All photos of Carolyn on this site are shot by Tim Leyes, and her makeup and hair is by Jessica Haisinger.

All photos of Carolyn on this site are shot by Tim Leyes, and her makeup and hair is by Jessica Haisinger.

Carolyn is the wine columnist for The Toronto Star newspaper, and her work is syndicated through a number of other daily papers. She also travels the world filming her own television show, The Wine Find.  Segments of that show have aired on CNN International to an audience of 200 million households outside the US and hotel rooms in more than 190 countries. Watch a sample segment here: https://vimeo.com/224187828

As well as penning her weekly column and filming The Wine Find, she contributes seasonally to Taste Magazine in British Columbia and tastes constantly to find readers and viewers their next great bottles.

Carolyn received her Dipoma level qualification from the Wine and Spirit Trust in London England, she has written two successful wine books, and she is a longstanding member of the Circle of Wine Writers in the U.K.  Over the years, she has appeared on CNN International, BON TV (China), GoingGlobalTV.com, Canada AM, and CITY-TV; she has been a guest on radio stations all over the United States; and she has written for DecanterWine SpectatorWine & Spirit InternationalThe Times (London), Maclean’sQuench magazine and others. She is also a seasoned wine educator, judge, and media personality with 15 years of wine journalism experience.  

In short, she spends her time tasting wine and telling it like it is. And her message is simple: Living well doesn’t have to be pricey or pretentious. Just takes a little know-how, and maybe a corkscrew.

Contact her at

Twitter: @thewinefind

Instagram: carolynevanshammond

Email: carolyn@carolynevanshammond.com