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About Us

Thank you all for the big wave of support for our Real Reviews initiative! Meet The Real Review, the next step in our alliance and your go-to place online for:

  • Authentic, unbiased opinion on the most interesting current wines in Australia and New Zealand
  • Cellar Talk wines, including Wines and Buys of the week and monthly Top Drops
  • Insightful commentary and news about wine and food
  • Food and restaurant trends relevant to the wine loving Australian and New Zealander

We hope you enjoy The Real Review!

Bob Campbell MW

Bob Campbell MW

Principal Wine Writer
New Zealand

Bob Campbell MW was the second wine writer in the world (after Jancis Robinson) to become a Master of Wine. He estimates tasting over 100,000 wines since he began to formally record tasting notes. He is regarded as "Mr New Zealand Wine" within New Zealand and around the globe.

Huon Hooke

Huon Hooke

Principal Wine Writer
Australia

Huon Hooke is a leading Australian wine expert, critic and show judge, best known for his weekly columns in Sydney Morning Herald Good Food, and is contributing editor, tasting panel member and columnist at Gourmet Traveller WINE.

Guy Griffin

Principal Food Writer
Sydney

Guy Griffin has been writing about food and wine for more than twenty years. From 1997 to 2004, he was Australian Gourmet Traveller’s national and then NSW restaurant critic, was the reviewer for Fairfax Media’s the(sydney) magazine for a decade from 2004 and is a senior reviewer with the Good Food Guide as well as working with Tourism Australia and Australian Gourmet Traveller.

Toni Paterson MW

Toni Paterson MW

Wine Writer
Australia

Toni Paterson MW is a highly experienced wine professional with over twenty years’ experience and training in science and winemaking. She is Drinks Writer for Australian House and Garden magazine, a contributor and tasting panelist for Gourmet Traveller WINE, and has authored three wine guides.

Stephanie Clifford-Smith

Stephanie Clifford-Smith

Food Writer
Sydney

Stephanie Clifford-Smith is a food writer and author. She co-edited the Sydney Eats restaurant guide for three years and now reviews for many guides including the Good Food Guide. Her work appears regularly in the Sydney Morning Herald and she’s also been published in The Australian, Qantas magazine, Australian Traveller, The Sun Herald, The Herald Sun, The Age, Voyeur and is widely syndicated.