Michael Garner is Regional Chair for Northern Italy (excluding Piedmont & Veneto) at the 2024 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)
Michael 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. A third is on its way.
Michael was first a DWWA judge in 2007.
Having judged on the Italian panels at the DWWA for several years, Michael joined the team of Regional Chairs in 2019, heading up the Northern Italy panel.
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