Welcome to Episode 1244 in which Marc Millon interviews Amanda Barnes award winning wine and travel writer in this installment of Wine, Food & Travel with Marc Millon on the Italian Wine Podcast.
More about today’s guest:
Amanda is a sought-after specialist with in-depth and expert knowledge in the South American wine and travel scene, although frequently found researching and writing internationally too. Author of the South America Wine Guide and regular correspondent for leading international wine and travel magazines, newspapers and books.
Writer & Journalist
Amanda is an award-winning wine and travel writer with over 15 years of experience writing for newspapers, magazines, guides and books. She is also an established communicator and presenter with an extensive repertoire working in video, web, radio and live presentations, including masterclasses and seminars. She is also Editor of the Circle of Wine Writers’ publication, The Circular, since 2017, and won a scholarship to study to become a Master of Wine (since 2019).
South America Wine Guide
Amanda is the author and creator of the South America Wine Guide: the essential guide to the wines and wine regions of Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Uruguay, Bolivia and Peru, published as a print book in 2021 and online since 2012.
Around the World in 80 Harvests
Amanda is creator of global wine adventure, Around the World in 80 Harvests, through which she is visiting 80 wine regions in 42 countries over 5 continents and exploring what makes each region and their wines unique.
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More about the host Marc Millon:
Marc Millon, VIA Italian Wine Ambassador 2021, has been travelling, eating, drinking, learning and writing about wine, food and travel for nearly 40 years. Born in Mexico, with a mother from Hawaii via Korea and an anthropologist father from New York via Paris, he was weaned on exotic and delicious foods. Marc and his photographer wife Kim are the authors of 14 books including a pioneering series of illustrated wine-food-travel books: The Wine Roads of Europe, The Wine Roads of France, The Wine Roads of Italy (Premio Barbi Colombini), and The Wine Roads of Spain. Other titles include The Wine and Food of Europe, The Food Lovers’ Companion Italy, The Food Lovers’ Companion France, Wine, a global history. Marc regularly lectures and hosts gastronomic cultural tours to Italy and France with Martin Randall Travel, the UK’s leading cultural travel specialist. He is soon to begin a regular series on Italian Wine Podcast, ‘Wine, food and travel with Marc Millon’. When not on the road Marc lives on the River Exe in Devon, England
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