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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 →

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 →


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 →

Wine & Lifestyle

Alison Marriott   Alison believes that wine should be a part of enjoying both the everyday and special occasions. Whether over candlelit dinners, on back porches, with friends in remote corners of the world, or during life’s biggest celebrations, Alison embraces the Bon Vivant lifestyle with gusto. Hospitality and entertaining are deeply ingrained values stemming from Alison’s long line of… Read more →

Wine & Golf

Peter Klerkx   Peter is a “Dutch” inspiring person (speaks English/German) extrovert, a managing director/ owner of his 3 companies Paliwigo (Passions Lifestyle Wine Golf) , World of Golfconsultancy, De Groeningenieurs, 24/7 he takes care of his quality time for his “clients”, children/ family and friends. Where wine, golf, photography are large issues. Always supporting others for 100% and the… Read more →


Christine Havens   Christine is a wine writer and former winemaker who has become a Vivino power user with over 30,000 followers largely thanks to her wine ratings. An early adopter, Christine has been sharing her reviews with fellow users since the app hit the US market in late fall 2011. She also frequently contributes articles and wine pairing recommendations… Read more →

Old White Wine

Wayne Young   Marketing manager and head-roadie for the Bastianich Winery in Friuli Venezia Giulia, Wayne Young has been involved with wine for almost 25 years. Starting off at Wine Spectator in New York, then moving to the service sector at Joe Bastianich’s “Becco” in 1996 as Sommelier, a new horizon was presented to him in 1998 to work a… Read more →

New York City

Lauren Mowery   Lauren writes the weekly wine column for legendary New York City paper Village Voice. A sixteen-year resident and former Manhattan litigator, she earned her Juris Doctor at New York’s Fordham Law School where she was an editor on the Fordham Environmental Law Journal. Dissatisfied with her work in the legal field, she switched paths to the wine industry,… Read more →


François Demouy     Reims: in the heart of Champagne from Fabien Laine on Vimeo.   François is a #winelover from controlled origin. Born in Reims, son of a famous local Historian specialized, amongst other things, in the history of wine, François grew up in the middle of the Champagne vineyards. He started his wine education at 8 years old, listening first and then tasting and learning with his father.… Read more →

Wine & Storytelling

Cathy Huyghe   Cathy believes that wine is a pleasure and a treat, and that it wants to be enjoyed. She also believes that wine is mysterious and powerful, and that it wants to be respected. That’s the balance she tries to strike in the stories she tells about wine. Respect on one hand, pleasure on the other. The work… Read more →