Agnès Nemeth Hungary

Editor in chief of VinCE Magazin for 12 years. Founder and editor of, organiser of Hungarian WebWineWriting contest and co-owner of wine tour company.

Alain Desprats France

Directeur Syndicat et Section Interprofessionnelle des vins Côtes de Gascogne depuis 1998

Alain Le May France


Alejandro López Facorro Paadin Spain

Sommelier, trainer and gastronomy and wine journalist with experience as an international taster. Graduated in Industrial Design Engineering and Product Development, he trained in Project Management.

Alessandra Piubello Italy

Journalist, writer and expert wine taster is the editor-in-chief of several magazines (including Queen International and Prince) as well as the author of several books and articles on wine and food tourism both in Italy and abroad. She is the co-editor of the Veronelli Guida Oro I Vini wine guide (the only italian woman with this responsible role – all the other guides have men in the top position – the first to hold this role in the guide’s thirty years of activity, as it was the first wine guide published in Italy) and author for L’Espresso’s Ristoranti d’Italia guide.

Alessandro Rossi Italy

Acheteur chez Partesa

Américo Pereira Portugal

Sommelier, Wine-spirits & Cigar Educator, Hotel School and Food pairing Educator. Distributor of wine and Spirits – Funchal – Madeira

Ana Radkova Petkova – Taseva Bulgaria

Wine expert at METRO Cash & Carry

André Magalhães Portugal

Food and Wine Writer, Wine Passion Magazine Chef/Owner @ A Taberna da Rua das Flores, Lisbon, Portugal

Andrej Martvoň Slovakia

Winemaker at LIMBAVIN

Andrej Sabolčák Czech Republic

Oenologist – Vino Mikulov

Angelique Bayet Belgium

Owner at Les Bouches Rouges

Angelo Concas Italy

Profession: • Master Sommelier wine and food expert taster “International President of Epulae – Experts Academy Master Sommelier Food and Wine Tasters”. • Sensory Analyst of Food and Beverages: non-alcoholic, alcoholic and super alcoholic • Teacher of foo

Ania Smolec Poland

Journalist; Rose dedicated ; wine culture promotor ( wine events for consumers and industry ; enotourism) Own website

Anna Pakula United States

CEO Anna Pakula Consulting
Worldwide Wine Lifestyle Curator. Producer of tailor-made wine trade promotional events. Wine judge, educator, blogger and communicator on the culture of wine. Producer audiovisual projects of the global documentary “The Four Seasons of Winemaking”. Worked with international publications, including Decanter. Owner of ‘’The Culture and Art of Wine” gallery.

Anne Meglioli Italy

Editor in Chief Eno-One, translator (vines and wines), official taster for wine, olive oil, cheese and vinegar (int.l contests and nat.l commissions), FIJEV general secretary (International Federation of Wines and Spirits Journalists and Writers).

Anne Schoendoerffer France

Freelance journalist ans speaker, specialized in wine.

Anne Serres France

Free lance Journalist Terre de Vins V&S News Meininger’s WBI

Anne-Wies Van Oosten Netherlands

Wine&Food Journalist and Consultancy, Owner of, Member of FIJEV, International Wine Judge.

Antonio Lopes Portugal

Wine Guru Anantara Vilamoura

António Sousa Portugal

Enologist at Vinho Verde and Douro Region

Antonio Tomás Palacios García Spain

Enólogo, Laboratorios EXCELL IBÉRICA S.L. Logroño, La Rioja, Dotor en Biologia

Audrey Domenach France

Journalist for magazine Viti, and project manager of

Augustín Mrázik Czech Republic

Wine taster

Bart Voeten Belgium

Importer of wine – Owner of wineshop Karmozijn

Beata Keszler Germany

DipWSET and Wine Marketing Expert

Ben Bernheim United Kingdom

Master of Wine student

Benjamin Loze France

Wine buyer at Vimaco-La Cave Louis Delhaize Group (Cora, S.Match, Delfood)

Benoît Roumet France

Loire wines specialist. Trade France-Japan wines and saké Former Director of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins du Centre

Bert Embrechts Belgium

Wine sommelier

Birte Jantzen France

Independent wine journalist (Bettane & Desseauve, Vigneron Magazine, Der Feinschmecker, Fine Das Weinmagazin, etc…), wine consultant, speaker and educator

Brieux Pierquin Belgium

Wine taster

Carlo Dugo Italy

Carlo Dugo is founder and CEO of Enosis Ltd Co. Representative agency, a company specializing in import and export services of wine, spirits and fortified wines products with high quality standards. Carlo is the Italian ambassador for both Concours Mondial de Bruxelles and Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles.

