Michael Garner is Regional Chair for Northern Italy (excluding Piedmont & Veneto) at the 2023 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Michael Garner brings a wealth of experience to the role of Regional Chair for Northern Italy: he has worked in the wine business for forty years, mostly specialising in the wines of Italy.
He is the co-author of Barolo: Tar and Roses, taught for the WSET for many years and is a regular contributor to Decanter.
Michael is co-owner of Italian Wine Specialists Tria Wines with business partner Paul Merritt. His second book: Amarone and The Fine Wines of Verona was published in 2017, and a third is on its way.
The changing styles of Valpolicella: Fresh vs dried grapes
Pinot Bianco: Italy’s northern star plus 12 top wines to try
Amarone: Riserva, single-vineyard and special-selection – panel tasting results
Garner was first a DWWA judge in 2007. Having judged on the Italian panels at the DWWA for a number of years, Michael Garner joined the team of Regional Chairs in 2019, heading up the Northern Italy panel.
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