Sarah Ahmed, Regional chair for Portugal table wine, judge on the DWWA Loire and Port & Madeira panels in 2010
Sarah Ahmed aka The Wine Detective, is a lawyer-turned-wine-writer who started off her wine career with Oddbins in 2000 and took top honours in the WSET Diploma in 2003. In addition to writing for wine magazines she has contributed to The World Atlas of Wine, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book (Portugal) and Oz Clarke’s Pocket Wine Book (Loire) and Wine Behind the Label (Portugal and Australia). In 2009, she scooped the Portuguese Annual Wine Awards Wine Writer of the Year. Hands-on experience includes stints at Torres in Spain, Boekenhoutskloof in South Africa and Cullen in Australia.