“Brave New Palate” is a portfolio of my published writing. It is also my personal wine and food blog. I have a special section where I post write-ups of visits to natural winemakers.


Who are you? 

I’m a journalist and writer, and the editor/co-founder of Terre Magazine. After living in New York for nine years, I now split time between Europe and Australia.

Who do you write for?

My articles, found in U.S. magazines such as Imbibe and Wine & Spirits and websites such as PUNCH, 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 in consumer and trade magazines and websites. I also occasionally write original content on my own blog. I champion naturally-working winemakers, innovative and passionate chefs and sommeliers, 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?

Not at the moment, thank you.

How do I reach you?

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



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  • 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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