Simon Woods is a judge at the at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Simon Woods abandoned a career in computer systems design in 1988 to join the wine trade, thus indulging his two hobbies of wine and writing. In his 25+ years of communicating about wine, he’s been a columnist for The Financial Times’ The Business magazine, and five-times editor of the annual Which? Wine Guide. Woods was voted International Online Wine Columnist of the Year at the 2010 Louis Roederer Wine Writers’ Awards. His books include The World’s Shortest Wine Book (“just about the best introduction to wine available”, according to The Independent) and the award-winning I Don’t Know Much About Wine But I Know What I Like. Woods was first a DWWA judge in 2013.