Sarah Ahmed

Decanter Magazine, Portugal Expert & DWWA Regional Chair for Portugal

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, since 2006, Ahmed has contributed on Portugal, Port and Madeira to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book.

She consulted on Portugal for the seventh and eighth editions of The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson MW, and has contributed on Portugal for the 4th & 5th editions of Jancis Robinson MW’s and Julia Harding MW's The Oxford Companion to Wine.

In 2013, she was admitted to the rank of Cavaleiro of the Confraria do Vinho do Porto for her commitment and contribution to Port wine.

She is also a consultant for Bar Douro and FESTA wines in London.

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