italy. He writes a bimonthly column, either covering Greek and Italian wine or discussing vinous matters from an oenophile's perspective.

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Simon Woolf

Simon Woolf is a wine and food enthusiast based in London and Austria. His blog www.themorningclaret.com chronicles those parts of the wine world less well travelled, with a particular focus on smaller producers who use organic, biodynamic or natural wine-making methods. Simon is a columnist for palatepress.com and timatkin.com

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Sarah Abbott MW

Sarah has worked in the wine trade for 16 years. Her day job is being the Director of 'Swirl', a wine marketing, education and events company she founded in 2006. Every day, in her work, she looks for the stories in every bottle. And then it's her joyful mission to share them. She covers Alsace for timatkin.com, and also writes the odd extended musing on other areas, particularly Bordeaux. Sarah is much in demand as a professional palate and is a panel chair at the International Wine Challenge. 

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Christy Canterbury MW

Christy Canterbury MW is a Brooklyn-based journalist, speaker and judge. She also writes for Decanter, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Searcher (among others). In 2014, she was short-listed for the Roederer Award of Online Wine Communicator of the Year. Her recent and upcoming speaking appearances include Chief Wine Officer events, ProWein, VinExpo and TEXSOM. A shopping fanatic, Christy previously guided beverage programs across the US for Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group and around the globe for Culinary Concepts by Jean-Georges Vongerichten. She also directed wine purchasing at New York’s Italian Wine Merchants and Zachy’s. Christy covers the US market for timatkin.com.

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Natasha Hughes MW

After several false starts as a caterer, film runner and book editor, Natasha Hughes stumbled into a career as a wine writer, educator and consultant by accident a dozen years ago. She still can't believe that she makes her living from travelling to some of the world's most beautiful places in order to eat delicious meals and taste an incredibly diverse range of wines.

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Celia Bryan-Brown

Celia has never judged a competition, spoken at a conference or won an award. No one is clamouring for her professional palate. She's never been a sommelier - or even been trusted to serve drinks in her waitress days given a nasty habit of dropping trays of G&Ts. She's not an MW, and has no plans to be; the diploma is bad enough. Her 9-5 is content creation for food, drink and lifestyle brands and publications, which happily involves a large proportion of time spent on Instagram. Her sole credentials? Surviving half a decade with Majestic Wine and drinking more than is medically recommended for someone of her size.

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The Secret Wine Merchant

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Brian Miller

Brian Miller is a past president of The Wine Service Guild of Australia, council member of the Society of Wine Education, marketing manager for small, medium and large wine companies and an award-winning public speaker. He lectures and writes occasionally, eccentrically and erratically on wine matters, wine marketing and wine culture.

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Rod Smith MW

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Victor de la Serna

Victor de la Serna (Madrid, 1947) is a columnist and former Deputy Editor for El Mundo, a national newspaper in Madrid. He graduated from the School of Journalism at Columbia University in New York in 1973. He is a member of the International Wine Academy and of Spain's Royal Academy of Gastronomy. He has won Spain's National Gastronomy Award three times. In 1998 he created a small wine estate, Finca Sandoval, in southeast Spain, included by French writers Michel Bettane and Thierry Desseauve in their book, 'The World's Greatest Wines'. Victor covers Spain for timatkin.com

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Michael Edwards

After Bar studies at Gray's Inn, Michael escaped to a life in wine & food. Living in France in the '70s, he represented Bordeaux and Burgundy producers who are now household names. Also a restaurant scout with Egon Ronay for 40 years, since the 90s  Michael has been a journalist specializing in Champagne and the author of two award-winning books on the best bubbles. He writes regularly for The World of Fine Wine & The Drinks Business. Michael covers Champagne and other sparkling wines for timatkin.com. 

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Miquel Hudin

Miquel Hudin is a wine writer originally from California, now living in Catalunya, Spain. His career in wine started at one of the oldest cellars in Napa Valley, followed by working for Central European and Italian wine importers, during which he founded the Vinologue series of wine reference books. In addition to publishing the website Hudin.com and judging wine competitions around the world, he regularly contributes to a smattering of magazines both in print and online. He concentrates mainly on the wines of Spain as well as Southern France, the Balkans, and Caucasus, having published a highly-regarded guide to the wines of the Republic of Georgia. He was has been awarded a number of prizes including: Best Drink Writer of...

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Felicity Carter

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Chris Losh

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Tom Stevenson

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The Secret Winemaker

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Tessa Segal

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Jim Budd

Born in a great vintage (and it wasn't 1961), Jim swopped teaching for wine writing in 1988. His greatest passion is the Loire Valley, which he covers for timatkin.com, spending three months there each year, including vintage time. He is also an award-winning investigative journalist, who looks at scams, particularly wine investment scams on his own site, investdrinks.org. He also contributes to Decanter and has been the editor of Circle Update since 1991. Jim was the IWC's Personality of the Year in 2012.  

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Ronald Atkin

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Christina Rasmussen

Christina Rasmussen is a London-based wine journalist. She writes about wines that act as windows to their environment, and has a specific focus on farming and ampelography. She freelances for various publications, namely The Buyer (UK), Sprudge (US) and recently wrote two chapters for Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails book. All of her musings can be found on her website, www.christinarasmussen.co

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Joelle Thomson

When she graduated in journalism from Wellington Polytechnic in 1989, Joelle Thomson wanted to write lifestyle stories, but it took another two years, a relationship with a chef and a stint as a flambé waitress in the Shetland Islands to join the obvious dots: become a wine writer. Her first wine column was in 1994. She has written 14 wine books in New Zealand and writes a wine column for The Dominion Post. She also edits Drinksbiz, tutors WSET, writes for Tim Atkin and adores Riesling.

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Randall Grahm

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Giles Cooke MW

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Nicolle Croft

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Anna Greenhous

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Jamie Goode

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Mark Andrew

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Wojciech Bonkowski

Wojciech Bońkowski has written about wine in Polish and English since 1999. He authored Poland’s first wine book, The Wines of Europe (3 editions, 2003–8) and in 2012, launched leading wine website Winicjatywa. He blogs in English at www.polishwineguide.com where he also writes about tea, his other passion. He specialises in the wines of Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe. And he actually has another life in which he researches 19th-century music. Wojciech covers northern Italy (excluding Tuscany) for timatkin.com

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