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…

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…

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…

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…

Fabio Giavedoni DWWA Judge

Fabio Giavedoni Born in Friuli and currently Bologna-based, Fabio Giavedoni has grown his passion for wine since he was young, as is common with most of his fellow Friulians. After…