<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002ebc-Tom_Stevenson.jpg"><h2>Tom Stevenson.jpg<\/h2>Tom Stevenson has over 35 years\u00e2\u0080\u0099 experience in wine and has specialised in Champagne since 1980. He is the<font class="font5">author of 23 books, which have garnered 32 awards between them, including <\/font><font class="font7">The Sotheby\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Wine Encyclopediaclass, which has sold over 700,000 copies in more than a dozen languages and is used as a standard reference for Master of Wine and Master Sommelier examinations all over the world. Tom has judged at wine competitions in France, Italy, Germany, Greece, Australia and the US.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002eba-Nick_Clarke_MW.jpg"><h2>Nick Clarke MW.jpg<\/h2>Nick Clarke MW joined Hedges & Butler in 1960 rising successfully to the position of Wine Buyer for Bass Charrington. He passed his Master of Wine exams in 1971 and in 1978 joined Henry C Collison, where he became Managing Director in 1981. He then moved to O W Loeb as a Director where he specialised in wine from Alsace among other regions. He currently sources new agencies for Dreyfus Ashby<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002ebb-Panos_Kakaviatos.jpg"><h2>Panos Kakaviatos.jpg<\/h2>Panos Kakaviatos is an American of Greek origin who takes advantage of his base in Strasbourg to regularly visit the great vineyards of France. He writes about wine for various publications, including Decanter and publishes a blog connectionstowine.com. Panos also organises tasting events for wineries he likes and for luxury hotel restaurants in Germany and in the US. Panos is a trained journalist whose day job is as a press attach\u00c3\u00a9 for the Council of Europe. Panos is currently researching to write a book on French wine.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002eb5-Antony_Moss_MW.jpg"><h2>Antony Moss MW.jpg<\/h2>Antony Moss MW entered the wine industry in 1999 as a sales adviser for wine merchant S. H. Jones. Following that he moved to London first to work for Thresher and then Sainsbury's, during which time he also completed his WSET Diploma and earned the Austrian Wine Academy Prize. In 2004 Antony won a place on the Len Evans Tutorial in the Hunter Valley. That year also saw him join the WSET as Research and Development Assistant. He became part of the WSET Senior Management team in 2008 and has overseen the development of the WSET\u00e2\u0080\u0099s educator training program. He has implemented the new WSET Level 2 Award in Wine Service which came about due to research for his MW thesis.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002eb6-Beverley_Blanning_MW.jpg"><h2>Beverley Blanning MW.jpg<\/h2>Beverley Blanning MW is a London-based independent wine journalist and the author of Wine Tasting and Biodynamics in Wine. She is a feature writer and taster for Decanter and a contributor to other publications around the world. Beverley has judged at numerous wine competitions internationally. She is also a presenter and educator for corporate, consumer and trade events, including the Christie's Wine Course. She became a Master of Wine in 2001.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002eb7-Laurent_Chaniac.jpg"><h2>Laurent Chaniac.jpg<\/h2>Laurent Chaniac is food and wine consultant to The Cinnamon Club and Kitchen in London where his expertise in matching wines to Indian cuisine has become very popular. He has been described as a sommelier who \u00e2\u0080\u009chas pioneered some revolutionary ideas on pairing wine with the constantly evolving Indian flavours." He has also worked in various managerial positions with some of London's finest dining experiences for years, including L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon, The Square Restaurant and The Stafford Hotel, all part of the group holding 25 Michelin stars.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002eb9-Margaret_Rand.jpg"><h2>Margaret Rand.jpg<\/h2>Margaret Rand is a past Editor of Wine Magazine, Wine & Spirit International and Whisky Magazine. She now writes for World of Fine Wine, Drinks Business, Decanter, Square Meal and the FT among others, and is General Editor of Hugh Johnson\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Pocket Wine Book. She is the co-author with Oz Clarke of Grapes & Wines, and her latest book, Exploring Wine, will be published by Anova Books when they get round to it.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002eb8-Marcel_Orford_Williams.jpg"><h2>Marcel Orford-Williams.jpg<\/h2>Marcel Orford-Williams joined The Wine Society as a Buyer in 1986 where he has become a specialist for Alsace, Champagne and Southern France, including the Rh\u00c3\u00b4ne, Languedoc-Roussillon, Beaujolais and the South-West. In recognition of his services to French wine, Orford-Williams was made Chevalier de l\u00e2\u0080\u0099Ordre du M\u00c3\u00a9rite Agricole.