See below to meet the judging panel for the Decanter Retailer Awards 2015.

There were five judges for the Decanter Retailer Awards 2015, all wine experts but all with different kinds of experience. See them here:

Peter Richards MW, Decanter Retailer Awards

Peter Richards MW


Peter Richards MW is chair of the Decanter Retailer Awards. He is a wine writer and a broadcaster and was also regional chair for Chile the Decanter World Wine Awards 2015. He wrote the book Wines of Chile.


Christelle Guibert, Decanter Retailer Awards

Christelle Guibert


Christelle Guibert is Decanter’s tastings director. She has worked in wine for more than 20 years.


Allan Cheesman, Decanter Retailer Awards

Allan Cheesman


Allan Cheesman is a 40-year veteran of the UK wine industry and the former wine director of Sainsbury’s. He is now a consultant and non-executive director.


Stephen Brook, Decanter Retailer Awards

Stephen Brook


Stephen Brook is a Decanter contributing editor. He has won multiple awards as an author and wine writer.


Matt Walls, Decanter Retailer Awards

Matt Walls


Matt Walls is a wine writer, author and Decanter contributor, with aparticular interest in the Rhone. He is also editor of the London Wine Guide app.