Chantal Aeby Puerro Switzerland

Former Director Swiss Federation of vine growers (Fédération suisse des vignerons) and General Secretary of the Interprofessional Organization of vine and swiss wine (Interprofession de la vigne et des vins suisses)

Chloé Cazaux Grandpierre France

CEO at SARL C&W Experiences – Saké Sommelier at Otsukimi – Buveurs de Lune

Christian Bauer Austria

Owner of Wein&Kultur, promoting italian wine and food through marketing and sales.

Christian De Winter Belgium

Director at Marche Italiane

Christophe Andrieu France

Chief Editor of Contact Pro , des cavistes & restaurateurs

Cinzia Giunta Italy

Wine Advisor- Export consultant free-lance for italian wineries.

Claudia Marinelli Italy

Wine Blogger Journalist for Slow Wine Guide and 50TopPizza Guide – Agency of wine comunication, DarWine&Food Best FISAR Sommelier 1993

CMB Taster Belgium
Constantin Stergides Greece

Specialised journalist, Editor of Ampelotopi magazine (Le Terroir) and Oenorama fair organizer. Company: VINETUM

Cosmin Popescu Romania

General Director of MURFATLAR ROMANIA

Damien Lassance Luxembourg

Expert vins Président Club Vin sur Vin Cactus Luxembourg

Daniela Dejnega Austria

Journalist at “wein.pur” & “Der Winzer”

Darja Zemljic Slovenia

Editor at Magazine “Kmeckiglas”

Darrel Joseph Austria

Wine Journalist – Judge – Lecturer – Central & Eastern Europe and the Caucasus

David Cobbold United Kingdom

In Vino (SudRadio, France), Regal, Le Bottin Gourmand (magazines, France), (shared blog, French and English), Vins et Vignobles (Canada), Wands (Japan) Sommelier India (Inde), The World of Fine Wine (UK)

David Mádr Czech Republic

Sommelier – MAMA wine shop

Denis Barse France

Wine seller / buyer for thienot France champain and dourthe wine

Denis Meurant Belgium

Sales Manager of VASCO NV/SA

Dennis Doorakkers Netherlands

Independent wine writer. Wine importer of French and Italian wines in the Netherlands. WSET level 3 in wines

Diana Laura Pavelescu Romania

General Secretary of ADAR

Dominika Černohorská Czech Republic

Oenologist – Wine taster – Vinarstvi Plenér

Dusan Brejc Slovenia

Director of Vinska druzba Slovenije d.o.o. (Wine Association of Slovenia)

Eduardo Brethauer Chile

Journalist: Editor at Vitis Magazine

Eleni Blouchou Greece

Certified Trainer of the World of Greek Wine program by Wines of Greece, manager of Greek National Promotional Program on Wine for the Australian market

Ellen Wallace Switzerland

Wine journalist: author of Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wine, Sublime! Swiss Wines, the ultimate guide.

Elsa Fuger Switzerland


Emilia Craveiro Portugal

Sommelier at the restaurant Casa Arménio – Tentúgal

Emily Albers Germany

Ceo at Emily Albers Public Relations International

Emmanuel Boudaric France

International Sales Manager for Independent Stave Company, one of the world class leading manufacturers of barrels for wine and spirits as well as cooperage products

Erik Bartalsky Hungary

Wine merchant

Erik Klein Slovakia

Wine export consultant, Italian wine ambassador certified by Vinitaly International, Sommelier AIS

Evžen Kašpárek Czech Republic

Oenologist & sommelier – Vinice Hnanice

Fabiola Gallegos Rios Mexico

Sommelier by the Escuela Española de Cata, Madrid. WSET Level 3 certificate. Member of the Czech Sommelier Association. International wine judge.

