I have had a very busy month so apologies for not posting, I have a couple of recipes in the works so check back next week.
Firstly, I have finished working in the wine trade. This is something I have been thinking about for a very long time. I loved it but I have always wanted to spend more time writing about wine and working in the trade just brought too many conflicts of interest to do it justice. I sold NZ wines, sold products to wineries, and had many customers all of whom my writing affected either positively or negatively. These things became a little hard to balance so I really pulled back.
So I have started a job with a really cool tech firm called CoreLogic selling a suite of tech products, largely SAAS. It is fun, different and a challenge, different to anything I have done before.
But I am burying the lead. I have just been appointed as editor of Eat New Zealand, a brand new online publication that I mentioned over on XYDrinks. It was originally scheduled to launch early this year but it will now launch in September. It is an online magazine that we will be sending out to subscribers devices every month. This format allows us to create a high quality publication that will be able to compete with other premium publications on the market affordably and while there will be advertising, you won't be bombarded by it. This is a plus both for readers and for potential advertisers as they really get bang for buck. If you are interested in any opportunities here - get in touch. But you know what I'm gonna say now - click on to EatMag.co.nz and subscribe. Its free and I promise you will all love it.
I will also be doing a lot more tastings and other events. Keep a look out on Wellington Foodies for a couple of awesome events coming up. If you are a cheese lover, you will go ga ga! I am also hosting this amazing Spiegelau Glassware tasting at Beervana, it will be a blast AND you get to take a set of glasses away.
There are a few more extremely exciting things in the works so keep an eye on my twitter, especially around mid-July. This is a very important thing for both me and the drinks industry in New Zealand and I will be calling in all of my favours to make it happen!