Cristina Alcalá is a judge at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Cristina Alcalá is a qualified sommelier, wine consultant and taster based in Spain, holding degrees in sociology, masters in winemaking & viticulture, and a sommelier diploma. She has also developed wine education programmes for academic institutions, hospitality sector professionals and wine lovers.
After 15 years as a communicator (director of Vinum and MiVino magazines, wine expert on Radio Nacional de España, regular columnist for El País and other Spanish specialist publications), she was General Manager of the Appellation of Origen Ribeiro (Galicia).
She currently works in the communication team at Alma Carraovejas. She also lectures as a wine educator and communicator at events and universities, such as Basque Culinary Center, Cámara de Comercio de Madrid or Universidad País Vasco.
She has won several awards for her work in wine and published two books.
Follow Cristina on Twitter @alcalacristina