DWWA 2013 Czech Republic Judging Panel
Caroline Gilby MW has been visiting Hungary for over 20 years since becoming the first major buyer to import the country's wines whilst at Augustus Barnet off-licences. She has a doctorate in plant biology but abandoned life behind the microscope for a career in wine soon after winning the Decanter-Macallan Malt Whisky Taster of the Year Award while still a student. Caroline passed her MW in 1992 and then spent seven years as a senior wine buyer before switching to a career as freelance writer and consultant, specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. She contributes to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide, and in the past has written for Dorling Kindersley’s Wines of the World, The Oxford Companion to Wine, The Wine Opus and Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report, as well as to various websites and magazines.