Speaker Posts Archive

Jamie Goode

Jamie Goode started out as a scientist but got bitten by the wine bug. He began by publishing wineanorak.com while employed as a science editor, then got book deals and a wine column with a national newspaper. He travels widely through the wine world, including lots of time spent in New Zealand. As well as writing about wine, he also judges and lectures, as well as spending too much time on social media. Goode is unusual, in that he’s a scientist, but also loves natural wine. And though he’s Uk based, he has a global outlook.


Weekly column: Sunday Express

Co-chair, International Wine Challenge


Flawless: Understanding Faults in Wine (University of California Press, Sept 2018)
I Taste Red (University of California Press 2016) Roederer Award winner 2017, James Beard Award Nominee 2017
Wine Science  (Mitchell Beazley 2005 and 2nd Edn 2014) Glenfiddich Award 2005
Authentic Wine, co-authored with Sam Harrop (University of California Press 2011)


Jasper Morris MW

Jasper Morris MW has been a Master of Wine since 1985 and is author of Inside Burgundy (2010) which won the prestigious André Simon award. He founded and managed the specialist Burgundy importer, Morris & Verdin from 1981 to 2003, then worked as Burgundy Director for Berry Bros & Rudd (2003-2017). Since 2016 he has been a Senior Consultant for Christie’s with specific responsibility for the Hospices de Beaune sale.

In 2018 he launched his website Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy, which despite its title covers pinot noir from everywhere in the world that makes exciting wines from this amazing grape. He has been enjoying the wines of New Zealand and commenting on them ever since his first visit in 1997.

Elaine Chukan Brown

Elaine Chukan Brown serves as the American Specialist for JancisRobinson.com, and as Contributing Writer to Wine & Spirits Magazine. She contributed to the 8th edition of the World Atlas of Wine, as well as the award-winning 4th edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. In 2019, the Wine Industry Network named Brown one of the 9 Most Inspiring People in Wine, and she was named by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and VinItaly as one of five of the top Wine Communicators of the Year in the world. Her writing has been featured in Decanter, World of Fine Wine, the Robb Report, and others, and recommended by Food & Wine, Imbibe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and more. She has been a celebrated speaker for events worldwide. Prior to her career in wine, Elaine served as the Charles A Eastman Fellow at Dartmouth College, and a Tomlinson Fellow at McGill University, where she did doctoral work in philosophy. Prior to her academic career, Elaine owned her own commercial fishing business in Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Emma Jenkins MW

Wine Writer & Educator

Emma Jenkins MW abandoned her University of Otago science training for a more sociable career in wine. She’s worked in fine wine retail, holds a diploma in winemaking and viticulture, and in 2011 became New Zealand’s ninth Master of Wine.

Emma is wine columnist for The Australian Women’s Weekly (NZ edition), co-editor of The Independent Wine Monthly alongside Jane Skilton MW, and also writes on a freelance basis for a number of trade and general publications. She also provides consultancy services to a range of industry and corporate entities.

In addition, Emma is involved with the MW education program, teaches WSET courses on occasion and continues to hone her skills judging wine both at local and international competitions. In her spare time, Emma attempts to gain control of a large, unruly garden populated by small children, dogs, cats, chickens and a pet pig. This is proving mostly futile.