I write about wine, food and all things fabulicous on my Wine Sister blog and have also written for several online and print publications including the MamaMia Network and Home Beautiful Magazine. In my career I have worn different marketing hats from corporate PR chief at a listed company (Fosters Wine Estates, now Treasury Wine Estates) to a customer service rep answering phones and solving shipping snafus. I have worked on brands close to home and around the world including Luke Mangan (chef Sydney), The Australian Government project G’day USA (Los Angeles), Singlefile Wines (Denmark, WA), Advance Global Australians (New York), Penfolds Wines (South Australia) and Fosters Wine Estates (Australia and the USA), Bodyfit Pilates & Yoga (Gisborne).
For a very fun (and exhausting) period in the noughties, I owned a restaurant and wine bar in San Francisco. Going from seven figure corporate budgets to watching the costs of labour and linen taught me a lot about the rewards (and I won't lie, the many challenges) of owning a small business.