Filip Bodlák Czech Republic

Sommelier and wine merchant

Filip Lutzky Czech Republic

Oenologist at Vinařství Obelisk

Francesco Annibali Italy

Freelance wine journalist

Francis Lerminiaux Belgium

Director of TipWine SARL

Franco Santini Italy

Wine/spirits and food journalist, engineer, project manager, professional taster, passionate about digital marketing & advertising

František Drahonský Czech Republic

Oenologist – Vino Mikulov

Fred Nijhuis Netherlands

Dutch wine writer at Nijhuis Consultancy & Services

Frédéric Arnould Canada

Wine writer at, DipWSET, Wine sommelier

Frederic Fleuri France

Agence Fleurie

Gennaro Convertini Italy

President of Enoteca Regionale Calabrese

Gerasimos Georgopoulos Greece

Wine critic and Consultant Wine educator in “Genius in Gastronomy” school of Sommellier Lecturer in the post graduate degree of oenological departments in various universities Wine Writter at

Gianfranco Cordero Italy

Oenologist at Bi Lab

Gonçalo Mendes Portugal

Sommelier au Land’ Vineyard

Gonçalo Patraquim Portugal

Sommelier and Wine Educator; Professor at Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo de Setúbal and Escola de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril. Wine consultant for restaurants and producers.

Harald Beck Austria

Senior Category Buyer BILLA MERKUR Österreich

Hector Paul Van Boxstael Belgium

Wine Trader: De Wijnbeurs

Henri Chapon France

Master Sommelier, DipWset

Horia Hasnas Romania

wine writer, owner of, wine educator, wine consultant

Ico Salvatore Turra Italy

Commissioner for various Wine competion. Consultant Œnologie and International Accademy of Sensory Analysis

Ingeborg Straetmans Belgium

Owner at Wines & Stories -Taking Pride in Taste -Bulkwines

Ingrid Larmoyeur Netherlands

Wine & spirits educator | wine & food writer @vinissima

Ivana Barta Kovarikova Czech Republic

Publisher of the Revue for Hotel and Restaurant since 1990. International wine judge.

Iveta Weinbergova Czech Republic

Sommelier & sales director at Wine Life

Ivo Dvořák Czech Republic

Vice-president of Czech Sommelier Association, contributor to wine magasines

Jacopo Cossater Italy

Journalist, senior editor at Intravino

Jakub Přibyl Czech Republic


Ján Gajda Slovakia

Oenologist at Vysoke pole Family Winery

Jan Stavek Czech Republic

Œnologist and teacher on wine production

Jana Repová Slovakia

Head of department of senzory analisis and wine tasting certification

Jaroslav Macik Slovakia

Master Oenologist & Viticulture Supervisor. Professional Sommelier. Wine academicer. Marketing & PR in wine business.

Jaroslava Kanuchová Pátková Slovakia

Grape and Wine Producers Union of Slovakia

Jiří Dunovský Czech Republic

Vice-president of Association Czech of wine Tasters, Winemaking Consultant and Wine Merchant

Jiri Gajdos Czech Republic

Wine taster – Weinakademie Österreich Advanced Course – Wines and Spirits International

João Barbosa Portugal

Journaliste at “la Vida Rural”

José Augusto Moreira Portugal

Journalist in dayly newpaper Público, since 27 years.
Writes about wine and gastronomy in the weekly suplment Fugas.

José Miguel Dentinho Portugal

Journalist at Expresso Vinhos

Josef Balik Czech Republic

Leader of courses for the National oenology centre and the Wine academy in Czech Republic

Josef Švéda Czech Republic

Oenologist – Head of production of sparkling wines of company BOHEMIA SEKT, s.r.o.

Josef Valihrach Czech Republic

Oenologist at Josef Valihrach winery. Youngest ever certified member of the Czech Ministry of Agriculture commission for wine evaluation. WSET level 3 holder.

