Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and wine writer, one of the UK’s leading experts on food and drink matching, wine columnist for The Guardian and the author of 23 books on food, wine and beer.
She has been a regular contributor to many other national newspapers with weekly columns for The Times and the Daily Mail and to leading food, drink and lifestyle magazines including BBC Good Food, Country Living and Good Housekeeping. In 2002 she was voted Food Journalist of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers.
She is currently a contributing editor to the wine magazine Decanter, a regular contributor to Easy Living and has recently started writing for Jamie magazine.
Her books include Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course (2009), Food, Wine & Friends and An Appetite for Ale (2007), Cooking with Wine (2005), How to Match Food and Wine (2002) and Eating and Drinking: an A-Z of Great Food & Drink Combinations (2000). She also gives classes and workshops on food and wine pairing.
Regular contributor Lucy Bridgers has worked in the wine trade since graduating in 1991. Her career began at Oddbins, moving on to book publishing where, along with other titles, she edited Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and worked on The World Atlas of Wine.
Since then Lucy has handled public relations for wine producers, Torres and Leeuwin and is now a freelance food and drink editor, writer, consultant, wine judge and WSET Certified Educator. She is an enthusiastic blogger, passionate cook and unabashed Francophile. Lucy and her family are based in London and regularly spend time in France. You can follow her on Twitter @lucybridgers
After working as a sommelier at Ashdown Park Hotel then Le Bouchon Breton in the city for 6 years, Donald turned gamekeeper to work for New Generation wines. He then moved to live in Paris for the best part of a year before returning to work in food and drink PR. He now works as a freelance PR, while writing and blogging on the side at the lively and controversial Notes from the Dregs.
An avowed fan of Australian Riesling and natural wine aficionado, when not drinking wine he's usually to be found either cooking or eating.
You can follow him on Twitter @donalde