Decanter Retailer Awards 2014: Meet the judges

Meet the Decanter Retailer Awards judges

Meet the 2014 Judges

Joining Chairman Peter Richards MW on the judging panel will be wine industry consultant and ex-Sainsbury’s wine director Allan Cheeman, Decanter’s contributing Editor Stephen Brook, and international tastings director, Christelle Guibert.

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Chairman Peter Richards MW

Wine Expert, BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen

Peter Richards is a Master of Wine and presenter on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen. A familiar presence from his wide-ranging work and engaging, upbeat style, Peter has won many awards for his work and his credits include Sky One, ESPN, The Guardian, ITV1, Radio 4, Times Online and BBC2. Peter is a regular Decanter contributor as well as Chairman of the Retailer Awards and Chile Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards.


Allan Cheesman

Industry Consultant

Allan is a non-executive director and consultant for global wine businesses. He has been in the UK wine trade for 39 years, mainly as trading director at supermarket Sainsbury’s.

Stephen Brook

Contributing Editor, Decanter

Stephen was born in London and worked for many years in publishing before becoming a writer on travel and wine and other topics. His numerous books on wine, especially those on the wines of California and Bordeaux, have won many awards. He has been a contributing editor to Decanter since 1997.

Christelle Guibert

Tastings Director, Decanter

Christelle is Decanter’s international tastings director, in charge of co-ordinating panel tastings, the Decanter World Wine Awards, and the Decanter Asia Wine Awards.

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Written by Emma Salter