Wine & Travel Writer

People, places, stories.

Writing about tech and sustainability in the wine industry is my specialty, particularly when it comes to my home country, New Zealand and my residence, Australia.

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Wine Industry Advisor: Sustainable Packaging

The Frugal Bottle. Image credit: Frugalpac An ongoing challenge for wine production relates to packaging, specifically the energy-hungry production and recycling of traditional glass bottles. Three companies are offering creative solutions to balance a preference for wine in-bottle with sustainability. Click here to read more.

Halliday magazine: Napa Valley

Caymus-Suisun Cellar Door. Image: © Simone Madden-Grey So glad to see this in print! I first wrote this pre-pandemic and then revised it after visiting Napa recently. I had a wonderful time exploring what is fast becoming a regular stop for me when I visit the US. Click here to see my recommendations, including a…

Grapegrower and Winemaker: Synthetic Biology – regulatory frameworks

Image: Australian and New Zealand Winemaker and Grapegrower April 2023 This is the second in a series of four articles for Australian and New Zealand Grapegrower and Winemaker magazine. After looking at the definition of Synthetic Biology, I turn to the regulatory framework governing biotechnology application in Australia and in the EU. I also consider…


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