Speakers

  • Alan Gordon

    Alan is co-founder and managing director of the Aroma Academy. The Aroma Academy has a series of world leading training…

  • Alessio Planeta

    Speaker - Alessio Planeta After completing his masters in agriculture, Alessio spent the best years of his youth studying the…

  • Alex Maltman

    Alex Maltman is Professor of Earth Sciences at Aberystwyth University, in Wales. He has a long and decorated career in…

  • Alix Nardella

    Alix Nardella discovered her love for the drinks industry whilst living in Buenos Aires, and upon returning to her home…

  • Amanda Humphrey

    Renowned mixologist, Amanda Humphrey, has worked for over 12 years in cocktail bars and Restaurants all over the country, most…

  • Annabel Smith

    Annabel Smith has worked in the beer industry in one form or another for over 25 years. As an impoverished…

  • Anne Krebiehl MW

    Speaker - Anne Krebiehl MW German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer and lecturer. Her work…

  • Aris Makris

    Aristotelis Makris, originally from Greece, has spent six years in hospitality, moving to Paris in 2014 to assist Sullivan Doh…

  • Axel Gillery

    Axel is a Champenois, born and bred. He grew up in Reims, and only moved away from Champagne to study…

  • Barny Butterfield

    Speaker - Barny Butterfield Barny Butterfield is a Devon based cider maker currently putting Devon cider back on the map…

  • Ben Reade

    Ben Reade is a co-founder of Edinburgh Food Studio, a crowdfunded creative space, restaurant and food research hub with a…

  • Bertrand Verduzier

    Bertrand was born in 1975, a native of the Poitou region in France, with parents hailing from the right bank…

  • Christian Dautel

    Speaker - Christian Dautel Winemaking in Württemberg dates back to 1510 and the Dautel winery is in the heart of…

  • Christine Huff

    Speaker - Christine Huff After studying in Geisenheim University and completing several internships (Rheinhessen, Württemberg, Burgundy), Christine Huff took over…

  • Dave Broom

    Dave Broom was born in Glasgow and has spent his whole working life in the world of drink, from a…

  • David Miles

    Speaker - David Miles David Miles spent six years working at bars such as 57 Jermyn Street, where he rose…

  • Derek Mossman Knapp

    Derek Mossman Knapp is a Canadian-born Chilean winemaker and founder of Garage Wine Co. Garage Wine Co. began, quite literally,…

  • Ed Hughes

    Ed Hughes is a leading beer sommelier and is responsible for customer/consumer hospitality at Sharp’s Brewery in North Cornwall, brewer…

  • Eric Sussman

    Born and raised in New York State, Eric developed his passion for winegrowing while studying agriculture at Cornell University in…

  • Evelyne Canterranne

    Evelyne was FlavorActiV’s first Global Sensory Manager in 2000. She holds a Diplome D’Ingénieur in Food Science and Technology obtained…

  • Gabe Cook

    Gabe hails from the heart of ciderland and has cider running through his veins. He has worked in the industry…

  • Giuseppe Gallo

    Giuseppe Gallo is one of the drink industry’s leading and most respected figures. Internationally renowned and recognised for his skills…

  • Hans Astrom

    Swedish-born Hans Astrom joined the Klein Constantia family in January 2012 as Managing Director. Having studied economics and been voted…

  • Hidetsugo Ueno

    Hidetsugo Ueno is the owner of the world-awarded Bar High Five, Ginza, Tokyo. He is known as an ice-carver of…

  • Honami Matsumoto

    Honami Matsumoto has been working with sake for nearly 15 years and is a WSET-certified educator for Sake Level 1…

  • Ian Burrell

    One of the most travelled figures within the drinks industry, Ian has redefined the definition of an international spirits ambassador.…

  • Jane Parkinson

    Jane Parkinson is an award-winning journalist, author and broadcaster who was crowned International Wine & Spirit Competition Communicator of the…

  • Jane Peyton

    Jane Peyton is a drinks communicator and educator, award-winning writer, pub expert, events producer, public speaker, and avid beer drinker.…

  • Jeff Chilcott

    Jeff is a native of New Zealand – from Waimauku in Auckland. Whilst travelling and working his way around Italy…

  • Jonny Garrett

    Jonny is co-founder of the Craft Beer Channel – Youtube’s biggest beer and food channel – as well as head…

  • Jose Cortes

    Speaker - Jose Cortes ‘Los jimadores’ are men that love the land where blue agave is grown; from when they…

  • Laura Rhys MS

    Speaker - Laura Rhys MS Laura’s career in wine started as a sommelier in 2004. The early years were spent…

  • Liam Scandrett

    Speaker - Liam Scandrett Liam started working in pubs at the age of 16 and his interest and career in…

  • Matt Uden

    Speaker - Matt Uden Matt started his hospitality career working in the London events scene. Quickly taking a hand to…

  • Miran Chauhan

    Speaker - Miran Chauhan As a bartender, Miran loves to focus on local ingredients with the use of foraging, tied…

  • Mitch Adams

    Imbibe Live beer ambassador, Mitch Adams, is the Operations Director and Beer Buyer for Borough Wines & Beers and has…

  • Naren Young

    Over a 25 year career in the hospitality industry, working across many different areas, Naren’s skills have taken him around…

  • Patricia Tóth

    Speaker - Patricia Tóth Patricia Tóth was born in Hungary and grew up on the Danube’s riverside. She received her…

  • Pete Brown

    Pete Brown is a British writer who specialises in making people thirsty. He is the author of eight books, and…

  • Raul Diaz

    Speaker - Raul Diaz Raul Diaz is the head trainer at WineTraining Ltd. His sommelier career started in 2004 working…

  • Ruben Acevas

    Speaker - Ruben Acevas Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Ruben Acevas has served as international brand development director for Casa Herradura…

  • Ryan Burk

    Ryan is the head cider maker at Angry Orchard, based in Walden, NY at our cider house. Ryan’s New York…

  • Ryan Chetiyawardana

    That most studious of bartending gentlemen, Mr Lyan (Ryan Chetiyawardana) opened White Lyan at the end of 2013, where he’s…

  • Sam Caporn

    Sam Caporn a.k.a. The Mistress of Wine entered the trade knowing absolutely nothing about wine. Zilch. Nada. Not a sausage.…

  • Simone Caporale

    Simone Caporale is an internationally renowned bartender with a distinctive personal style and service. Alongside fellow peer and mentor Alex…

  • Sophie Decobecq

    Speaker - Sophie Decobecq 'Massive agave lover' would be just one description for Sophie Decobecq. French-born Sophie is also a…

  • Stuart MacPherson

    Speaker - Stuart MacPherson After leaving Lenzie Academy in 1979, Stuart MacPherson joined the Clyde Cooperage in Glasgow, beginning his…

  • Stuart McCluskey

    Imbibe Live spirits ambassador, Stuart McCluskey, is from Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, where he has opened and continues to run…

  • Sullivan Doh

    Sullivan Doh has spent 11 years in the hospitality trade, eight of those behind the bar – mainly in Paris,…

  • Susan and Judith Boyle

    Speakers - Susan and Judith Boyle Susan Boyle is a drinks consultant, writer and performer. Judith Boyle is a chemist,…

  • Tim Anderson

    Tim Anderson is a freelance chef, food writer, and consultant based in London. Tim’s cooking is primarily informed by his…

  • Tom Oliver

    Imbibe Live cider ambassador, Tom Oliver, was born and raised on the family farm in Herefordshire and since 1998 he…

  • Xavier Rousset MS

    Xavier Rousset sold his stake in the 28-50 restaurant group last year, and has since set up wine-driven bistros Cabotte…