Caroline Gilby MW has been visiting the Balkan countries for over 20 years since becoming the first major buyer to ship wines from there for Augustus Barnet off-licences. She has a doctorate in plant biology but abandoned life behind the microscope for a career in wine soon after winning the Decanter-Macallan Malt Whisky Taster of the Year Award while a student.
Caroline passed her MW in 1992 then spent seven years as a senior wine buyer before switching to a career as freelance writer and consultant, specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. She contributes to Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Guide, and has written for Dorling Kindersley’s Wines of the World, The Oxford Companion to Wine, The Wine Opus and Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report, as well as for various websites and magazines.
Caroline Gilby MW will be leading
Wines of Croatia Grand Tasting
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