Date an MW: 2011
Based in: Germany
Caro Maurer is journalist. Born and raised in Bavaria, she studied Science of Communication in Munich and finished as Master of Arts. She started her career as a correspondent in New York and Los Angeles. After returning to Germany she first worked as editor for the German edition of Forbes magazine, followed by Die Welt (The World), a nationwide newspaper, both times responsible for the lifestyle section, including food and wine. Since the early 1990s she has worked as a freelance writer, fully concentrating on food and wine, the latter becoming her major subject. She finished the WSET diploma level five as Germany's top student. Now she shares her working time between the General-Anzeiger, the daily newspaper in Bonn, responsible for the food and wine section, and as a writer for the two magazines Der Feinschmecker (The Gourmet) and Fine, the German edition of the wine magazine. When she is not writing, tasting or drinking, her secret passion is playing a very old traditional Bavarian card game, Schafkopf (sheep's head), with three other Bavarian expatriates in a hidden cosy inn in Bonn.