On moving to Aberdeen, she managed a deli and took her enjoyment of wine to a formal level by working her way through the WSET Courses.
Carol Brown AIWS is a member of the Association of Wine Educators and the Circle of Wine Writers.
Since completing her WSET Diploma in 1996, she has been talking,teaching, tasting and writing about wine in Aberdeen and around Scotland.
Originally from the Victorian seaside resort of Southport in the North West of England, she studied Hospitality Management at colleges in Southport and Blackpool . After a spell working for Boddingtons in Manchester, she moved to Guernsey for four years. With the abundance of great restaurants on the island, she developed her love of food and wine.
Carol is now an Approved Programme Provider and tutor for the WSET. She also offers Wine Education Service courses and workshops as well as hosting Gourmet Wine Dinners and Corporate Entertainment events.
She founded the Aberdeen Wine Appreciators Tasting Group in 1999.
A freelance writer, she has regular columns in the Aberdeen based Gazette Magazine, Savour the North East and Business Now and has had regular features over a number of years in the Inverness based Highland Life Magazine and Aberdeen based Trend. She was also the weekly wine columist for the Press and Journal from 1999-2009 and rejoined the P & J in November 2013 to write a monthly column.
Carol is widely travelled around the wine world having visited regions across France, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany, Austria,Hungary, Madeira, Chile, California, South Africa and Lebanon and does think that she probably has the best job in the world.
She was a UK finalist in the European Champagne Ambassadors Awards 2006 and is a Certified Sherry Educator.
Carol was also a finalist in the Creative Minds category at Trend's 2014 Life with Style Awards.