<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f1b-Giles_MacDonongh.jpg"><h2>Giles MacDonongh.jpg<\/h2>Giles MacDonogh has been writing for various international newspapers and magazines and broadcasting on the radio and on television since 1985. He is also the author of fourteen books which have been translated into nine languages. Four of these are about wine in general, and two of them are about Austrian wine which he helped rescue from the doldrums after 1985. Giles is currently writing a history of modern Germany.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f19-Anthony_Barne_MW.jpg"><h2>Anthony Barne MW.jpg<\/h2>Anthony Barne joined the Wine Trade from the Army in 1978, having taken advantage of the endless possibilities for wine tasting during his posting to Gibraltar. He learned his craft in a wine shop in Tunbridge Wells, escaping to Burgundy to work at the Domaine Th\u00c3\u00a9nard and, subsequently, at Seppelt\u00e2\u0080\u0099s in South Australia. His career until 1992 was in mail order and wine buying, first with Hicks & Don, where he passed the Master of Wine exam in 1985, and for whom he still acts as buying consultant, and then Harveys of Bristol. Since then he has been a wine auctioneer, currently working for Bonhams in London as UK Head of Wine, where his main pre-occupation is with the classic wine regions of France, Vintage Port and Madeira, although he has many other interests, including Austria, Germany, Tokaji and Australia.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f1a-Gearoid_Devaney_MS.jpg"><h2>Gearoid Devaney MS.jpg<\/h2>Gearoid Devaney MS is currently working for Flint wines, an independent merchant based in London. He was voted UK Sommelier of the Year 2008, Restaurant magazine\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Sommelier of the Year 2007 and is now a Master Sommelier. He was Head Sommelier at London\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Capital Hotel and has additionally worked at London\u00e2\u0080\u0099s l'Oranger and the three-Michelin starred Pierre Gagnaire in Paris. In 2003 he assisted Tom Aikens open his signature restaurant and was part of the team instrumental in the restaurant winning a Michelin star.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f1d-Mark_Savage_MW.jpg"><h2>Mark Savage MW.jpg<\/h2>Mark Savage MW was born in Uganda and classically educated at Oxford where he was also president of the university\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Wine Circle. He gained early wine trade experience with Mo\u00c3\u00abt & Chandon, Harrods, O.W.Loeb, and Tanners and, in 1975, was awarded The Vintners Scholarship and won the Ruinart Champagne Bursary to research the wine industry of the US Pacific Northwest. He then went on to pass his MW in 1980. He is the owner and MD of Savage Selection, a company which imports wines from small family estates in 16 countries. He is also the author of The Red Wines of Burgundy and occasional contributes to various wine journals, including The World of Fine Wine.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f1c-Jason_Turner.jpg"><h2>Jason Turner.jpg<\/h2>Jason Turner first joined the wine trade in 1997, working part-time for Sainsbury's in the Beers, Wines & Spirits department. After graduating with a degree in History and Modern Languages, Jason found his passion was in wine and moved to Austria in 2002 to join Wein & Co, the country\u00e2\u0080\u0099s leading fine wine retail chain. In 2009, Jason turned to self-employment and founded his own wine event, consultancy and translation company, JST Wine, and he continues to teach at the Austrian Weinakademie. Jason is a specialist of Austrian and German wines, and is additionally interested in the wines of South-Eastern Europe and Turkey. Jason is currently studying for his MW.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f1e-Nigel_Blundell.jpg"><h2>Nigel Blundell.jpg<\/h2>Nigel Blundell is a former chairman of Siegel Wine Agencies, and now sells and consults for Awin Barratt Siegel. He has been UK agent for several 'Masters of Riesling' including Dr Loosen, Donnhoff, Gunderloch, Leitz and JL Wolf for 28 years. Nigel started in the wine trade at JJ Norman of Exeter at the end of 1959, which subsequently \u00e2\u0080\u009cwent out of business soon after he left\u00e2\u0080\u009d, an occurrence common to all the companies he has worked for with the exception of Fortnum & Mason. Nigel continues working \u00e2\u0080\u009cto pay for his yacht\u00e2\u0080\u009d.