Inside the Chinese Wine Industry – Official Book Trailer

While working as a freelance writer, I started writing for an online Chinese travel blog and learning about the Chinese wine industry. I became completely fascinated with the subject. It was amazing to see Chinese history and culture through the prism of wine, and from that viewpoint, something emerged that became a life-changing obsession. I […]

Jay McInerney’s Love of Wine has Shaped his Career as an Author

Jay McIrney

Jay McInerney has had a successful writing career in both fiction and non-fiction. It is particularly fascinating how this celebrated novelist decided to turn to wine writing later in life. He has an interesting perspective on how wine has influenced his writing and the development of his fictions. He states that wine and writing have […]

Goodreads Giveaway for Inside the Chinese Wine Industry

cover of Inside the Chinese Wine Industry

I would like to let everyone know that my book Inside the Chinese Wine Industry is currently available for a Goodreads Giveaway. I will be giving away 30 FREE copies. Sign up as soon as you can because the giveaway ends on October 25, 2018. To participate, simply click the link below: Enter to win […]

Ten Useful Wine Terms to Know

decanter and wine bottle

Wine has been a passion and great pleasure in my life for many years. However, I felt that most wine connoisseurs were pretentious, and this can turn many people off. I chose to spend my time drinking wine rather than getting knee deep in the jargon and worrying about describing my experience. For me, having […]

A US American Author in Scandinavia Part 3

statue of lion in Sweden

Some might say that Scandinavians have the potential to be a “happy” place where people are productive even though they are not trying to get rich quick with a laid-back attitude because they are insular and homogenous. In fact, proportionately, they have been very generous about letting people in from other countries. In a statistic […]

A US American Author in Scandinavia Part 2

There are many reasons for the unbridled happiness in Scandinavia that I mentioned in Part 1. It is trendy to point to hygge (Hoo-gah) as an easy answer to why Danes, for example, are all so damn happy. Although there is truth to this (from one who has experienced it first-hand, hygge is great and […]