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. He is proudly a co-founder and co-director of the now retired artisan and sustainability-focused Rootstock Sydney food and wine festival. 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 co-founder of the revolutionary wine, beer, spirit and non-alcoholic beverage celebration that is the Drink Easy Awards. He is prolific with his wine work, is a regular presenter at 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.