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Robert M. Parker Jr. has been a prominent and trusted American wine critic for over 30 years. His newsletter, The Wine Advocate, showcases unbiased, professional tasting notes, articles, videos, and daily news. As a result, his wine ratings are influential in North American wine buying with his reviews having a major impact on setting prices for newly released Bordeaux wines. 

Founded in New York in 1979 by Adam and Sybil Strum, Wine Enthusiast offers wine ratings and reviews, pairing information, interesting recipes, news items and helpful guides. As a leading American wine publication and website, Wine Enthusiast also offers the hottest trends for wine accessories, events and travel markets.

Anthony Gismondi is one of North America's most influential and respected wine authorities. Since 1989, he has written his twice weekly wine column for The Vancouver Sun, reaching approximately 10 million readers. His website, , is an essential resource for wine aficionados in Canada and around the world. Gismondi also co-hosts a weekly one hour wine and food show on Canadian radio: The BC Food & Wine Radio Show. He is also co-founder and co-judge of the annual National Wine Awards of Canada and the editor for Canadian wine in Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. His colleagues include Cheri Caleb (sales and marketing), Treve Ring (wine writer/editor), DJ Kearney (wine educator and wine personality), and Geoffrey Moss (wine writer and wine marketer) and Allison Spurrell (cheese connoisseur and writer).

Best-selling wine magazine, Decanter is a respected, in-depth guide to the finest wines from the best vineyards across the world. Read in over 90 countries around the world, it highlights the latest wine information, wine tasting events, and wine reviews. The company also includes a subscription website - Decanter Premium -  and holds the Decanter World Wine Awards, the world's largest and most influential wine competition.

Based in Vancouver, Daenna Van Mulligen has been a wine writer and accredited sommelier for almost two decades. Her popular “tongue-in-cheek” wine website is geared for any level of wine enthusiast and offers a myriad of information about wine. A wine educator for the International Sommelier Guild, Daenna has also been a presenter, speaker and host for numerous public and trade wine events including the Vancouver International Wine Festival, EAT!Vancouver, Toronto’s Gourmet Food & Wine Show and Whistler's Cornucopia wine festival. Having travelled to every major winemaking region in the world, she is also an international wine judge and contributes regularly to magazines such as TASTE,  Vines, Vitis, and Montecristo. | 

Gambero Rosso is an in-depth magazine that explores the spectacular world of food, wine and travel throughout Italy. Its wine ratings use a system based on the number of “glasses” given to a wine with the highest rating at Three glasses indicating “extraordinary wine”, Two glasses indicating “very good wines” and One glass given to “good wines”. The company also includes the Gambero Rosso Academies located in six different Italian cities which train and promote consultants in the Italian Food and Wine Industry. Gambero Rosso also organizes the prestigious Tre Bicchieri World Tour which showcases the finest Italian wines.

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