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Natasha Hughes MW

Natasha Hughes MW

Became an MW 2014

Based in United Kingdom

Languages English, French


Natasha Hughes is a freelance wine and food writer, consultant and educator. Her exploration of the world of wine began when she ran a catering company part-time while at university. It blossomed on her return to London, after six years spent working in TV production and publishing in Australia, when she became deputy editor for Decanter online, the website of the UK's leading consumer wine magazine. On leaving the magazine in 2001, Natasha began a successful and diverse career that has included writing for some of the world's most respected magazines and websites, and is a columnist for Vinosity, the online magazine from the Academie du Vin Library. In addition to writing, she consults for businesses and private clients and hosting seminars and tastings for members of the trade and the public. Her love of, and skill with, food and knowledge of the on-trade has led to stints as a restaurant reviewer, as well as consultancy work for a number of restaurants. Natasha also judges at wine competitions around the world, and is currently researching her first solo book, on the wines of Beaujolais. She graduated in 2014, winning four out of the seven available awards that year, including the Outstanding Achievement Award for best overall performance in the exams.

Primary area(s) of work: Strategy, Communication

Industry sector(s): Author, Broadcasting, Consultant, Educator, Events, Journalism, Marketing, On trade, Project management, Wine business strategy, Wine judge, Wine tourism

Wine styles: Champagne, English sparkling wines, Fine and rare wines, Fortified wines, Natural, Orange wines, Sherry, Sparkling wine, Still red, Still rosé, Still white, Still wines, Sweet wines, VDN

Wine region expertise: Alsace, Argentina, Australia, Bordeaux, Burgundy, California, Champagne, Chile, France, Greece, Hawke's Bay, Hungary, Hungary Tokaj, Israel, Italy, Jerez, Languedoc, Lebanon, Loire, New Zealand, Oregon, Piedmont, Rhone, Rioja, Roussillon, Sicily, South Africa, South Australia, South-West France, Spain, Tasmania, USA, Victoria, Western Australia

Market expertise: United Kingdom

Specialisms: Branding, Broadcasting, Direct to consumer, Events, Food and wine pairing, History of wine, HORECA, Identifying and meeting consumer demand, Marketing wine, Events, Restaurant wines, Routes to market, TV, Wine tourism, Wine judging