<?xml version="1.0"?>\n<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f6d-Peter_Richards_MW.jpg"><h2>Peter Richards MW.jpg<\/h2>Peter Richards is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and Master of Wine. A regular wine presenter on BBC1\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Saturday Kitchen, reaching up to 3 million viewers, Peter\u00e2\u0080\u0099s other TV and radio credits include The Food Programme (BBC Radio 4), Market Kitchen (BBC2) and Taste (Sky One). With his wife Susie Barrie MW, Peter recently established Susie & Peter\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Wine School and soon after they were jointly named IWSC Communicators of the Year. Peter is much in demand as a Chilean wine expert; his book The Wines of Chile was shortlisted for the Andr\u00c3\u00a9 Simon Award. You can follow Peter on twitter (@wineschools) and facebook (Susie & Peter).<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f71-Terry_Threlfall.jpg"><h2>Terry Threlfall.jpg<\/h2>Terry Threlfall has been involved in the fine dining industry for 17 years and left his native Vancouver ten years ago to pursue his passion for wine in London. After a stint as Head Sommelier at Richard Corrigan's Lindsay House, he joined Chez Bruce in 2004 as Head Sommelier and Wine Buyer, a position he held until 2010. Terry returned permanently to Vancouver to assume the role of Wine Director at the Hotel Georgia\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Hawksworth Restaurant, one of Canada's most highly anticipated restaurant openings. Throughout his time in London, Terry returned annually to Vancouver as acting sommelier and wine advisor to the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, one of the world's largest consumer-based wine festivals. Terry continues to consults on fine wine and restaurantsin the UK.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f72-Victoria_Stephens_Clarkson.jpg"><h2>Victoria Stephens-Clarkson.jpg<\/h2>Vicki Stephens-Clarkson joined the wine trade in 2000. She worked in sales and buying with numerous wine companies including Lay & Wheeler and Direct Wines, before joining Liberty Wines as Buyer in 2008. She has worked in wineries in France, Australia and Argentina, and speaks French, Spanish and Russian. She specialises in several French regions, as well as South America, and is currently studying for her MW.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f6e-Rebecca_Palmer.jpg"><h2>Rebecca Palmer.jpg<\/h2>Rebecca Palmer is Associate Director and Buyer for the Corney & Barrow Group based in London and Hong Kong. As Head of Commercial Buying, she is responsible for the core portfolio of both Corney & Barrow\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Merchanting and Wine Bars\u00e2\u0080\u0099 businesses, covering all world regions except Bordeaux. Prior to working for Corney & Barrow, Rebecca was a buyer at Direct Wines (Laithwaites), specialising in France and South America. A modern languages graduate, she has worked in the wine trade for over 15 years.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f6f-Richard_Hemming.jpg"><h2>Richard Hemming.jpg<\/h2>Richard Hemming started working in wine retail in 2001. After completing the WSET Diploma in 2007, he went to McLaren Vale and survived the 2008 vintage as a cellar hand. While there, he started writing about his experiences for www.JancisRobinson.com and now writes articles and tasting notes for the site every week. Richard is also drinks writer for Sainsbury\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Magazine and has been published by Decanter, The Drinks Business, Harpers Wine & Spirit, and The World of Fine Wine. Alongside writing, Richard tutors for the London Wine Academy and runs wine dinners at the Bull & Last in Highgate. He has also worked as a viticultural assistant for Gusbourne Estate in Kent and offers cellar consultation services to private clients. Richard was runner-up for the Young Wine Writer Award in 2007 and 2008, and shortlisted for the Louis Roederer Emerging Wine Writer Award 2010. He is currently completing his MW.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f70-Rupert_Pritchett.jpg"><h2>Rupert Pritchett.jpg<\/h2>Rupert Pritchett has spent 15 years in the wine trade, including stints at Victoria Wine and Majestic Wine Warehouses. He worked vintages in the Southern Rh\u00c3\u00b4ne (Gigondas) for Gabriel Meffre and in Margaret River, Western Australia for Capel Vale. On his return from Australia in 2001, Rupert founded multi-awarded merchant Taurus Wines, whose cups have included Chilean Independent Wine Merchant of the Year. For the past three years Richard has been named by the Observer Magazine as one of the 50 "Rising Stars of the Drinks Industry". Rupert has also attended the Ecole des Grandes Maisons d'Alsace, a course run annually for 10 of the UK's top wine-buyers and sommeliers, from which he graduated as top candidate.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f68-Keith_Isaac_MW.jpg"><h2>Keith Isaac MW.jpg<\/h2>Keith Isaac MW is a veteran of Patriarche Wine Agencies, having been with the company since 1987 and appointed General Manager in 1996. Keith read History at Cambridge but was introduced to the world of wine via the University\u00e2\u0080\u0099s wine club wwhere he was a member of the blind wine tasting team. He passed the MW in 1989 and served as Chair of Examination Panel for several years until 2007.