Sarah Abbott MW

Sarah Abbott MW, judge on the DWWA Italy panel in 2010

Sarah Abbott MW is a consultant, writer and director of Swirl, a provider of wine events and courses for corporate and private clients. She began her wine career in 1996 for a specialist importer of Burgundy, going on to work with boutique and top quality wineries from the New World and Italy. Sarah became an MW in 2008, and her dissertation focused on wines from Italy. A love of wine, and food, and sharing the joys of both, runs in her family; both her mother and uncle are chef-restaurateurs. Sarah also consults to restaurants and hotels on wine lists; her latest client was shortlisted for a Condé Nast wine list award. She co-wrote the Burgundy section for The Wine Opus, a major new wine reference book by Dorling Kindersely to be published in 2010, and is also a reviewer for the The Burgundy Briefing.

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