Wine authority Julie Pegg, who has been writing as realfoodtraveler.com’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.
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 realfoodtraveler.com 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!