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f69-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\/000002f6a-Martin_Lam.jpg"><h2>Martin Lam.jpg<\/h2>Martin Lam opened Le Caprice in 1981 with Chris Corbin and Jeremy King where he worked as Head Chef before joining L'Escargot as Head Chef in 1982. In 1992, he and his wife set up Ransome's Dock, a restaurant renowned to the international wine trade and winner of numerous awards including: the AA Best Wine List 2009, England & Overall; Portuguese Wine Awards 2010 Restaurant of the Year, and Harpers Wine & Spirit European Wine Restaurant of the Year 2010. Martin is also a Mentor of the Academy of Culinary Arts and a member of The Master Chefs of Great Britain. Martin also regularly judges at international wine competitions and trade events.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f6b-Patricia_Langton.jpg"><h2>Patricia Langton.jpg<\/h2>Patricia Langton is a freelance journalist and the former wine editor of Off Licence News. Her website and blog can be found at www.patricialangton.com.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f6c-Paulo_Brammer.jpg"><h2>Paulo Brammer.jpg<\/h2>Paulo Brammer began his wine career in London ten years ago at Bank Aldwych and Just Saint James as Head of Bars. He then moved to become Head Sommelier for the three Michelin star chefs Pourcel brothers at W\u00e2\u0080\u0099Sens. In 2008 he made the move out of fine dining to take on a new challenge as Group Wine Buyer at ETM Group, where he designs wine lists for eight very different sites. Paulo has established the ETM Wine Academy in 2010, a twelve week course based on his WSET Diploma education. Every year Paulo travels to the Languedoc to blend ETM Group\u00e2\u0080\u0099s house wines, hand selecting the best grape varieties in order to create excellent value house wines.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f65-Gerd_Stepp.jpg"><h2>Gerd Stepp.jpg<\/h2>Gerd Stepp\u00e2\u0080\u0099s family has been growing grapes in the Pfalz for generations. He himself has been in the wine trade for 24 years during which time he has worked in Germany, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Italy and the UK. For ten of those years Gerd was a Winemaker for Marks and Spencer. In 2009 Gerd set up a winery at the site of Stepp Family Vineyards where he now makes wine. He also consults on various wine-related matters.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f66-Hctor_Riquelme.jpg"><h2>H\u00c3\u00a9ctor Riquelme.jpg<\/h2>H\u00c3\u00a9ctor Riquelme is the creator of the site www.elcavista.com and Sommelier Consultant for Cuerovaca, Ichiban, Temple and Tierranoble Restaurants. Named the Best Sommelier of Chile from 2005 to 2008, Hector went on to become a semi-finalist in the World\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Best Sommelier Competition in Greece in 2007. Since 2005 is the co-author of Patricio Tapia\u00e2\u0080\u0099s Descorchados Chilean and Argentinian wine guide.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f67-Jean_Louis_Naveilhan.jpg"><h2>Jean-Louis Naveilhan.jpg<\/h2>Jean-Louis Naveilhan is from Provence and graduated with a sommelier diploma from the Wine School of Tain l\u00e2\u0080\u0099Hermitage in the Rh\u00c3\u00b4ne Valley. He is a Certified Sommelier awarded by the International Court of Master Sommeliers and has more than 20 years\u00e2\u0080\u0099 experience in the wine industry. In 2004 Jean-Louis set up the first company in the UK that specialises in importing premium Sake from Japan. As well as consulting for both private and trade customers, Jean-Louis has been working since 2005 as Head Sommelier for Sumosan, a renowned Japanese eatery in Mayfair.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f62-Barry_Dick.jpg"><h2>Barry Dick.jpg<\/h2>Barry Dick holds a degree in Food Science and a postgraduate Diploma in Winemaking from the University of Adelaide, Australia. He has worked several vintages in the Old and New World. He then moved to London to work for Sainsbury\u00e2\u0080\u0099s where he was responsible for the quality of own-brand wines from France, Australia, New Zealand and California as well as the sparkling wine category. He is studying to become a Master of Wine.Barry currently works as a wine industry consultant for wine producers and UK retail. He is studying to become a Master of Wine.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f63-David_Williams.jpg"><h2>David Williams.jpg<\/h2>Freelance wine writer and editor David Williams is the Wine Correspondent of The Observer, the Deputy Editor of The World of Fine Wine and a member of the wine recommendation website, The Wine Gang. A regular contributor to industry magazines such as Imbibe, Restaurant magazine, Harpers, The Wine Merchant and OLN, his work on wine has also appeared in publications as diverse as The Guardian, Time Out and Destination France magazine, where he is the wine columnist. As a book editor, his most recent titles have included the award-winning reference work, The Wine Opus, and The Finest Wines series, which includes books on Bordeaux, Rioja, Burgundy, Germany and California.<img src="http:\/\/www.decanter.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/34\/2012\/05\/000002f64-Dirceu_Vianna_Junior_MW.jpg"><h2>Dirceu Vianna Junior MW.jpg<\/h2>Dirceu Vianna Junior MW, aka Junior, is originally from Brazil where he studied Forest Engineering and Law before moving to London in 1989. He joined the wine trade one year later. In 2008, he became the first South American male Master of Wine and received the Vi\u00c3\u00b1a Errazuriz Award for Excellence in the Business of Wine. Junior is currently the Wine Director at Coe Vintners. He is also a wine educator, technical consultant, a freelance writer, a wine judge, a speaker at several wine events, and he has made appearances in South American radio and television.