Daniele Cernilli

Daniele Cernilli Born in Rome, Daniele Cernilli graduated in 1980 with a Masters in Philosophy. After few years of teaching history and literature, he decided to make his love for…

Cristina Alcalá

Cristina Alcalá Cristina Alcalá is a qualified sommelier, wine consultant and taster based in Spain. Holding degrees in sociology, human resources, a master’s in viticulture and enology, and a sommelier diploma,…

Jane MacQuitty

Jane MacQuitty Jane MacQuitty is a wine writer, author, judge and commentator. She started her career as wine and food correspondent for House & Garden magazine, followed by two years…

Maxime Walkowiak

Maxime Walkowiak Maxime Walkowiak is head sommelier at The Waterside Inn in Bray in the south of England. Hailing from France, he discovered his passion for wine at the age…

Simon Thorpe MW

Simon Thorpe MW Simon Thorpe MW started his career in the wine industry back in 1988 and has worked for such varied companies as Fortnum and Mason, Waitrose, Constellation and…

Andrea Briccarello

Andrea Briccarello Andrea Briccarello is Galvin’s restaurants wine buyer, the winner of Best Wine List at the National Restaurant Awards 2011.  He was previously group sommelier and wine buyer for…

Laura Rhys MS

Laura Rhys MS Laura Rhys MS started her wine career in 2004 after gaining a degree in hospitality from college and taking a WSET course, which led her to focus…

Alessandro Marchesan

Alessandro Marchesan Alessandro Marchesan started his career in the hospitality business as a bartender and waiter in his hometown of Venice, working in various local restaurants including the Cipriani Hotel.…

Phil Crozier

Phil Crozier Phil Crozier is director of wine at Gaucho restaurants. He oversees the wine list and purchasing of both Gaucho, who have 16 restaurants, and Cau, Gaucho’s other fast…

Danny Cameron

Danny Cameron Danny Cameron started his career in hospitality at London’s Café Royal, went on to lead an eight sommelier team at The Old Course in St Andrews, and then…

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown Driven by the desire to highlight New Zealand’s most unique producers, Melanie Brown has been in the UK for more than 10 years. She joined the team at…

Sara Bachiorri

Sara Bachiorri Born in Perugia, Italy, Sara Bachiorri didn’t initally consider a career in wine, despite her grandfather owning a vineyard and making a sweet red sparkling wine from Canaiolo.…

Rebecca Palmer

Rebecca Palmer Rebecca Palmer is associate director and buyer for the Corney & Barrow Group based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. As head of commercial buying, she is responsible…

Nicolas Clerc MS

Nicolas Clerc MS Nicolas Clerc MS has been working with Fields, Morris and Verdin since 2014 as an account manager and previously worked in the restaurant industry for 14 years.…