<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f4f-Angela_Muir_MW_.jpg"><h2>Angela Muir MW .jpg<\/h2>Angela Muir MW started her career with John Harvey & Sons of Bristol, shortly after leaving Bristol University with a degree in Politics and Economics. She then joined Grants of St James's and Victoria Wine as a Buyer. In 1988 Angela set up her own prize-winning wine shop and school which she followed up with Cellarworld International, a wine consultancy, and Cellarworld Argentina in 2002. Angela also lectures in French, English and Spanish on wine production and the UK market. She is an MW of more than 30 years' standing, a past chairman of the MW Education Committee, and past president of the Wine and Spirit Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f50-Clement_Robert.jpg"><h2>Clement Robert.jpg<\/h2>Cl\u00c3\u00a9ment Robert started his wine career from an early age, attending the catering school in Le Touquet. At the age of 18 he moved to Angers to take his sommelier degree. After a spell as trainee sommelier at a Michelin starred restaurant in the Loire, Cl\u00c3\u00a9ment moved to England in 2006 where became Assistant Head Sommelier of the Hotel Du Vin Brighton, before becoming Head Sommelier of the Hotel Du Vin Cambridge. In 2009 he joined Summer Lodge Hotel as Assistant Sommelier to Eric Zwiebel MS. In 2009 Cl\u00c3\u00a9ment won the Cha\u00c3\u00aene des R\u00c3\u00b4tisseurs International Young Sommelier of the Year competition. He is currently Head Sommelier \/ Wine Buyer at Medlar and is studying for his Master Sommelier.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f54-Igor_Sotric.jpg"><h2>Igor Sotric.jpg<\/h2>Igor Sotric moved to the UK and entered the wine industry 15 years ago after graduating with a degree in Microbiology. Qualified to WSET Diploma level, he is Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer at China Tang at the Dorchester. His prior experience has also been with Asian restaurants including the Cocoon and the St Martins Lane Hotel. Igor also acts as consultant to several restaurants.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f55-Isa_Bal_MS.jpg"><h2>Isa Bal MS.jpg<\/h2>Isa Bal MS has been the head Sommelier at The Fat Duck in Bray for the past five years. He is a Master Sommelier and in 2008 he won the title of the Association de la Sommellerie Internationale (A.S.I.) Best Sommelier of Europe. When not immersed in wine, Isa enjoys being outdoors, taking every opportunity to either paint or shoot.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f56-Luis_Capitao.jpg"><h2>Luis Capitao.jpg<\/h2>Luis Capitao is a California-based wine industry veteran and international wine consultant. Former roles have included advising Eastern European wineries and government associations on export strategies, a ten-year period in strategic marketing with Constellation Wines U.S., and a tenure as Marketing Director of WJ Deutsch and Sons, Inc during which time he successfully rolled out Yellow Tail in the US. Luis holds an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a BA in economics from Rutgers University. He is currently Managing Partner of Touchstone Wines, a sales and marketing firm working with foreign wineries, which he co-founded.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f57-Magandeep_Singh.jpg"><h2>Magandeep Singh.jpg<\/h2>Magandeep Singh is India\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first French-qualified sommelier and professional wine taster. Since qualifying about ten years ago, Magandeep has worked in India where he consults via his company Wi-Not Beverage Solutions. He is also an established freelance wine, food, travel, and lifestyle writer with regular columns in several national newspapers and magazines, and he has conducted wine training workshops across India for the most prestigious on- and off-trade establishments. He is the author of Wine Wisdom which is now in its third edition and was awarded the Silver Medal at the World Gourmand Awards as an educational reference. Magandeep and his Wi-Not partners recently inaugurated India\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first ever accredited wine school, the \u00e2\u0080\u0098Institute of Wine + Beverage Studies\u00e2\u0080\u0099, in New Delhi.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f58-Robert_Gorjak.jpg"><h2>Robert Gorjak.jpg<\/h2>Robert Gorjak lives near Ljubljana, Slovenia, and has written about wine since 1994. Beside regular contributions to Slovenian periodicals, he is a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Wine and The World Atlas of Wine. He is the author of Wine guide \u00e2\u0080\u0093 Slovenia 2012. A regular judge in national and international wine competitions, he and his wife founded Slovenia\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first wine school, Belvin, in 2002.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f51-Darrel_Joseph_.jpg"><h2>Darrel Joseph .jpg<\/h2>Darrel Joseph is based in Vienna and began writing about the wines of Central, Eastern and south eastern Europe in 1995, after Hungary\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Tokaji, and the Gr\u00c3\u00bcner Veltliner and Riesling from Austria captured his palate. Since then he has broadened his scope to include the wines of Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, Georgia, Russia and beyond. His writing has appeared in Decanter, Wine Spectator, Wine Business International and Harpers Wine & Spirit, and he has also contributed to Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Guide and wein-pur's Best of Austria and Guide to Gr\u00c3\u00bcner Veltliner. He was the English language editor to L\u00c3\u00a1szlo Alkonyi\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Tokaj, The Wine of Freedom. In addition to his writing, Joseph conducts wine tastings and seminars internationally and translates a wide range of wine texts from German to English.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f52-David_Bird_MW.jpg"><h2>David Bird MW.jpg<\/h2>David Bird MW started his working life as an analytical chemist for Colmans of Norwich. A promotion to Quality Control Manager of the new wine department in 1973 sparked a huge interest in wine and led to him passing the MW, winning the Tim Derouet Award and becoming a Chartered Chemist all in 1981. He was instrumental in the development of the bag-in-box whilst working for Stowells of Chelsea as Quality Assurance Manager. David set up his own consultancy in 1994 to provide a service of quality management to ISO9001 and wine production audits around Europe. David is also the author of Understanding Wine Technology, first published in 2000 and republished in 2010. He is past chairman of the Technical Committee of the WSTA and is Technical Advisor to The Wine Society and to the Royal Tokaji Wine Company.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f53-Dimitar_Nikolov.jpg"><h2>Dimitar Nikolov.jpg<\/h2>Dimitar Nikolov is a Bulgarian sommelier, wine buyer and taster. He possesses twelve years\u00e2\u0080\u0099 experience in the hospitality industry and has worked in Bulgaria, the UAE and the USA. In 2004, Dimitar decided to focus his career to work only in wine, so commenced his formal studies at the International Sommelier Guild in Chicago and continued with the WSET, where is is currently studying for the Diploma. His future goal is the Master of Wine course. Past wine experience has included various sommelier positions in the USA and Bulgaria, and positions as Wine Buyer and Wine Category Manager in Bulgaria and Russia respectively. Dimitar has also been a judge for Bulgaria\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Vinaria for two consecutive years.