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Tom Stevenson

  The world's most respected authority on Champagne and sparkling wine, Tom has picked up over 30 major writing awards. His work includes the World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine, the Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, the Wines of Alsace and the Wine Report annual guide. Tom writes an exclusive column for us, on fizz and much more too.

Rosemary George MW

  Rosemary was one of the first women Masters of Wine, and has written eleven wine books. She contributes to Wine Magazine, Decanter and the Quarterly Review of Wines. She has also co-edited the Which? Wine Guide, and contributes regularly to Oz Clarke's Wine Guides. Rosemary has won both the André Simon and the Glenfiddich award for her writing.

Natasha Hughes

  Natasha is a wine and food writer with over a decade of experience writing for publications such as Decanter and Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine. She judges at international competitions and provides a consultancy service for restaurants and private clients. She is studying for the prestigious Master of Wine qualification and publishes

Stuart Walton

  Stuart has written for BBC Magazines, the European, Food and Travel and has contributed copiously to Wine and Decanter. His books include The World Encyclopedia of Wine, You Heard It Through The Grapevine and Out Of It: a cultural history of intoxication. For wine-pages, Stuart will be writing on controversial issues. Stand by for strong opinion.

Caroline Gilby MW

  Caroline developed a special interest in the wines of the former Eastern Bloc, and regular visits to countries like Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovenia and Hungary. Caroline passed her MW in 1992, and with a PhD in plant sciences, also takes an interest in viticulture and wine science. Caroline contributes to the Oxford Companion to Wine and Decanter.

Richard Woodard

  Richard is a trained news journalist who moved into wine writing with a weekly column in a UK regional daily newspaper. He then spent five years as editor of leading trade magazine Wine & Spirit International, before becoming a freelance drinks writer. He is a regular contributor to a number of titles including The Mail on Sunday's Live magazine.

Hamish Marett-Crosby

  Wine correspondent for the Jersey Post, Hamish broadcasts regularly for BBC Jersey and is a winner of both the Lanson and Glenfiddich awards. For wine-pages, Hamish presents his very personal observations from some of Europe's most delightful destinations. We start with a virtual journey through France, meandering over several instalments.

Becky Sue Epstein

  Becky is a US-based writer who has been covering wine and food for two decades, having begun her career as restaurant critic for the Los Angeles Times. Her expertise includes wine history, aperitif and dessert wines and spirits, fortified wines and Champagne. Becky's column will touch on the US wine scene, but expect a broad range of articles.

Wink Lorch

  Wink has contributed to numerous books and in 2007 launched with more than 40 on-line guides to travelling independently in wine regions in France and other countries. Wink divides her time between London and the French Alps, where she delights in shocking her friends with New World wines.

Vivienne Franks

  Vivienne spent 15 years as Food Buyer for Marks & Spencer, where part of her job was to eat in restaurants, to be aware of food trends and innovate new products. She will review restaurants for wine-pages, and with regular UK and world travel with her food inspector husband, she has plenty of opportunity to sample the great restaurants of the world.

We also have a number of occasional contributors, some of whom will be more regular correspondants on their specialist topics:

occasional contributors (read more)

Neal Martin
fine wine

tasting notes

Jim Budd
wine fraud

David Pearce

Joel Hopwood

Matt Day
wine reports

Philippe Boucheron

John Holmes

Andy Cook
fine wine

Bill Nanson

Phil Shorten

Richard Bray
fine wine

Andrew Stevenson
fine wine

EuroCave UK
Clarence Dillon
Bordeaux WI

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