Miriam McLachlan, judge on the DWWA Italy panel in 2010
Miriam McLachlan started her wine trade career in Sydney 12 years ago, working as a sommelier but also as wine educator, off-trade sales, brand ambassador and wine judge. For the majority of the past eight years, she has worked in a number of London restaurants. Her most recent position was head sommelier at Zuma in Knightsbridge, working with Japanese cuisine and also directing her into the fascinating world of sake. During her years in the UK, she has dedicated herself to working, researching and travelling numerous wine regions and studying to gain the WSET Diploma. She has been grateful for the opportunity to access some of the world’s best and most varied wines with regular tasting of fine and rare wines but is looking forward to relocating to Australia at the end of the year and sharing her food, wine and cultural discoveries.