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Joanna

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Joanna writes and talks about wine and food - really well! Wine especially, and matching wine and food as a bit of a speciality.She's been sniffing, sip ping, spit ting, eat ing and drink ing for a living since the 1980s, and loves it, but some times make out that standing around in a freezing cold cellar tasting tannic red wines, or blind- tasting 100+ wines a day, is hard work.

Joanna did a 22- year stint as wine critic of The Sun­day Times, picking up var­i­ous awards for mag­a­zine and news­pa­per arti­cles as well as for her books, and for five of those years, she was also one of The Sunday Times' teams of cook­ery writ­ers.

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She's the co-founder of The Wine Gang and was wine & food editor of House & Garden from 2009 until February 2016. The latter was a huge amount of fun, but didn't give much time for writing and travelling, so then handed over the food editor reins in March 2016 but continues to do wine recommendations for House & Garden online.

 Joanna does a fair bit of competition judging, including The Great British Savoury Chocolate...

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