SUSY ATKINS is the wine columnist for the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, and wine editor of the UK’s Delicious magazine.
She appears regularly on BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen show and has published several popular books on wine.
TERRY ELWARD is a writer traveling the world in search of the densest jungle and the finest Champagne, who loves ancient ruins, supports eco-friendly tourism and is an avid Engrish enthusiast. A member of the International Food, Wine and Travel Writers Association, her work has appeared in publications such as International Living, Time Out Istanbul, Taste & Travel Magazine, and on her blog, remarkabletravels.com.
For JACK FEERICK, freelance writing is a lifelong education. “I’ve never been an expert on anything before writing about it,” he says. “The fun of it is in the research. I’m always in learning something new.” He has written for Better Homes & Gardens, The Saturday Evening Post, and mental_floss, along with poetry, fiction, and comics for a variety of small presses. He lives and works in western New York with his family; his Scotch of preference is Auchentoshan 12-Year-Old — if you’re buying.
STEPHEN GRASSO is a freelance writer and world traveler currently based in Hialeah, Florida, previously from London, UK, and originally from Newcastle. He writes about music, film and culture, and is working on his first novel.
Based in New York City, HEATHER MIKESELL has been covering the spa industry for more than 10 years as executive editor of American Spa magazine. When she’s not enjoying champagne facials, caviar creams and other pampering perks of her profession, she’s likely to be found defying State Department warnings in search of adventure. She has enjoyed cruising to exotic destinations such as the Red Sea and Antarctica.
A former TV reporter, Houston-based RICHARD VARR has published stories and photos in USA TODAY, AOL Travel, the Dallas Morning News, Porthole Cruise Magazine, Islands, Sydney Morning Herald, Good Sam Club’s Highways and AAA’s Home & Away. Richard researched and wrote the Dorling Kindersley Eyewitness Travel Guide to Philadelphia & The Pennsylvania Dutch Country.