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Occasional contributors


Hamish Marrett-Crosby


  Hamish writes on wine, food and travel, but has a background in the wine trade. In the early 70s he worked in London before moving to Jersey to start his own wine company. Hamish spent the next 12 years reporting for BBC Radio Jersey and writing on wine for the Evening Post and Jersey Now. Hamish appears regularly on BBC radio Jersey.


Wink Lorch


  Wink has contributed to numerous books and in 2007 launched www.winetravelguides.com 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.


Becky-Sue Epstein


  Becky is a wine and food writer with a passion for aperitif and after-dinner wines. Now based on the East Coast of the United States, Becky began her writing career in n Los Angeles as restaurant critic for the LA Times in the 1980's and 90's. Since then she has made her living as a freelance writer in the Wine Spectator and Food & Wine magazines.


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.

Jane Anson
Jane is a wine writer living in Bordeaux who publishes
newbordeaux.com.

Richard Mayson
Richard is the author of
Port and the Douro and The Wines and Vineyards of Portugal.

Melvyn Cran
Melvyn is a wine writer, wine educator and ceramic artist.

Andy Cook
Andy graduated in oenology and is now a winemaker in the South of France.

Phillippe Boucheron
Philippe Boucheron is much in demand as a writer, broadcaster and after-dinner speaker.
Neal Martin
Neal worked in the fine wine trade and now writes for eRobertParker and the Wine Advocate.
Andrew Stevenson
An ancient historian by training, Andrew says "Life is too short to drink bad wine".
John Holmes
John Holmes worked in the wine retailing sector before moving to the USA.
Patrick Hilyer
Restaurateur Patrick is writing his first book on staying in the Châteaux of France.
Nick Sweet
Nick lives in France and specialise in wine tastings, workshops, and seminars.
Wojciech Bokowski, a.k.a. "Nerval"
Nerval co-wrote the first Polish wine guide.
David Pearce
David ran a specialist Australian wine retail business and has a passion for Australian reds.
Phil Shorten
An Australia who call's London home, Phil is also an ardent fan of real ale and Islay malts.
Stephen Pickles
Stephen is a wine lover living in Scotland and working there and in Provence.
Jim Budd
Jim is an award-winning author and runs Investdrinks.org.
Richard Bray
Richard Bray, an American in Scotland, helps run Luvians Bottleshop.
Matthew Day
Matt was awarded the title of Young Wine Writer of the Year in 2002.
Bill Nanson
Bill is a Yorkshire man, now based in Switzerland, with a 'Burgundy Habit' .
Joel Hopwood
Joel spent several years in the wine business, as wine buyer.
Roy Hersh
Roy Hersh is a regular correspondent on wine-pages UK Wine Forum.

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