Anne Krebiehl MW

Anne Krebiehl MW

Anne Krebiehl MW –

German-born but London-based, Anne Krebiehl MW is a freelance wine writer and lecturer. Her work has been published widely in both trade and consumer publications, including World of Fine Wine, Harpers Wine & Spirit and The Drinks Business.

Since 2013, she has reviewed wines from Alsace, Austria and England for the US Wine Enthusiast Magazine. She was a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards in 2014 and 2015.

In the UK, she gives lectures – particularly on German wine – consults for London restaurants and translates wine-related texts.

She completed her WSET Diploma in 2010 and was admitted to the Institute of Masters of Wine in September 2014; her dissertation explored the subject of ‘The Future of Premium German Pinot Noir’.

In addition, she is an accredited member of both the Circle of Wine Writers and the Association of Wine Educators.

Essi Avellan MW

Essi Avellan MW

Essi Avellan MW –

Essi Avellan is Finland’s first Master of Wine. Recognized as a champagne and sparkling wine specialist, Avellan is the author of several wine books, including Essi Avellan’s Champagne and Matka Champagneen. She has also revised and extended the 3rd and 4th edition of Tom Stevenson’s award-winning Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine. For her MW studies she wrote her dissertation on single-vineyard Champagnes and won both the Lily Bollinger Medal for best taster and the Tim Derouet Memorial Award for best overall student.

Essi also holds a Master of Science degree in Business Administration. Essi is a reputed wine judge; in addition to FINE Magazines and The World of Fine Wine tasting panels she has acted as the chair of Decanter World Wine Awards’ Champagne panel in the past and is a jury member at the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships.

She is an organiser of the world largest champagne event, the annual Grand Champagne Helsinki. Has been knighted as Chevalier l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole by the Minister of Agriculture of France. She has also been awarded the titles Dame-Officier of Ordre de Coteaux de Champagne and Commandeur of Commanderie de Bordeaux.