Wine book author and critic Carolyn Evans Hammond first fell in love with wine during her first trip to France many moons ago when she picnicked in the vineyards of the Cotes du Rhone. Now she makes wine accessible with her witty and light approach to the topic.
Carolyn's latest book, Good Better Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wine, is the first book to rank the best-selling wines in North America by price and grape variety, with tasting notes and bottle images (April, 2010, $12.95, Alpha Books). Within weeks of release, it soared to #1 wine book at Amazon.ca and the #2 one at Amazon.com. It's available at bookstores everywhere. Watch the trailer at http://www.goodbetterbestwines.com
Her first book, 1000 Best Wine Secrets, is a fascinating compilation of trade secrets designed to illuminate the topic and help wine drinkers make more satisfying wine choices. It too is a best-seller, earning critical acclaim and international distribution (October, 2006, $12.95, Sourcebooks, Inc).
As well as an author, Carolyn's reviews and critical articles have appeared in such eminent magazines as Decanter, and Wine & Spirit International in the United Kingdom, as well as Maclean's, Taste, and Tidings in Canada. She issues a weekly newsletter; publishes a blog on her website--http://www.wine-tribune.com, http://www.besteveryou.com, and http://www.amazon.com; runs a Facebook wine club, twitters, and conducts seminars and private consultations.
Constantly learning, Carolyn spends much of her time tasting wine and meeting with winemakers and other industry professionals. She is a member of the Wine Writers' Circle of Canada; she holds a Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in the UK; and she earned a BA from York University where she studied English and Philosophy. She has lived in many cities in North America and Europe, and now resides in Toronto, where she was born.