Josep Baeta Ferrer Andorra

Journalist: Director at Abbott & Macallan Publishers, CEO at 2ipico vins wine distributor in andorra Sommelier: Ex-president of the Catalan Association of Sommeliers of Barcelona

Jozef Adamovič Slovakia

Oenologist, managing director Vino Nitra

Julia Kostadinova Bulgaria

Editor-in-chief of the leading wine media in Bulgaria – DiVino. Founder of the competition « The Best Bulgarian Wine of the Year », Involved with the organisation of the forum of the Bulgarian wines – DiVino.Member of the Circle of Wine Writers with hundreds of publications in the Bulgarian and international wine & spirits press, TV shows

Julien Marson Belgium

Key Account Manager Schenk Wines Benelux

Jürgen Mathäß Germany

Meininger editor in chief since 1992 independant wine-writer

Kalliopi Gouollik Greece

CEO at “Wine Lovers”

Kamil Prokeš Czech Republic

Lectuter of winemaking & sommelier at MENDEL´s University. Winner of Czech Sommelier Championchip

Katarina Ďurčanská Slovakia

Editor at Vinič & víno

Katia Iontcheva Bulgaria

DipWSET.Co-author and co-editor of an annual, bilingual wine guide on all Bulgarian wines since 2012.

Kirk Bauer Germany

IHK officially appointed and sworn expert

Knut Schwander Switzerland

Journaliste L’Illustré, Gault&Millau

Kristel Balcaen Belgium

Sommelier and wine writer

Ksenija Matic Croatia

Wine sommelier, CEO of Event Lab communication agency

Lenka Havelkova Czech Republic


Libor Nazarčuk Czech Republic

Sommelier: vice-president Sommeliers Association Czech Republic, Best sommelier of the Czech Republic (2003 – 2005), lecturer The National Wine Centre, Wine Academy Valtice, Wine institute Czech Republic

Loric Gouban France

Sales manager at Tonnellerie Doreau

Lotte Gabrovits Germany

GabrovitsL. Wine Consultings

Louise Hurren United Kingdom

A marketing communications and media relations (PR) consultant whose specialist area is wine. Based in Languedoc (France), I work with winegrowers and wine organisations, helping them promote themselves to English-speaking markets.

Lubomír Dvořáček Czech Republic

Oenologist – Wine taster

Lubos Barta Czech Republic

Editor in Chief GastroPress Publishing Ltd, SOMMELIER magazine

Lucie Šimonová Czech Republic

International wine taster

Ludvík Šlancar Czech Republic

Wine taster – Ludwig Winery Ltd

Luigi Salvo Italy

Wine journalist, official taster of Associazione Italiana Sommelier, director of “”, contributor for the magazines “wine reality”, “tigulliovino”, “wine & spirits”, presents TV programs on wine.

Luis Fernandes Portugal


Luis José López Paadín Spain

Author of the Guide of Wines, Spirits and Wineries of Galicia. Co-author of “Lagares Rupestres”, Contributions for his research. Co-author of “Las Piedras que Vinos”, “Viaje por los Lagares Rupestres de Galicia”. Columnist in several sectorial magazines

Luma Monteiro Brazil

Wine writer and content creator

Marc Barros Portugal

Journalist Revista de Vinhos

Marco Moreira Da Silva Portugal

Journalist at “Jornal de Vinhos”

Marco Rossi Italy

-Brand Manager at TV Wine Sky 815 -Host at Wine Tv Sky 815 -Certified Sommelier -#Untrending comm CoFounder – Podere di Pomaio & Enoteca Pomaio co-founder -Member of the board Strada del Vino ArStrada del Vino Arezzo -Lecturer

Marek Babisz Czech Republic

Head Sommelier of the National Wine Centre, jury member of AWC Vienna, Vinoforum Czech republic and Muvina Prešov Slovakia

Marek Stastny Czech Republic

Mendel University, degree „Agricultural Engineer“; Masaryk university, degree „Magister – law“. General Director Chateau Valtice – Vinné sklepy Valtice

Margarita Levieva Bulgaria

Chief editor of “Loza & Vino” and “BG Land of Wine” Vine & Wine Association

Marie Joanna Roginska Poland

Freelance journalist – Wine consultant

Marie Thomas France

Wine expert

Marin Berovič Slovenia

Enologist: Professor at University of Ljubljana, member of National Wine Control Jury – Journalist: FIJEF Vino, Journal, 5 Stars, Dober tek

Marina Karakonova Bulgaria

Regular author for,

Mark De Backer Belgium

Sommelier Conseil – Writer – Wine Educator

Markus Hungerbuhler Switzerland

Wine professional, wine writer and wine lawyer

Marta Surynova Vitkova Czech Republic

Teacher of wine production. Wine taster.

