Julia Harding

Julia Harding MW

Julia, as senior editor and staff writer, has been a key member of the team for 20 years and has been crucial to maintaining the high editorial standards of this site. Her qualifications are exceptional as you can see here. A top pass in the punishing Master of Wine exams (she passed first time with flying colours, and gained a distinction for her dissertation), she is particularly up to speed on oenological and viticultural matters and has been much in demand as a mentor for Master of Wine students. She has won many awards for her writing, including the Masters of Wine Noval Award for Excellence in Communication (2007); the Chairman’s Award in the Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards (2009), Portuguese Wine Writer of the Year (2012); and was shortlisted for the Roederer Award for Online Communicator (2014 and 2017) and named Wines of Portugal Personality of 2022. She is also the author, with José Vouillamoz and Jancis, of the multi-award-winning Wine Grapes; the maps editor for the 7th and 8th editions of the World Atlas of Wine; and became lead editor of the Oxford Companion to Wine with the 5th edition (published in 2023), after having co-edited with Jancis the 3rd and 4th editions.

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