Carol Forest is a wine journalist based in HK and France, whose articles are currently featured on Tatler Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine , AppleDaily (page view :100million+ / month) , she also focus on writing for her own website, CarolForest.com, as well as her own wine experience company The Hedonist which she hosts tastings, wine consulting for wineries and importers.
Forest has been a freelance columnist since 2007. It was all started when a Hong Kong magazine invited her to be a new female figure for the magazine given her love of wine around the world. She joined as a columnist wrote for the Styles, Travel and Wine & Dining sections and launched CarolForest.com which she blogs and shares her wine and travel experience. Her blog is 100% non-commercial meaning she is not working with any brands nor merchants in order to remain objective in her wine view.
In fact, Forest did not start off as a journalist at the beginning of her career. After graduate from the Business School of University of Michigan, she joined UBS as a management trainee traveling between USA/HK/Singapore/Australia, she then became a stock trader after her 3 years with UBS. Spending 6 years in Finance, she decided to quit finance and became a professional makeup artist, at the same time, the International Creative Director for Esprit on their cosmetic division also having London agency representing her artistry in Europe. In 2005, Forest moved to Paris and took her Master in Design Studies at the renowned design school Central Saint Martin in London before she became a full-time wine journalist.
Forest travels around the world for wineries and tasting events.
She believes great wine is an expression of land and culture, aside from the juice itself, it’s important to meet the people who grow the grapes and make the wine, to paired with the food of the region and to understand the community. She lives part of her every year in Biarritz which is a stone’s throw away from Bordeaux and San Sebestian.
Besides wine journalism, Carol created The Hedonist, a wine consulting company that aim to build a closer bridge between wine lovers and great wines in the world .