Simon Field MW
Field joined awardwinning Berry Bros & Rudd in 1998, having spent several years as a chartered accountant in the City. In addition to buying the Spanish and fortified ranges, he is also responsible for Champagne, LanguedocRoussillon, the Rhône and the Loire. He gained his Master of Wine qualification in 2002.
Laurent Richet MS
Richet was born in the Loire Valley and attended Saumur’s catering college. In 2010 he won the Gastronomy Team of the Year competition, and was awarded the Laurent-Perrier Grand Siècle Cup in passing his Master Sommelier exams. He recently gained the Saké Sommelier qualification, while working at Restaurant Sat Bains in Nottingham as head sommelier.
Walls is an awardwinning wine writer, author and blogger who regularly contributes to Decanter. He also helps restaurants to develop exceptional wine lists, judges in wine competitions and is editor of The London Wine Guide iPhone app. He blogs at www. mattwalls. co.uk and tweets @mattwallswine.