Amanda Barnes is a judge at the 2018 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes is an award-winning wine journalist and expert in South American wines and regions.

Based in Mendoza, Argentina since 2009, she is a regular South America correspondent, critic and writer for international wine publications and books. Currently, Amanda is also on a global wine tour for her book and digital publication – Around the World in 80 Harvests.

A multi-media journalist, Amanda works in print and digital communication and is experienced in writing, editing and video broadcasts. Her creative work has been awarded by Born Digital Wine Awards, Millesima Blog Awards, Great Wine Capitals Best Of and Young Wine Writer of the Year.



She was also awarded a fellowship for the Wine Writers Symposium 2017, a scholarship for the Wine Bloggers Conference 2016 and The Peter Hampson Memorial Prize for her outstanding results in the WSET Diploma.

Amanda has led masterclasses and hosted tastings internationally that range from wine dinners for private collectors through to a series of masterclasses at VINEXPO, Bordeaux.

Amanda is critic and panel taster for international wine competitions and wine publications.


Follow Amanda on Twitter: @amanda_tweeter