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Julie Pegg Named RFT’s Wine & Spirits Editor

Julie Pegg Wine Expert Canada

Wine authority Julie Pegg, who has been writing as’s Wine Editor, Canada, for some time now, has been promoted to Wine & Spirits Editor, Canada.

Readers who love wine know Julie’s stories about wine to be informative, entertaining, and, at times, funny and irreverent. Always the teacher, Julie’s goal is to make drinking and enjoying more approachable for readers. She believes, like all of us here at RFT, that you don’t have to be an expert to learn more and enjoy great wine and food. And we can always count on Julie to tell us her opinion. Those of us who read and love her work have come to depend on her knowledge and her recommendations for buying and enjoying wines.white wine sparkles

However, Julie is also knowledgeable about spirits. She’s proved she’s got the chops to be RFT’s Wine & Spirits Editor by writting a number of stories for realfoodtraveler about hard liquors, including “Canadian Whiskey: beer, back-bacon, plaid shirts, pucks, toques—rue whisky, eh?” “Irish Whiskey: Malted, Unmalted, and Boubon,” and “Scotch Whiskey A Winter Toe-Warmer,” among others.

Julie’s love and knowledge of both wines and spirits comes from hard work. She served for 24 years on the British Columbia Liquor Board, 14 of those as a product consultant. She contributed to the best-selling book, Island Wineries of British Columbia, which won the 2011 Gourmand International Wine Books Award for Canada. She travels frequently to destinations, sipping and savoring wines and spirits for and Eat magazine. She also keeps her hand in at a specialty wine shop in Vancouver.

Please welcome Julie in her knew role as Wine & Spirits Editor, Canada. Congrats Julie!

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Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at

2 thoughts on “Julie Pegg Named RFT’s Wine & Spirits Editor

  1. linda eckhardt

    Congratulations. This sounds like a fabulous addition to your winning website. All the best.

    Linda Eckhardt
    James Beard award winning cookbook author
    Editor/Founder Everybody Eats News

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