<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f60-Tom_Stevenson.jpg"><h2>Tom Stevenson.jpg<\/h2>Tom Stevenson has over 35 years 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 The Sotheby\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Wine Encyclopedia, 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.<\/font><img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f5e-Michael_Edwards.jpg"><h2>Michael Edwards.jpg<\/h2>Michael Edwards originally trained in Law, reading the Bar at Gray's Inn, London, before joining Laytons in 1968. During the seventies, he represented several top estates in Burgundy and Alsace. Michael has also been a restaurant reviewer and is a former chief inspector of the Egon Ronay Guide. During his 20 years as a freelance writer, Michael has specialized in Champagne and gastronomy. For his most recent book The Finest Wines of Champagne, Michael won the Louis Roederer award for the International Wine Book of the year 2010. His new blog, www.michaelbulles.blogspot.com, ranges well beyond Champagne.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f5f-Sue_Daniels.jpg"><h2>Sue Daniels.jpg<\/h2>Sue Daniels is Marks & Spencer's Champagne\/Sparkling, Fortified, Portuguese, English, South African and Burgundian winemaker. She has looked after sparkling and fortified wines for Marks and Spencer since 1999. Sue is currently studying for her Master of Wine while simultaneously bringing up three children.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f61-Tony_Jordan.jpg"><h2>Tony Jordan.jpg<\/h2>Dr Tony Jordan\u00e2\u0080\u0099s early career spanned scientific research,lecturing in Oenology at Charles Sturt University and winemaking consulting as a partner in Oenotec Pty Ltd. Tony then joined the Mo\u00c3\u00abt Hennessy group, first as Managing Director \/ Winemaker for Domaine Chandon Australia and from 2003 as CEO of Domaine Chandon Australia, Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay NZ. After 21 successful years, Tony revived Oenotec Pty Ltd in 2008 and currently consults on winemaking, viticulture and wine business to wine companies in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, China and India. He is also a board member of the Wine Australia Corporation and a past President of the Yarra Valley Wine Growers Association and of the Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology. In his spare time he looks after his small Yarra Valley vineyard and mini arboretum and enjoys travel,walking as well as a wine or two.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2014\/06\/000002f59-Antony_Moss_MW.jpg"><h2><\/h2><img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f5a-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\/000002f5b-Dee_Blackstock_MW.jpg"><h2>Dee Blackstock MW.jpg<\/h2>Dee Blackstock MW began her career in the wine trade in 1984 through Gerard Harris Wines in Aston Clinton, the wine side of the Bell Inn. She joined Waitrose in 1991 and passed the MW exam at the first attempt in 1992, securing a bursary scholarship for the Marketing paper. She then went on to study for the Institute of Grocery Distribution Diploma and was awarded a scholarship for overall marks by Safeway Supermarkets. She has been made a Chevalier de l'Ordre du M\u00c3\u00a9rite Agricole in recognition of her services to French wine in her buying role. Dee sits on the Wine Committee for Government Hospitality to help select wines for visiting Heads of State and other dignitaries.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f5c-Essi_Avellan_MW.jpg"><h2>Essi Avellan MW.jpg<\/h2>Essi Avellan MW is Finland\u00e2\u0080\u0099s first Master of Wine. During her studies she won both the Lily Bollinger Medal for best taster and the Tim Derouet Memorial Award for best overall student. She is currently editor of FINE Champagne magazine and writes for a number of international wine publications. Essi writes a bi-annual wine buying guide for Finnish wine consumers. She is the author of a book on Champagne entitled Matka Champagneen and the co-author of the book 1000 Finest Wines Ever Made.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f5d-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.