Who I am is not particularly important, or to be fair, interesting. It’s not exactly a secret, but this blog and the opinions expressed are completely separate from who I am and what I do professionally, and I would prefer to keep it that way. If you’re curious, feel free to ask.
That said, there are some things about me that are pertinent to the writing I do, and so I’ll list a few of them here. I am a Wine and Spirits Education Trust Diploma Graduate and Certified Instructor, as well as an Associate Member of the Institute of Wines & Spirits. I’ve worked three vintages in the Adelaide Hills with most of my time spent in the winery, though with more than a fair few dawn starts in the vineyard. I’ve travelled through quite a few New World wine regions in California, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, in addition to a big trip through most of the major regions of France.
So while none of the above makes me an expert, I like to think I’m committed to the study of wine, and while this isn’t always a serious blog, I do take wine seriously.