They have been replaced by David Williams, the Observer columnist and OLN contributor, and Jane Parkinson, a freelance writer who began her career with Wine and Wine & Spirit magazines.
Wing Gang subscribers pay a £20 annual fee and can access detailed reviews updated monthly by gang members.
“The site is a really great idea,” said Williams. “I was flattered to be asked to join a team of the UK’s best wine writers.”?Added Parkinson: “The Wine Gang’s Christmas fair in London last weekend proved just what a vibrant and successful initiative it has become. It’s a real buzz to know I’ll be working with such great people on a fantastic concept that has lots of exciting plans for 2011.”?Atkin and Smith left the group because of other commitments. Smith said he was sorry to be leaving and added: “There is talk of me working with the Wine Gang next year on events.”