Martin Kristek Czech Republic

FIJEV member, Organiser of Cuvee Ostrava, Wine writer and founder of K.A.H.A.N. a wine and food appreciation circle

Martin Lehecka Czech Republic

Wine taster

Martin Šmíd Czech Republic

Wine sommelier – Znovín Znojmo

Martina Riel-Salvatore Czech Republic

Head of wine department at MAKRO Cash & Carry

Massimo Marchi Italy

Secretary General at Fisar Sommelier Association

Maurizio Valeriani Italy

Journalist and author, as a food and wine expert, on magazines like: (director),, • Teacher

Mi Yeun Hong South Korea

Wine columnist – South Korea, Sommelier AIS, ONAV

Michaela Kapickova Czech Republic

WSET Level 3 Award in Wines, CEO of Ave Vinum – Moët Hennessy Czech Republic

Michal Setka Czech Republic

Chief Editor of ‘Wine & Degustation’

Mickael Rouyer France


Mihail Druta Moldova, Republic Of

President of Sommelier Association of Republic of Moldova Member of European Sommelier Association.

Mike Mazey Czech Republic

Wine Educator & Winemaking Consultant

Miloš Vidlář Czech Republic

Wine expert, technology adviser

Miranda Beems Netherlands

Owner at Miranda Beems Wine Project

Mireia Bosch Pastor Andorra


Miroslav Fondrk Slovakia

Winemaker at Vinárstvo Miro Fondrk – Wine distributor

Miroslav Musil Czech Republic

Wine taster

Mojmir Baron Czech Republic

Associated professor at MENDEL University. Member of the Union of Oenologists

Mona Haugen-Kind Norway

Wine writer at – Wine sommelier

Morana Petričević Croatia

Wine expert

Nicolas Joss Switzerland

Director Of Swiss Wine Promotion

Nicolas Mahé De Berdouaré Norway


Nicole Vaculik Germany


Nuno Filipe Graça Jorge Portugal

Sommelier Wine Advisor Wine export manager

Olivier Pecheux Belgium

Sommelier Wine buyer Auchan Luxembourg

Ondrej Vesely Czech Republic

Oenologist at Vinařství Nepraš

Paola Pozzoli Italy

Acheteuse chez Eataly

Pascal Jassogne Belgium

Journalist for Avenir

Pascale Guillier Belgium

Wine Trader: Les Vins Brunin Guillier -La cave Saint jacques Tournai, La cave Touquettoise le Touquet Paris Plage ,La cave de Wimereux

Patricia Marques Portugal
Patrick Masbatin France

Wine sommelier

Paul White New Zealand

Writes wine features for World of Fine Wine (UK), SlowFood/SlowWine (It), and Member of CWW and FIJEV.

Pavel Chrást Czech Republic

Wine merchant

Pavel Holub Czech Republic

Oenologist at Vinselekt Michlovský

Pavel Vyskočil Czech Republic

Oenologist – Wine taster

Pawel Gasiorek Poland

Publisher of Czas Wina magazine

Peter De Leeuw Belgium

Wine Trader: Kaapwijn De Leeuw

Peter Schleimer Austria

WSET Diploma Wine Judge Journalist at Vinaria Wine Broker

Petr Čech Czech Republic

Oenologist – Wine taster

Petr Hloušek Czech Republic

Oenologist – Wine taster – Vino S. Stavek

Petr Ptacek Czech Republic

Oenologist – Nove Vinarstvi

Petra Pokorná Czech Republic

Sommelier, sales manager at

Pierre Thomas Switzerland

Pierre Thomas is a Swiss journalist, specialized in wine, for 25 years. Website:

Pietro Palma Italy

Wine sommelier and Champagne ambassador – Italy

Radana Vítková Czech Republic

Víno & Styl, editor-in-chief, publisher

Ralf Kaiser Germany

Blogger, Wine Writer, Photographer

Ramon Roset Spain

Journalist at

Richard Polkoráb Slovakia

Oenologist, winemaker at Villa Vino Rača

Roberto Zironi Italy

Oenology Professor, Università di Udine

Rocco Lettieri Italy

Italy / Switzerland cross-border freelance journalist.
Author of books on Italian regional bread and cheese from Canton Ticino / Switzerland.

