I've been a writer and editor for over 20 years, turning an array of obsessions – with wine, art, food, film and the correct positioning of adjectives – into prose that varies in style and subject matter but never in quality. I was Metro's Film Critic and Time Out's Features Editor; Guides Editor for the Guardian and Editor of Metropolitan, the trilingual consumer magazine on Eurostar. More recently, I was in charge of editorial strategy for Save the Children, working within the Brand & Marketing Department on cross-channel content that might involve literacy programmes in Pakistan or climate change initiatives around the world.
I've crossed the Mediterranean by ferry and made a luxury barge in Burgundy my temporary home, but I've also written about the devastation that Typhoon Haiyan caused in the Philippines and edited a report (which won a Communicator Award) on hunger resulting from the Syrian conflict.
I write an award-winning wine column for the New Statesman, another for The Times's luxury magazine Luxx and a travel and lifestyle column for Club Oenologique, and am a regular contributor to Travel + Leisure magazine; I also voyage intrepidly, or at least avidly, for Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveller, National Geographic Traveller and others. I give talks, consult on wine lists and host fun, informal wine-matching dinners in restaurants and other venues.
My first book, The Wandering Vine: Wine, The Romans and Me, was published by Bloomsbury in 2018 and awarded the Louis Roederer Wine Book of the Year that September and the Fortnum & Mason Debut Drink Book of the Year in May 2019.
Whenever possible, I travel with my husband, William Craig Moyes, who takes beautiful photographs for my articles. You can see more of his work here.
Guild of Food Writers Drink Writer of the Year 2020
Fortnum & Mason Drink Writer of the Year 2018
Fortnum & Mason Drink Writer of the Year 2014
Louis Roederer International Wine Columnist of the Year 2014
Fortnum & Mason Debut Drink Book of the Year 2019
Louis Roederer Wine Book
of the Year 2018
Louis Roederer Food & Wine Writer of the Year 2016
Communicators Award of Distinction 2014