Carolyn Evans Hammond 2004


Internationally-recognized wine writer and media personality Carolyn Evans Hammond 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 Evans Hammond is a two-time bestselling wine book author, the wine columnist for The Toronto Star, and a seasoned wine judge. She believes living well doesn’t have to be pricey or pretentious. Just takes a little know-how, and maybe a corkscrew.

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 earned critical acclaim and international distribution.

Her second book, Good Better Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular ranks the best-selling wines in the United States up to $15US. It was an instant success, and she released the 2nd edition of the book in 2018.

Over the past 15 years, she has appeared on CNN International, BON TV (China),, Canada AM, and CITY-TV; she has been a guest on radio stations all over the United States; and she has written for top publications including Decanter, Wine Spectator, Wine & Spirit International, The Times (London), Maclean’s, Quench, Taste magazine and others.

Constantly learning, Carolyn spends much of her time tasting wine, traveling to wine regions, and meeting with winemakers. She is a longstanding member of the Circle of Wine Writers, holds the Diploma from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in the UK, and earned a BA fro 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.

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