Joelle Thomson has a well-established reputation as a leading wine writer, and her annual guide to best value wines for New Zealand consumers is eagerly awaited. Designed as the indispensable 'must-have' guide to affordable wines available in New Zealand, it will once again be crammed with useful information to help price-conscious consumers choose the best value wine. Local and international wines will be tested by Joelle, to give a comprehensive overview of the new vintage along with the highlights of the vintage year, wine news and developments and tips on the storage and serving of wines. A busy working mother, she knows exactly what people need to know to make informed choices, in their local wineshop or supermarket, and her absolutely essential wine guide will help them choose the right wine for their budget with confidence.
Since Joelle Thomson graduated from journalism school at Wellington Polytechnic, she has worked as a television copywriter, flambe-waitress, barmaid and print journalist in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Since 1994, she's had a regular weekly wine column in a variety of newspapers as well as working in magazines including FQ Entertaining, SHE, Cleo, The Australian Woman's Weekly and NZ Home & Entertaining. Wine writer for The New Zealand Herald as well as writing regularly for Air New Zealand Magazine, Urbis and other publications. Member of the British-based Circle of Wine Writers, she has judged wine and food competitions in New Zealand and Australia. She is also a Montana winning author.