Michael Hill-Smith MW

Michael Hill Smith MW Michael Hill Smith MW is a Co-Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). For the 2019 DWWA, Co-Chairs will oversee all the Regional Chairs and judges and settle any…

Sarah Jane Evans MW

Sarah Jane Evans MW Sarah Jane Evans MW is a Co-Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). For the 2019 DWWA, Co-Chairs will oversee all the Regional Chairs and judges and…

Andrew Jefford

Andrew Jefford Andrew Jefford is a Co-Chair at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA). For the 2019 DWWA, Co-Chairs will oversee all the Regional Chairs and judges and settle any discrepancies over…

Rebecca Palmer

Rebecca Palmer Rebecca Palmer is associate director and buyer for Corney & Barrow Ltd based in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. As head of commercial buying, she is responsible for…

DWWA regional chair: Richard Juhlin

Richard Juhlin is the author of seven books on Champagne and a freelance writer contributing to magazines including Spectacle du Monde, La Revue de Champagne and Wine International. He also…

DWWA Regional Chair: Jasper Morris MW

A regular international lecturer on Pinot Noir and Burgundy, Morris also writes about the latter for Decanter and The World of Fine Wine, as well as being responsible for all the…

Lynne Sherriff MW

Lynne Sherriff MW Originally trained in hotel management, Lynne Sherriff MW’s interest in wine grew through her studies and lead to her gaining diplomas in cellar technology in Stellenbosch, and…

Daniele Cernilli

Daniele Cernilli Born in Rome, Daniele Cernilli graduated in 1980 with a Masters in Philosophy. After few years of teaching history and literature, he decided to make his love for…

Jane MacQuitty

Jane MacQuitty Jane MacQuitty is a wine writer, author, judge and commentator. She started her career as wine and food correspondent for House & Garden magazine, followed by two years…

Maxime Walkowiak

Maxime Walkowiak Maxime Walkowiak is head sommelier at The Waterside Inn in Bray in the south of England. Hailing from France, he discovered his passion for wine at the age…

Simon Thorpe MW

Simon Thorpe MW Simon Thorpe MW started his career in the wine industry back in 1988 and has worked for such varied companies as Fortnum and Mason, Waitrose, Constellation and…

Andrea Briccarello

Andrea Briccarello Andrea Briccarello is Galvin’s restaurants wine buyer, the winner of Best Wine List at the National Restaurant Awards 2011.  He was previously group sommelier and wine buyer for…

Laura Rhys MS

Laura Rhys MS Laura Rhys MS started her wine career in 2004 after gaining a degree in hospitality from college and taking a WSET course, which led her to focus…

Alessandro Marchesan

Alessandro Marchesan Alessandro Marchesan started his career in the hospitality business as a bartender and waiter in his hometown of Venice, working in various local restaurants including the Cipriani Hotel.…

Phil Crozier

Phil Crozier Phil Crozier is director of wine at Gaucho restaurants. He oversees the wine list and purchasing of both Gaucho, who have 16 restaurants, and Cau, Gaucho’s other fast…