Amanda Barnes is a judge at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA).
Amanda Barnes is an award-winning wine writer and an expert in the South American wine regions.
She is the author of The South America Wine Guide: The definitive guide to the wines of Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru, which was awarded the John Avery Award at the Andrè Simon Awards, Fortnum & Mason’s Best Debut Drinks Book, and the Gourmand Award for Best World Wine Book.
A multimedia journalist, Amanda works in print and digital communication and is experienced in writing, editing, and broadcasting. She was shortlisted for the IWSC’s Wine Communicator of the Year 2022.
Based in Mendoza since 2009, Amanda is a regular correspondent for Decanter and other international wine and travel publications.
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Amanda has led masterclasses and hosted tastings internationally that range from wine dinners for private collectors through to a series of masterclasses at London Wine Fair and VINEXPO, Bordeaux
Follow Amanda on Twitter: @amanda_tweeter
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