When Mike Bennie isn’t wandering vineyards on the four corners of the globe, he is a freelance wine and drinks writer, journalist and presenter. A lot of his work appears in the highly regarded publication Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, he is wine/drinks editor for Australia’s leading food magazine, delicious., and he is Editor-At-Large and contributor/writer to Australia’s most interactive wine commentary website, WineFront.com.au. Mike is also a co-founder and partner in the landmark P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants, a store and education space devoted to artisan fermented, brewed and distilled products. Mike is also drinks director of the esteemed WA Good Food Guide. He is proudly a co-founder and co-director of the now retired artisan and sustainability-focused Rootstock Sydney food and wine festival. Oh, he also makes a bit of wine in Tasmania. He is prolific with his wine and drinks work, is a regular presenter at festivals, corporate and industry events, and between travels to exotic vineyards around the world, enjoys long walks on the beach with a bottle of wine (or sour beer) in his hand.