Not only is Mike Bennie one of the most prolific freelance wine and drinks writers in the Southern Hemisphere, with articles regularly appearing in Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine, Delicious magazine, Voyeur Virgin Airlines magazine, The Sun-Herald Sunday Delicious magazine, the Sydney Morning Herald, Men’s Style magazine, Wine Business magazine, and, of course, Winefront.com.au, Australia’s most interactive wine commentary website where he is Editor-At-Large. He may sport a baseball cap and whiskers, yet having worked in practically every single aspect of the wine business over the years, his writing style is authoritative, and his research much respected around the world.
Mike is also actively involved in wine judging all over the globe, is a graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial and was one of the most popular speakers at Pinot Noir NZ 2013. He is proudly a co-founder and co-director of the massively popular artisan-and-sustainability-focused Rootstock Sydney food and wine festival, and is an in-demand presenter at corporate and industry events.
Mike, 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.