Joelle Thomson

Wine writer and award winning wine author

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Writers share their trade secrets

Hamilton Book Month is here and I am flattered to be taking part as the panel chair with a bunch of fellow wine writers at the Hamilton Beer & Wine Co next Wednesday 18 August from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

If you’ve ever wondered how an accountant becomes a wine writer or how a wine writer remains sober during day time hours, pop along and join us. Bookings are required for this event, which will see four of us chat about our best two wines up to $35 in value – and share them with those who come along. And we’ll also share a few trade secrets along the way. The eight wines we taste (and drink) on the night will be available for purchase in the store following the panel discussion and chat. We’ll be fielding questions, enjoying wines and chatting honestly about the day in a life of a wine writer.

The other wine writers taking part, who will all be interviewed by yours truly are Bob Campbell MW (Master of Wine), Michael Cooper and Yvonne Lorkin.

More about Hamilton Book Month here.

Book tickets to this event here.