Ken Gargett

Ex-lawyer Ken Gargett came to wine after realising that the legal profession did not quite suit his lifestyle, as a lover of wine, cigars, fishing and travel. Today Ken has a regular column in the Brisbane Courier Mail, Sunday Herald Sun newspapers and is an occasional contributor to Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. Ken has numerous accolades under his belt, having been a winner of the prestigious Vin de Champagne Award in Australia, recipient of a Len Evans scholarship and judge at The Royal Sydney Wine Show, Macedon Ranges wine show and Top 100 Sydney International Wine Show. Ken’s lov...

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Louise Radman

Louise Radman is an award winning wine writer and independent wine consultant with in depth knowledge of the global wine sector. Louise studied at Roseworthy college where she graduated with a bachelor degree in wine marketing from the university of Adelaide. She is a Len Evans scholar and has judged at a number of ASVO wine shows. She is wine writer for The Adelaide Magazine and contributes to other well known publications including Selector, Gourmet Traveller Wine and Sumptuous magazines. She is the founding head of the SA chapter of sommeliers Australia and sits on the national execut...

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Luca Maroni

In 2000, is created: the world’s largest portal site dedicated to wine, featuring over 320,000 web pages.

From 1988 to 2016, Luca Maroni has tasted over 300,000 wines…

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Matthew Jukes

In a wine trade survey (Harpers), UK retailers were asked which wine writer has the most influence over their customers. The answer was, unanimously, Matthew Jukes.

In another list, compiled by OLN in May 2011, Matthew was voted the most influential wine writer in the UK. In March 2013 Matthew was given the Journalism Award at the Portuguese Wine Awards. In July 2013 Matthew was awarded the Communicator of the Year award by the English Wine Producers Association.

With over 9 million Daily Mail readers a week, Matthew has the most keenly followed wine column in the UK ...

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Matthew Jukes & Tyson Stelzer

Matthew Jukes and Tyson Stelzer jointly put together the hugely successful Taste: Food and Wine books, which combine an annual wine guide with a very useful section on food matching tips. As a team they have an impressive resume, Jukes being a regular columnist for the Daily Mail newspaper with Stelzer’s words also regularly found in magazines such as Decanter, Australian Wine Business Monthly as well as through an impressive range of books. These two make up the ultimate no-bulldust wine commentry team.

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Matt Skinner

Matt Skinner is an author, writer, consultant, and educator well known to international audiences for his refreshing take on wine, and knack for making it simple.

A strong believer that wine is for everyone, and that enjoying it is your right rather than your privilege, Matt was named 'Best Young International Wine Writer 2012' by Italy's Grande Cru d'Italia, has been short-listed for the IWSC International Communicator of the Year Award three times, is author of international bestsellers Thirsty Work, Heard It Through The Grapevine, & The Juice, and was recipient of the co...

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Michael Cooper

Michael Cooper is a prolific wine writer who specialises in New Zealand wines.

Cooper was born in Auckland and educated at Auckland University (MA, 1978). From 1980 until 1990 he worked as Wine Marketing Manager for Babich Wines. In 1991 he became a full-time wine writer.

Cooper’s impressive list of publications, including his books, has won him international acclaim. His books include five editions of The Wines and Vineyards of New Zealand, Wine Atlas of New Zealand, Michael Cooper’s Buyer’s Guide to New Zealand Wines, Michael Cooper’s Pocket Guide to New Zealand Win...

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Mike Bennie

Mike Bennie is a freelance wine writer and journalist based in Sydney, Australia who very quickly realised that being a lawyer was nowhere near as fun as talking wine. Mike kicked his career off with Sydney fine wine and corporate wine merchants Best Cellars, learning the fine art of shelf stacking and box moving which quickly led Mike to a desk job for the business then taking on the General Manager’s role servicing the top end of Sydney’s wine market. Mike threw in the towel and went freelance in 2008, as media was never far away with previous experience hosting radio shows on 2SER FM ...

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