Michael Apitz @apitz-art.de
Art is often inspired by our natural surroundings and Michael Apitz draws on his native Rheingau region for ideas. His illustrations are more than comics. Last year was the 30th anniversary of his "Karl, der Spätlesereiter" series, which sold over 800,000 copies and has been hailed as the Astrix of the Rheingau. You can see more Apitz illustrations at www.apitz-art.de. Some of his most famous work is available at apitz-comics.de.
Astghik Derdzyan @the Guide In Wine
Living in Yerevan, Armenia’s capital city, Astghik Derdzyan was a teacher of literature and foreign languages until she was drawn into the world of wine. After graduating from EVN (Yerevan Wine Academy), Astghik became an enotourism specialist for Armenia’s largest wine producer. She also publishes on her Instagram blog “conversaciones de vino” and aspires to become a world ambassador for Armenian wine. You can follow Astghik on Instagram.