About this Site
When I moved to Korea in 2005, there was no information in English on the wines available, decent wine bars and wines that were affordable. This blog aims to change that. Korean food and wine pairing is especially exciting and I hope that this will continue to grow as a trend. So there will be plenty of talk about Korean food pairing on this blog.
This blog is non commercial. We have no commercial interest in any of the wines, restaurants or bars reviewed here.
Wine is primarily about people, its stories, shared passion and friendships. I hope this blog will serve as a forum for learning and love of wine.
The WineKorea Team
Joshua Hall – Wine Writer and Consultant
Joshua’s journey with wine started when his father dragged him around vineyards in New Zealand as a child. He has worked in PR, event management and education. Joshua studied wine at Montana Wine College and WSET. He pays the rent consulting for New Zealand and Korean F&B Companies. Joshua started this blog in Feb 2009 in response to being repeatedly asked: “What’s a good wine in Korea that’s not expensive?”, and “What’s a good wine bar?” He has written about wine for YonHap News, Korea Herald, Hankyoreh Newspaper, Seoul magazine, 10 Magazine, KoreaTaste.org and appeared on TV numerous times. This blog has also featured in the Wall Street Journal and ‘Exciting Korea’ Tourism Magazine.
Contact: joshuahall88 at gmail dot com
Joe McPherson – Food Writer and Website Developer
Joe is the Food Editor Ten Magazine and Zenkimchi Food Journal and has written for numerous magazines and newspapers in Korea since 2005. He also does Korean food and restaurant consulting for overseas companies such as PBS and Andrew Zimmerman’s Bizzare Foods. Read about his Korean Food adventures at www.zenkimchi.com
Contact: zen at zenkimchi dot com
Shawn Parker – Photojournalist, Photographer and Scriptwriter
Shawn has written has worked on numerous projects in LA and come to Korea for a change of scene in 2008. He has had his photography published in Condé Nast, CNN Traveler, Eloquence, Groove, Ten Magazine and the Korea Herald. He has also authored a book on Korean food. His photo blog is http://flashparker.wordpress.com/
Dylan Goldby – Photographer
Dylan specializes in food, restaurant and portrait photography. He also runs a photography tour business called Flashlight photography. He has been published in the Korea Herald, 10 Magazine, Eloquence, Groove and Phillipine airlines magazine. www.welkinlight.com
Lee Su Yeon – Wine Bar Manager and PR Consultant
Su Yeon has ten years Public Relations experience and has also worked in wine marketing for three years. She currently owns and operates a wine bar in Seoul.
WineKorea accepts wine and book samples. We cannot guarantee that all samples will be written about. We cannot guarantee that samples will be written about within a specific timeframe. Samples may be tasted blind, revealed, as a single bottle or as part of a larger tasting. Samples may be reviewed by the Wine Korea team or with friends and colleagues. If you would like to submit a wine as a sample please email Joshua for delivery instructions:
wine at winekorea dot asia
Communication with Wine Companies
Importers, Wineries, or other wine related businesses are not informed of the results of tastings, content of articles or blog postings. We do not write for wine companies. We write for the general public with the aim of educating and informing people about good wine and food.
WineKorea does attend industry and media events. We attend these events for the following reasons:
a) To understand the direction and quality of events in the industry.
b) To taste wines which would otherwise be difficult to sample.
c) To highlight wines worthy of attention which would otherwise go unnoticed in Korea.
If you would like to invite us to your event, please contact Joshua: wine at winekorea dot asia
Commercial plugs for products and services are not permitted. Comments about wine and food are most welcome.
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