Sarah Ahmed

Decanter Magazine, Portugal Expert & DWWA Regional Chair for Portugal

Sarah Ahmed, aka The Wine Detective, is an independent, London-based wine writer, educator and judge. She was awarded the Vintners Cup in 2003, the Portuguese Annual Wine Awards’ Wine Writer of the Year 2009, and was short-listed for the International Wine & Spirit Competition Communicator of the Year in 2009 and 2010.

In addition to publishing, since 2006, Ahmed has contributed on Portugal, Port and Madeira to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book.

She consulted on Portugal and Australia for the seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW, and has contributed on Portugal for the upcoming 4th edition of Jancis Robinson MW’s The Oxford Companion to Wine.

In 2013, she was admitted to the rank of Cavaleiro of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto for her commitment and contribution to Port wine.

She is also s a consultant for Bar Douro in London.