Over the years writing on wine has lost its way as the old ‘grapes-vineyard-shopping list’ format has been rejected by switched-on newspaper editors who have either chopped the columns or drastically reduced the column inches. It doesn’t have to be like that; there’s a great wine story out there and lots of different ways to tell it.

Linking wine and football, my ‘Footballers’ Wines’ column written for the Daily Telegraph with Television and Radio presenter Adrian Chiles, brought a new audience to wine, as did my wine and rugby column for the Telegraph during the Rugby World Cup. An article for ‘Harpers’ also linked wine to rugby during the ‘Six Nations’.

My ‘Partners in Wine’ column, in association with Gordon Ramsay’s Culinary Academy appears fortnightly in 15 Surrey Advertiser newspapers ; just part of my fresh, upbeat,entertaining, no nonsense approach to writing on wine for regional, online, national and international newspapers and magazines.

My regular column for snooth.com, the online wine website, shares my travels through the world’s vineyards with an international readership whilst my ‘No Bull Wine’ column in foyer MAGAZINE, London’s Premier Lifestyle Magazine, does exactly what it says in the title!

John has also contributed to...

The Sunday Times

Drinks International

The Sydney Morning Herald

Caterer & Hotelkeeper


Square Meal

Blue Skies Magazine

Daily Express



Easyjet Traveller Magazine

Style Magazine

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