mike bennie

Mike Bennie is a freelance wine and drinks writer and journalist, wine judge and presenter based in Sydney, Australia. Mike is the Editor-At-Large and contributor to the highly respected online wine commentary website WineFront.com.au and a columnist/feature writer for benchmark publication Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine. He is currently wine/drinks editor for delicious. magazine and his work has also appeared in Sun-Herald Style Magazine, Time Out Magazine Sydney and Melbourne, Sydney Morning Herald/The Age’s Good Food section, Men’s Style magazine, Women’s Health, Wine Business Magazine Australia, Meininger’s Wine Business International magazine (Europe), Harper’s Wine & Spirits (UK), Decanter (UK) amongst other publications. Mike is also an active wine judge in Australia and overseas, and a graduate of the prestigious Len Evans Tutorial. Mike was named Wine Communicator’s of Australia Digital Wine Communicator of the Year 2013. Mike and friends established and co-direct Rootstock Sydney, Australia’s first sustainable and artisan wine and produce fair. He is a regular presenter at public and industry events, and between travels to exotic vineyards around the world, enjoys long walks on the beach with a bottle of wine in his hand.