DWWA judge profile: Michaela Morris

Michaela Morris is a judge at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA)

Michaela Morris
Michaela Morris

Michaela Morris

Michaela Morris is an international wine writer, educator, judge and speaker based in Vancouver, Canada, with frequent engagements in Italy.

Besides writing for several Canadian publications including Taste and Quench, Michaela contributes to Meininger’s Wine Business International and Decanter online and print magazines.


  • Tignanello wines rated: Eight vintages from 1997 to 2013

  • Tasting Conti Costanti: Eight vintages compared

  • Elvio Cogno Barolo: Tasting the Ravera cru

  • Top Jesi restaurants

  • Le Marche wineries to visit


She was one of the first certified Italian Wine Experts through the Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) in 2015 and co-created the curriculum for VIA’s Italian Wine Maestro course. Michaela also holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s (WSET) Diploma and is currently a 2nd stage student of the Institute of Masters of Wine.

With 20 years’ experience in the wine industry, Michaela has worked as an importer, ran the Bordeaux en primeur campaign for a private retailer and co-owned her own company offering private and public wine tastings, as well as cellar management for collectors.


  • Gianni Brunelli: A Brunello vertical

  • Salicutti Brunello vertical: The past, present and future

  • Brunello di Montalcino 2013: Report and top wines

  • Brunello Riserva 2012: Report & Top wines

  • Chianti Classico 2017: A first look

  • Chianti Classico new releases – Full report & top wines

  • GD Vajra’s Bricco delle Viole: Tasting 2004-2014

  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2015 preview


Follow Michaela on Twitter: @MichaelaWine

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