This year sees Stephen Brook, a contributing editor to Decanter since 1996, as Regional Chair for Piedmont at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.
Richard Juhlin is the author of seven books on Champagne and a freelance writer contributing to magazines including Spectacle du Monde, La Revue de Champagne and Wine International. He also…
Peter Richards MW A TV presenter with over a decade on flagship BBC1 show Saturday Kitchen, Peter Richards MW has won many awards for his work, and his credits include…
Monty Waldin became the first wine writer to specialise in green issues in the mid-1990s and his first book, The Organic Wine Guide, was published in 1999.
Markus Del Monego MW, who was born in Switzerland and grew up in Germany, holds the title of Best Sommelier of the World 1998.
Howard-Sneyd is now global wine consultant to Direct Wines and founder of The Hive Wine Consulting Limited
Bernard Burtschy writes for l’Avis du Vin, a weekly column in French publication Le Figaro.
Fiona McDonald is a trained news journalist who began her wine journalism career when she helped a friend organise a wine show.
Ferran Centelles is joint Regional Chair for Spain with Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018
Bob Campbell MW is wine editor of NZ Winegrower, Taste magazine and the Air NZ in-flight magazine as well as being New Zealand editor for Gourmet Traveller Wine.
Matt Walls is an award-winning freelance wine writer, author, blogger and consultant, contributing regular articles to Decanter.
Jim Budd moved from education to wine in 1988, and has contributed to Decanter since 1989.
Caro Maurer MW is a wine writer based in Bonn, Germany, with a writing career spanning almost 25 years.
A lawyer by training, Poh Tiong Ch'ng published the world’s first Chinese Bordeaux Guide in 2000.
Nico Manessis is an expert on the wines of his native Greece and the author of three wine books
Pedro Ballesteros Torres MW is joint Regional Chair with Ferran Centelles for Spain at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018
Huon Hooke is joint Regional Chair for Australia with Anthony Rose at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018
Swiss-Italian Paolo Basso, now a wine trader and consultant, won the Best Sommelier of the World 2013.
Jane Hunt MW, with a wine career spanning 40 years, is Regional Chair for Central Italy (excluding Tuscany) at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Caroline Gilby MW is joint Regional Chair with Beth Willard for North, Central and Eastern Europe at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018
Alessandro Torcoli is Regional Chair for Northern Italy (excluding Piedmont & Veneto) at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018
Andy Howard MW became a MW in 2011 and runs his own consultancy business, Vinetrades Ltd, which focuses on education, judging, investment and sourcing.
In 2014, Thierry started to lead the new Alsace Master-level education program for the Wine Scholar Guild.
This year sees Rod Smith MW join the Regional Chair panel, as Regional Chair for Provence at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.
Patricio Tapia is the Regional Chair for Argentina and the rest of South America (excluding Chile) at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.
For the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 Jane Anson will join the Regional Chair panel as Regional Chair for Bordeaux.
Anthony Rose is joint Regional Chair for Australia with Huon Hooke at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.
Richard Baudains was born and bred in Jersey in the Channel Islands and trained to be a teacher of English as a foreign language in order to satisfy his wanderlust.
Beth Willard is joint chair for North, Central & Eastern Europe with Caroline Gilby MW at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.
James Lawther MW is joint Regional Chair with Justin Howard-Sneyd MW for Languedoc-Roussillon at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018