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DWWA Regional Chair for the Balkans, Central & Eastern Europe, and Croatia & Slovenia: Dr Caroline Gilby MW

Dr Caroline Gilby MW is the Joint Regional Chair for the Balkans, Central & Eastern Europe, and Croatia & Slovenia at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2024.

Dr Caroline Gilby MW

An author, writer, and consultant, Caroline specialises in Central and Eastern Europe and she is author of the award-winning “The Wines of Bulgaria, Romania and Moldova”.

Among other titles, Caroline also contributes to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book, The Oxford Companion to Wine, Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopaedia and The World Atlas of Wine, and has previously written for Dorling Kindersley’s Wines of the World, The Wine Opus, and Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report. Prior to her career as a writer,

Caroline spent seven years as a senior wine buyer at Augustus Barnet wine shops, where she began her career buying wines from Central and Eastern Europe.

Caroline holds a doctorate in plant biology but abandoned life behind the microscope for a career in wine soon after winning the Decanter-Macallan Malt Whisky Taster of the Year Award.

A Master of Wine since 1992, she has been visiting and tasting the wines of Central and Eastern Europe for more than 30 years.

Visit Caroline’s website where she blogs about wine.

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