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Wine writer, owner of WineFolio

David Walker Bell

I’ve been known to be called a ‘teller of stories’ – hopefully in a good way… I’ve worked in publishing my whole career – in the UK I penned restaurant reviews (sometimes fondly regarded as the ‘best job in journalism’); and since moving to New Zealand in 2003, my day job is tourism publishing. In the last couple of years, I’ve been to performances by the Royal Ballet and Stormzy (separately) and I have also tasted many of what I would regard as New Zealand’s GREAT wines. Having then been persuaded by friends and family that as my passion is New Zealand wine, I should be devoting more time to writing about, and promoting the amazing wines and wineries we have to offer here… I am. Not just what is in the bottle, but the stories behind those wines, and the sensational experience that can be had through visiting the vineyards and cellar doors… more often that not, in some of New Zealand’s most gorgeous locations.​


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