At 18 I started working in a small suburban bottleshop, largely to buy cheap beer. It was my first year of university, doing a degree that I didn’t really like, and a liquor shop seemed like fun. Needless to say I discovered wine, my uni degree morphed into something completely different and wine/beer took over my life.
More than fifteen years later and I currently spend my days wearing many (wine) hats, mostly as a writer, presenter and marketer.
While wearing my writer hat I contribute to the likes of The Retiree; Gourmet Traveller WINE, National Liquor News and the RAS plus I’m a Lifestyle FOOD channel wine expert.
Crowned the 2009/10 WCA Wine Journalism ‘Young Gun’, in my spare time I’m a wine judge and have a Masters in Wine Technology & Viticulture from Melbourne University.
This site (Australian Wine Review or ozwinereview for short) is dedicated to talking about wine, beer and other good things. Largely focused on Australian wine, but with a healthy dose of tasty vino from NZ, France, Italy, Spain.. oh hell, if it’s good, I’m in.
I’ve hosted and run wine events for some of the most prestigious businesses in the country including CPA Australia, BDO, PwC Australia, KPMG, Ferrier Hodgson and Wines of Argentina (via my other project The Tasting Glass), with events ranging from 8 to over 300 people. Contact me here to arrange an event.
(I use inklpay in lieu of a paywall. A small tip goes a long way to finally paying for hosting!)