Sarah Ahmed is the Regional Chair for Portugal at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2023.
Sarah Ahmed, aka The Wine Detective, is an independent, London-based wine writer, educator and judge. She was awarded the Vintners Cup in 2003, the Wine of Portugal Personality of the Year (Europe) 2019 and Honorary Australian Woman of Wine Award 2017. .
In addition to publishing thewinedetective.co.uk, Ahmed has contributed on Portugal, Port and Madeira to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and on Portugal to the fourth edition of Jancis Robinson MW’s The Oxford Companion to Wine.
She also consulted on Portugal and Australia for the 7th and 8th editions of The World Atlas of Wine. She writes a monthly column for Revista de Vinhos, Portugal’s leading wine magazine. In 2013, she was made a Cavaleiro of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto for her commitment and contribution to Port.
Ahmed is also a consultant for Bar Douro and FESTA wines in London.
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Follow Sarah on twitter at @sarahwine or read her Wine Detective website.
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