Yves Desmaris MS

Yves Desmaris MS Originally from Lyon Yves Desmaris MS moved to the Rhône valley with his family when he was 7 years old. His career in wine started at the…

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…

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…

Victoria Di Muccio

Victoria Di Muccio Victoria Di Muccio began her career in the wine industry after discovering a love of wine while living in Madrid. She spent seven years in London with…

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…

Ruth Spivey

Ruth Spivey Ruth Spivey has spent the last seven years working in food and wine in London following a ten year career as a fashion model living and working all…

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…

Luis Capitao

Luis Capitao Luis Capitao is a California-based wine industry veteran and international wine consultant. Former roles have included advising Eastern European wineries and government associations on export strategies, a ten-year…

Rémi Cousin

Rémi Cousin Originally from France, Rémi Cousin moved to the UK in 2004 to work with Hotel du Vin. In 2008, he joined Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin-starred The Fat Duck…