Didier Robert

DIDIER ROBERT – Operator Manager Vallee du Rhone – Groupe ICV Didier ROBERT studied agricultural engineering and oenology in Montpellier Sup Agro. He is the son of a small arborist…

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Orsi Szentkiralyi

ORSI SZENTKIRALYI – Consultant- Sommelier- UK Orsi is a young, dynamic wine professional living in London. Her passion for wine lead her on a diverse and successful career through being…

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Minter Dial

MINTER DIAL – Myndset – Founder – USA Minter grew up between the UK (graduating from Eton college), the USA (Yale University) and France (INSEAD Fontainebleau). He spent 16 years…

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Nicholas Lander

NICHOLAS LANDER – Restaurant correspondent – UK Nicholas established himself as one of Britain’s foremost restaurateurs in the 1980s revitalising L’ Escargot restaurant in Soho, one of London’s oldest and…

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Andy Abramson

ANDY ABRAMSON – CEO – Comunicano – USA Andy Abramson crosses the worlds of technology, marketing and wine. As the United States Ambassador to the Grenache Association, he spearheads efforts…

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Michel Bettane

MICHEL BETTANE –Wine Critic – France After several successful careers in other fields, such as music and literature, Michel turned his mind to wine, quietly rising to his current position…

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Jules Lamon

JULES LAMON – France Digital Communication strategies for the wine industry In charge of managing the Winemak-in social network’s community and responsible of editing, re-writing, and publishing technical content about…

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Steven Spurrier

STEVEN SPURRIER – Wine Journalist – UK Steven Spurrier changed the face of the wine world in 1976 when he organised a tasting now known as the ‘Judgment of Paris’,…

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Elin McCoy

ELIN McCOY – Journalist – Bloomberg – USA ELIN McCOY is an award-winning journalist and author, focusing on the world of wine. She is a wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg…

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Christian Holthausen

CHRISTIAN HOLTHAUSEN – Champagne Lenoble – France A dual citizen of France and the United States, Christian Holthausen graduated in 1996 from Vassar College in New York with a double…

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Sarah Jane Evans MW

SARAH JANE EVANS MW – wine writer – UK Sarah Jane is an award-winning wine writer and Co-Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, the world’s largest wine competition.  Formerly…

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Louise Hurren

LOUISE HURREN – France Louise Hurren is a PR and marketing consultant who specialises in the wine sector. British by birth, she is based in Montpellier and has lived in…

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Ann Vermeersch

ANN VERMEERSCH – General manager – Le Plan GT Wines – France Ann is the daughter of Dick Vermeersch, a former rallye pilot converted to a talented winegrower in the…

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Philippe Cambie

PHILIPPE CAMBIE – Oenologue- France Born nearly litteraly in the Languedoc vines, Philippe Cambie is a pure product of the Bassin Mediterranéen. Talented oenologist, Philippe is a few Flying Winemakers…

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Andrew Caillard MW

ANDREW CAILLARD MW – Fine Wine principal, Pinnacle drinks, Australia Andrew is the co- founder of Langton’s, the leading wine auction and brokerage house in Australia. Since 2009,Andrew’s primary role is Fine…

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Serge Mouriesse

SERGE MOURIESSE – Mouriesse Oenologie – France Serge Mouriesse est œnologue diplômé de l’Institut de Bordeaux (1983). Durant ses études, il marque un profond intérêt pour le lien entre la…

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Jancis Robinson MW OBE

JANCIS ROBINSON MW OBE – Wine Writer – UK Jancis rose to fame after becoming the first Master of Wine from outside the wine trade, and has shaped the wine…

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Thomas Oui

THOMAS OUI – Oenologist Consulting – Groupe ICV Born in Bordeaux particularly attached to Médoc region, Thomas OUI graduated oenology in Montpellier. Agronomist and winemaking consultant at groupe ICV, he…

