At 18 I started working in a small suburban bottleshop, largely because I wanted to buy cheap beer. It was my first year of university, slogging through physics/chemistry, and a liquor shop seemed like fun. I then discovered wine, my uni degree morphed into something completely different and wine/beer took over my life.
Twenty years later and I currently spend my days wearing many (wine) hats as a writer, presenter and marketer.
You might spot my work in the likes of The Retiree, Gourmet Traveller WINE, National Liquor News or as a Lifestyle FOOD channel wine expert.
Crowned the 2009/10 WCA Wine Journalism ‘Young Gun’, I’ve judged in wine shows all over the world and have a Masters in Wine Technology & Viticulture from Melbourne University. I also have a Bachelor of Resource & Environmental Management and went to Copywriting School, purely because I just love studying (and am a masochist).
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.