Andrew is the one who had the bright idea for World’s Best Vineyards (WBV). He is the brand custodian for WBV and the International Wine Challenge (IWC), both of which are important to parent company William Reed. He is responsible for their effective running but says he has “a brilliant team that deals with all the details on a day to day basis”.
Andrew joined William Reed in 1992 after a career in the Army and is now “passionate about conservation”.
Kate is responsible for all commercial partnerships across WBV and IWC, working with wine producers and wine tourism destinations to raise awareness of excellence in the international wine community. Her introduction to fine wines came via the Bristol Bordeaux French School Exchange program and was reinforced by a six-month placement at Le Grand Hotel De La Reine, in Nancy. After working on women’s and car publications, Kate joined William Reed in 2014, starting on Harpers magazine.
Chris is an experienced editor, writer and winemaker. After 30 years of writing for magazines, newspapers, radio and television, he bought a small vineyard and winehouse in Slovenia as a writing retreat and became fascinated by the process of winemaking and the world of wine. He has a foundation degree in wine production and WSET Level 3 award. He is also the editor of the International Wine Challenge’s Canopy publication. Special areas of interest are the lesser-known wine regions and grape varieties.
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