Our Team


Contributors & Editors

Nearly twenty years experience as a wine consultant, wine buyer, writer and editorial director have provided David with the background to co-author and edit a wine guide of such breadth and scope. During this period he has travelled widely and been exposed to hands-on winemaking and was one of three principal judges for the New […]

Neville Blech (7th July 1937 – 6th September 2019) Wine behind the label co-editor, leading contributor and managing director Neville Blech passed away on Friday morning, 6th September at the age of 82. He had been battling cancer for a number of years. He was a qualified chartered accountant whose very considerable knowledge and expertise […]

Sonia Blech is half-Italian and half-French and sometimes wonders how she got involved with l’albion perfide as well as a career as a chef. A university lecturer in linguistics specialising in medieval French, she was also renowned for her dinner parties with her very individualistic cuisine. Well, she took the plunge with her husband Neville, […]

Kathleen grew up on a farm in California, and one of their crops was grapes, so she has driven a tractor, picked grapes, tied vines, and gone to the winery. At Oxford, she was a member of the SCR wine committee, which meant that she got to go to a lot of tastings. With her […]

After working in education in South East London for a number of years Jim changed course in 1988 and started writing about wine. Over the years he has contributed to a number of magazines – Decanter being the best known. He is currently the chairman of the Circle of Wine Writers and edited Circle Update, […]

After reading for the Bar at Gray’s Inn, Michael became a wine broker in the 1970s whilst living in France, representing top domaines from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne. He was also an associate and restaurant critic for Egon Ronay for forty years till 2005. Michael is now an author and journalist specialising in Champagne, Burgundy […]

The topic of wine has been interwoven into Janey’s marketing and PR activities over the years. Travel; airlines, motoring and powerboats, tourism and wine interspersed with financial products, pharmaceuticals and latterly co-ordinating surgical education and training in sub-Saharan Africa. This has provided the back-drop to a lot of travel over the years and a love […]

We welcome Yohan Castaing to our team at Wine behind the label where we will initially use his expertise to enhance and improve the depth of our coverage of Bordeaux wines for the next (12th) edition of the Guide, but we will also be looking to him to find any new great producers in the […]

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