Roman Novotny Czech Republic

Co-owner and head sommelier at wine bar Bokova Ambiente

Samuel Grančič Slovakia

Winemaker at Dubovský a Grančič s.r.o.

Sasa Spiranec Croatia

Wine writer, wine judge and wine consultant. Published several books and guides on wines and contribute regular to the leading Croatian magazines and journals as Jutarnji list and Dobra Hrana. Head of Vinolab d.o.o., wine laboratory in Zagreb, Croatia.

Sérgio Antunes Portugal

Sommelier: LOCO Restaurante – “1er Sommelier Best wines”

Sergiu Nedelea Romania

Sommelier, Wine Journalist, Wine Trainer, Eques de Vino O.E.V.E.

Serhat Narsap Turkey

Wine importer and distributor at Sonvino ltd

Sharon Nagel United Kingdom

Freelance journalist and translator

Siniša Lasan Croatia

Advanced Sommelier WSET 3

Sophie Frechède France

Wine communicant

Stanislav Skrobak Czech Republic

Oenologist at Vinařství Škrobák

Stasa Bizjak Slovenia

Editor in chief at The Third Wine

Stefaan Van Den Abeele Belgium

Sommelier Conseil de l’Université of Suze-la-Rousse, Wine and Dine Consultant, Educator of Bordeaux Wine School and Patended Supplier of the Court of Belgium

Stephane Liégeois Belgium

Agence de courtage en vins, S.P.R.L. International Wines Brokers

Stéphane Perrin Portugal

Managing Partner at IVIN Lda Wine Distribution
Diploma of Oenology (University of Bourgogne)

Sylvie Reboul France

Agronomist and Oenologist. Communication manager at Syndicat des vignerons des Côtes du Rhône. Journalist and author.

Thierry Cowez Belgium

Brewer and oenologist – R&D Manager.

Thierry Heins Belgium

Director of Spirits Selection by Concours Mondial de Bruxelles

Thomas Brandl Germany

Wine journalist, Communication Manager,owner of xenos-comm PR Agency and Ambassador CMB for Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe

Tibor Nyitray Czech Republic

President of Czech Grapes and Wine Producers Association Director of Sonberk Winery

Tibor Vittek Slovakia

Editor of

Tomas Bruha Czech Republic


Tomáš Šajgal Slovakia

Sommelier, Weinakademier Rust

Valentina Vercelli Italy

Wine journalist at La Cucina Italiana

Valeria Zeferino Portugal

Journalist at VINHO – Grandes Escolhas

Velichka Galabova Bulgaria

CEO Bulgarian Wine Academy Ltd., CEO Aurika Ltd., Wine consultant, Divino wine magazine taster and wine writer

Venia Roufas Greece

Wine sommelier

Vincenzo Liccardi Italy

President of FIMAR – Federazione Italiana Manager Ristoranti

Vincenzo Scivetti Italy

ONAV Puglia Ambassador, PR & Marketing consultant, teacher. He organizes regular tastings around spirits and cigars.

Vladimír Hipper Czech Republic

Inernational wine taster – DipWSET

Vladimír Turčan Slovakia

Oenologist, winemaker at Angel wines

Vladimíra Mrázová Czech Republic

Wine marketing expert – Wine taster

Walter Richard Eberenz Germany

Editor: Badische Bauern Zeitung, Der Badische Winzer; Author: Rebe & Wein, La Vigne

Walter Stassi Italy

Director at Beverage Department – Pam

Wojciech Bosak Poland

Wine taster

Wojciech Gogolinski Poland

Senior Editor at Czas Wina. Author of the Encyclopedia Alkoholi.

Zbyněk Kopecek Czech Republic

CEO of Vinařský dům Kopeček s.r.o. – Wine journalist – Wine sommelier

Zoltan Nagy Spain

Wine connoissor – Wine educator – Manager at @foodlovertour – Content creator