Gerard Basset MW (United Kingdom)
UK-based French-born Gerard Basset is the only person to have qualified as a Master of Wine and Master Sommelier and to hold a Wine MBA (from Bordeaux). Basset was appointed OBE in 2011 in acknowledgement of his mentoring a generation of young sommeliers and his contribution to the British hospitality industry.
Véronique Drouhin-Boss (France)
Drouhin-Boss is winemaker at family-owned Maison Joseph Drouhin in Burgundy, France.
Fongyee Walker (China)
A graduate of Cambridge University and China’s best known wine educator, Malaysian-born Fongyee Walker is a wine judge, writer and highly regarded wine authority.
Trizanne Barnard (owner/winemaker at Trizanne Signature Wines)
Christian Eedes (wine writer, founder of Whatidranklastnight.co.za)
James Pietersen (beverage manager for Belthazar and Balducci’s restaurants)
JD Pretorius (winemaker at Steenberg Wines)
François Rautenbach (head of Singita Premier Wine Direct programme)
Cathy van Zyl MW.
Deadline for entries is 27 March and the relevant kit is available here.