Thanks for dropping by, and let me introduce myself.
I’m editor-in-chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International, a global, English-language magazine published by Meininger Verlag, one of Germany’s oldest publishing houses. My job takes me to the world’s wine regions, and lets me connect with interesting people.
As well, I’m a wine judge, and have judged in multiple competitions across Europe, as well as Georgia, and have been on the international panel of the Gourmet Traveller WINE Wine List of the Year award since 2008. I was also the 2014 and 2015 international judge of the nationally televised German Wine Queen competition.
Before I landed in Europe, I wrote for a wide range of publications, on everything from wine to spirits to oil and gas and the funeral industry. I’ve written a book on fashion for high schoolers; a quirky novel about skateboarding for boys; and a guide to direct marketing. Before I became a journalist, I worked as an advertising copywriter in blue chip agencies, doing creative copywriting and corporate communications work for clients such as Qantas, Adobe, MasterCard and more.
Greatest professional challenge? Being a European correspondent for Delicious magazine, and eating 32 French meals in four days. But I did it!
You’ll find a range of my work on this website. Some of it’s quite old now, but I’ve posted it here either because it’s an evergreen article, or just because I had fun doing it. The date it was published is at the end of the article.
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