The English journalist Julia Harding studied modern languages (French and German) in Cambridge and then worked as a lecturer for many years. In 2001 she completed an apprenticeship at WSET (Wine & Spirit Education Trust) with the diploma. Afterwards, she worked for the British supermarket chain "Waitrose" in the field of wine. Since 2005 she is assistant to Jancis Robinson; the publisher of the "Oxford Companion to Wine". In this work, she was at the third edition for the update of all entries regarding oenology and viticulture responsible. The exams for the award of the Master of Wine were completed by her in record time and in 2004 with the appointment for MW completed. In this context, she received the "Robert Mondavi Award "for the best theory work.
The author team Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and Dr. José Vouillamoz published in 2012 the work " Wine Grapes - a complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties ". Harding was responsible for the statistics on grape varieties and for identifying the most important producers per grape variety. Her achievements include "Masters of Wine Noval Awards for Excellence in Communication" (2007), "Masters of Wine Noval Award for Excellence in Communication" (2007), "Chairman's Award, Louis Roederer International Wine Writers 'Awards "(2009)," Every major wine book prize for Wine Grapes "(2012) and" Shortlisted, Louis Roederer International Wine Writers' Awards, Online Communicator "(2014).
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