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Sarah Jane Evans

Sarah Jane Evans

Masters of Wine

Sarah Jane Evans is a Master of Wine based in the United Kingdom, although is more often travelling the world on epicurean adventures. She obtained the Masters of Wine Diploma in 2006. She is a highly accomplished and award-winning wine writer and journalist, Co-Chairman of the Decanter World Wine Awards, and a former Chairman of the Institute of Masters of Wine (2014-16). Winner of the Robert Mondavi Winery Award for the highest overall marks in the MW Theory exam. As a writer and consultant one of her special interests is Spain and Sherry.

 

 

She is Chairman of the Gran Orden de Caballeros del Vino. She is a certified Sherry educator; and has received the awards of Dama de Albariño and Dama de Solear. Her books on Spain include ‘Seville‘, and ‘The Wines of Northern Spain‘. She is currently writing ‘The Wines of Central and Southern Spain’. Her other interests include the wines of South and North America; Greece; and the great fortified and sweet wines of the world. 

 

 

She studied Classics, and Social & Political Sciences at Cambridge University. She began her career in book publishing, and today is a Trustee of the André Simon Book Award, and a Series Editor of the Classic Wine Library. She spent a decade as Associate Editor of the BBC’s Good Food magazine, and has a strong interest in taste and flavour, and in encouraging consumers to build their own confidence in tasting. She’s a Founder Member of the Academy of Chocolate and the author of ‘Chocolate Unwrapped’. Freeman of the City of London.

 

 

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The Institute of Masters of Wine is the home of exceptional expertise in the wine world. What started 70 years ago as an exam for the UK wine trade is now a globally recognised title collectively held by a worldwide family of Masters of Wine. Today, there are over 416 MWs based in 31 countries, each making their own contribution to the world of wine. Becoming an MW means entering a unique wine community; one that brings enriching personal and professional opportunities, as well as lifelong friendships.

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