Tag Archive for specialists


More than a specialist, Pablo prefers to be called an enthusiast. He is a firm believer in Uruguayan wines, it’s present, past and future. Before becoming a somm, he worked four years in the oldest Uruguayan winery. But even before that, he used to write about wine and book pairing. Why? Because he finds a strong connection among them. You… Read more →


  In 1981, Kevin took his first commission check from a sales job and purchased the best bottle of wine in stock at his local wine store, a 1976 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. That was all it took for Kevin to be hooked! In the years that followed, Kevin enjoyed tasting and learning about wines from many of the world’s great… Read more →


Elizabeth is a relatively new wine enthusiast, having had her most pivotal wine moment during the summer of 2008 when her travel client, a wine broker and importer, shared with her a bottle of premium, estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. In March 2009, she took her first trip to the Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Tasting appointments included Anderson’s Conn… Read more →


  Panos Kakaviatos Greetings #winelovers! For over 15 years I have been visiting Bordeaux, and tasting the great wines from this celebrated wine region. Bordeaux has always been a standard setter for wines made worldwide, from Cabs and Merlots to Sauvignons and Semillons. It has an enduring appeal, not only for its gorgeous Medoc chateaux, its pastoral Sauternes landscapes, its… Read more →

Wine & Art

Alice Aristi Anastasiou   Alice combines her love of wine with her background in Art History. She has a BA (Hons) in Culture, Mind and Modernity and MA in History of Art and Curating and heritage as a Greek-Cypriot Briton. Drawing on the two, her ultimate goal is to enlighten the palate of others in her adopted city, Liverpool, UK,… Read more →

Mount Etna

Benjamin Spencer AIWS/DWS   Benjamin Spencer is the Director of the Etna Wine School, in Sicily. Ben is an author, journalist, wine judge, and a professional winemaker. Before moving from California to Mount Etna in 2012, Ben worked as a professional winemaker and sommelier while studying with the University of California at Davis, the Court of Master Sommeliers, and the… Read more →

WBC (Wine Bloggers Conference)

Thea Dwelle   Thea is a wine writer and wine blogger who was one of the original Wine Bloggers Conference attendees, and one of a handful of passionate bloggers who has attended every WBC. Blogging sine 2008, she is well known in the wine blogging community as a wine blogger community activist, WBC enthusiast, as well as co-founding the Wine… Read more →


Carl Edmund Sherman   Champagne for #winelover s from Fabien Laine on Vimeo. Passionate about the wine as well as the region of Champagne for some time now, Carl can trace his motivation to learn French back to his early days. For Carl, French is the language of love and for his love of the fruit from the vine, moving… Read more →


Hugo Mesquita   Hugo has been passionate about wine since childhood. Over the last 20 years he moved on to working closely with wines, better said, “on top” of wines, while working for Amorim, the world leader for natural closures for drinks with 1,5 centuries of existence.   Hugo studied simultaneous interpretation, which opened his appetite for learning more idioms,… Read more →