this photo + header on home page, by Katie June Burton

“brave new palate” is a portfolio of my writing, as well as my personal wine and food blog. Here, I publish links to my stories in various media outlets, and write original posts, including write-ups of visits to natural winemakers, all with the goal of documenting this incredible drinking + eating culture that we are living in.


Who are you? 

I’m a writer, and wine and food are my principal subjects. I also teach wine classes with the good folks at Murray’s Cheese. Background: I grew up in Arlington, VA, went to college in Virginia, and moved to New York 8 (!) years ago to study anthropology at The New School. At some point, I pivoted, and decided to become a writer instead of pursuing academia–and many writing workshops and lots of schmoozing later, here I am, traveling, eating, drinking, and writing constantly. That’s the short version, you’ll have to open a bottle of something good to get the longer one.

Who do you write for?

My articles reach a wide range of audiences–both those who are curious about wine and food, and industry professionals. See here for an always-expanding list of my recent articles. I occasionally write original content on my own blog. I champion small producers, innovative chefs, and big questions.

Where did you get trained to write about wine and food?

By consuming and selling it, mostly. I worked as a daytime server at Reynard, then transitioned to retail and worked for 8 months at Uva Wines, both in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Meanwhile, I went to a lot of industry tastings and asked questions, and then started doing journalism.

Do you accept wine / spirit samples?

Yes, with discretion. Typically, though, I reach out to producers who interest me for samples.

How do I reach you?

Full name at gmail. Also, I’m on Twitter and Instagram.



One thought on “about

  • Thank you for your article in The Nation. There are many of us out here in other cities, working day jobs, who are totally supporting the Occupy Movement, even though we can’t be there. i found your article extremely moving, as I have since the day the first Occupy happened, and then spread around the globe. It’s amazing, really…and tremendously heartening.

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