Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes

Amanda Barnes is a British wine journalist who has been eating, drinking and rolling her Rs around South America's wine regions for the last five years. With WSET3 under her belt and a diploma on its way, she is a happy hostage in the world of wine writing freelance for wine and travel publications in both hemispheres. Amanda has tried over 500 Malbecs, eaten over 600 Chilean oysters and still has a functioning liver and kidneys (as far as she knows). You can follow her twitter @amanda_tweeter.

  1. With the Olympics in Brazil the Spotlight is on Brazilian Wine

    With the Olympics in Brazil the Spotlight is on Brazilian Wine

    Amanda Barnes visits the Vale dos Vinhedos in the far south of Brazil, where the locals speak an old Italian dialect and the rolling hills look more like Tuscany than the famous humpbacked Pao de Azucar hill that frames every postcard image of Rio de Janeiro.
  2. Argentina: The New Wave Of Malbec Producers

    Argentina: The New Wave Of Malbec Producers

    While Malbec still reigns supreme in Argentina, there are a host of new up-and-coming producers who are putting a different foot forward in the market and showing that there are many more varieties to discover.
  3. Around the World in 80 Harvests: where would you go?

    Around the World in 80 Harvests: where would you go?

    Wine journalist Amanda Barnes has just launched a wine kickstarter, Around the World in 80 Harvests, where she plans to write an interactive wine book documenting the harvests of 80 wine regions around the world.
  4. The New Chile Wine: Producers Behind a Revolution in Taste

    The New Chile Wine: Producers Behind a Revolution in Taste

    It seems every week you can read an article about the ‘new’ Chile, and with good reason - the country’s viticulture is diversifying and changing at a mind-boggling rate.
  5. Bring South America Home with These Wines and Empanadas

    Bring South America Home with These Wines and Empanadas

    One of my favorite dinner parties to throw is an empanada party — you can let your imagination run wild with playful pairings.
  6. 5 South American Countries You Need to Visit, and Why

    5 South American Countries You Need to Visit, and Why

    Where else in the world can you find glaciers, jungles, extreme deserts, and high altitude mountains all within one continent?
  7. These Wines Will Keep You Going All Holiday Season

    These Wines Will Keep You Going All Holiday Season

    As we gear up for the fortnight-long bender, you’ll want to stock your cellar and fridge up with wines for almost every occasion.
  8. The Perfect Wine Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Feast

    The Perfect Wine Pairings for Your Thanksgiving Feast

    One of the most anticipated events of the year, this is a tough holiday for the noble bottle of wine!
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