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Thibault Pontallier

THIBAULT PONTALLIER – Château Margaux – Hong-Kong Being the son of the late Paul Pontallier, General Manager & Winemaker of Château Margaux between 1983 and 2016, Thibault Pontallier has always…

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Petri Vainio

PETRI VAINIO M.D – PhD,  Managing Director – Essex Woodlands – UK Petri Vainio, M.D., Ph.D. has spent his entire career as an investor and board member in rapidly growing…

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Anne Mc Elvoy

ANNE MC ELVOY – The Economist – Senior Editor – UK Anne is a former foreign correspondent and columnist. She began her career on the Times, covering East Germany, German unification,…

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Amelia Singer

AMELIA SINGER – The Wine Show – UK Amelia Singer, TV Wine Expert and Researcher of ITV’s The Wine Show – now shown in 105 countries, Jamie Oliver Blogger/ Vlogger and…

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Berenice Galand

BERENICE GALAND – Freelance – France Bérénice began her career as an analyst for one of the prominent wine transactions boutique ‘Wine Bankers’. She was involved in many successful deals and took the full picture…

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Lulie Halstead

LULIE HALSTEAD – CEO- Wine Intelligence – UK Lulie is co-founder and CEO of Wine Intelligence and regarded as a leading thinker in the world of wine business strategy. Prior…

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Manuel Louzada

MANUEL LOUZADA – Arinzano – CEO – Spain Manuel was born in Portugal within a four-generation family of wine growers. At 5 years old, he discovered his passion about wine…

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Zelma Long

ZELMA LONG – Winemaker – Consultant -South Africa Zelma is widely regarded as a pioneer in the field. She was the first woman to graduate from the UC Davis winemaking…

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Elizabeth Linder

ELIZABETH LINDER – The Conversational Century – Founder – UK Elizabeth began her meteoric career at Google and YouTube in 2007, and was approached by Facebook in 2008. She worked…

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Alexander Batchvarov

ALEXANDER BATCHVAROV Alexander Batchvarov was born in Bulgaria, and was educated, lived and extensively travelled in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. He has worked in academia, consulting, PR and…

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Jean-Pierre Durand

JEAN-PIERRE DURAND – AdVini In 29 years serving French wines industry, Jean-Pierre Durand, grandson of a southern Rhône wine grower, has gathered a solid experience on all aspect of the…

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Robin Niblett

DR ROBIN NIBLETT – Chatham House – Director – UK Robin is the youngest ever Director of Chatham House (the Royal Institute of International Affairs, one of the world’s leading…

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Dr Pippa Malgrem

DR PIPPA MALGREM – DRPM Group – Founder – USA Philippa (Pippa) helps companies, investors, policymakers and the public better understand the interplay between politics, policy, geopolitics and economics. She…

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Xavier Rolet KBE

XAVIER ROLET KBE – London Stock Exchange – CEO – UK A respected commentator on global economics, with three decades of experience at the peak of international finance, Xavier is…

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Robert Joseph

ROBERT JOSEPH – Meinenger – UK Robert Joseph has a broad experience of the international wine industry. He discovered the basics of wine service at a young age in his…

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Dale Robertson

DALE ROBERTSON Dale Robertson has been the wine columnist for the Houston Chronicle, the largest newspaper in the southern United States, for 10 years and he remains a full-time employee…

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Laurence Hugou

LAURENCE HUGOU – Area Manager Vallée du Rhône & Provence – Groupe ICV Born in a family of Provençal vine growers, Laurence HUGOU studied engineering in Lyon, oenology in Montpellier,…

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Michel Veyrier

MICHEL VEYRIER – Founder – Vinea Transaction – France Wine-grower’s son Michel Veyrier has always been proud of his Mediterranean culture. After a degree as an agricultural engineer, he founded…

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Jolana Vainio

JOLANA VAINIO – International Funding- UK Jolana Vainio was born in Finland but spent her university years in California and subsequently built a successful public relations career in Silicon Valley…

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