Judy Kendrick (Doilikeit?)
The founder of the highly successful annual SITT tastings in London, Judy has also run the generic office for Portuguese wine in the UK and now fills a similar role for Brazil. She is also very involved in the Three Wine Men tastings.
Charles Metcalfe (IWC - Until 2005)
Trained opera singer, Charles Metcalfe is one of the world's most talented wine tasters. Charles helped me to set up Wine International Magazine (as associate editor) and the IWC - International Wine Challenge - (as co-chairman). He retains his role at the IWC, now sharing the chair with fellow experts Tim Atkin MW, Sam Harrop MW and Derek Smedley MW
Catherine Monahan (Winestars)
One of the most dynamic members of the UK - and international - wine trade. Born in South Africa, Catherine has worked for several major UK distributors before launching Clink Wines and Winestars
Hazel Murphy (DoILikeIt?)
The British-born woman who, as head of the generic marketing effort, put Australian wine on the UK and European maps and was honoured with the Australian Order for doing so.
Hugh Ryman (Hugh, Kevin & Robert)
One of the first "Flying Winemakers", Hugh was brought up in Bordeaux and studied winemaking there and in Australia. He has made wine in over 17 countries ranging from Chile and the US to Moldova and Hungary and has won many awards. He now divides his time between his branded wines - including Le Grand Noir and Greener Planet - and the wines he produces at his Chateau de la Jaubertie in Bergerac.
Kevin Shaw (Hugh, Kevin & Robert)
The brilliant designer behind some of the world's most successful drinks brands, ranging from Ogio - one of the best selling wines in the UK - to Hendricks Gin.
Recent interview by Debra Meiburg MW with Hugh Ryman in Hong Kong.
Kevin Shaw's Stranger & Stranger website - and a bit of UK television