Note: August 2022 move to Substack
Samples of wine and travel writing and a few links to journalism commissioned by publications over the years are listed below.
I am an independent wine and travel writer in a field where this is increasingly rare, but I believe consumers need the credibility we can offer: I don’t accept payment to write reviews nor do I write paid advertorials and my books are not subsidized: my opinions are my own, as is my expertise. If I mention a wine, I have tasted it within 2 years of writing about it; if I write about a winery I have visited it recently unless I say otherwise.
I give several presentations a year on wine, with wine tastings. I don’t actively seek this work, but if you are interested in my services (paid only, please!), as a writer or presenter, please contact me.
Media, 2019-2011 – selected articles, videos, interviews
Note: wine articles published in Genevalunch.com 2006-2016 appeared as part of the blog “Among the vines” and were transferred to Ellen’s Wine World when I stopped publishing the news site in 2016.
In addition (adding these is a work in progress):
Swiss Wine web site, 20 November 2018, Could biodynamic be the future of Swiss wine?
Swiss Wine web site, 13 April 2018, “On balance (an open letter to Elisabeth Pasquier)”
Weinseller Journal by Chandra Kurt, N°12 / 2018 Château Monestier La Tour – eine Renaissance im Bergerac (translated to English)
Swiss Wine Connection, 2018-1, “Chez Crettol in Valais” (link to be posted)
Swiss Wine Connection, 2016-2, “New Producers, Just What the Country Needs”, SWC_Magazin_2016-2_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2016-1, “The Grounding of Swiss Wine Promotion”, SWC_Magazin_2016-1_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2015-2, “Swiss Wine Takes Off”, SWC_Magazin_2015-2_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2015-1, “Vetropak’s Green Convivial Army”, SWC_Magazin_2015-1_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2014-2, “The Spirit of Zurich and Geneva”, SWC_Magazin_2014-2_gzd
Swiss Wine Connection, 2014-1, “Vaud Wine Tourism” SWC_Magazin_2014-1_gzd
Monthly wine column for Society Marbella magazine in Spain: June 2019, Wine medals; May 2019, What’s that grape in my glass; April 2019, Rioja goes for diversity; February 2019, The pennies in a drop of Tempranillo; January 2019, Ring in 2019 with a smarter approach to drinking; December 2018, Holiday fizz and all that bubbly stuff; November 2018, Málaga meets Granada, classic & extreme wines; October 2018, 21st century face of sherry; September 2018, Cool Spanish whites for last days of summer; August 2018, Organic wine.
American International Club of Geneva magazine, 2014, American Int Club of Geneva 2014 Swiss wines
DWCC 2014, Swiss Grapes, a Primer, pages 22-24 Cat_DWCC_2014_5as provas
France Today, March 2013, “Beautiful Barrels”, FT_March13_Barrels
France Today, February 2013, “Surprising Swiss Wines”, FT_Feb13_FINAL
France Today, January 2013, “Jura Wines on the Upswing”, France Today January 2013_Jura Wines on the Upswing cover and FT_Jan13_TSG_FINAL
France Today, December 2012, “Alpine Triangle: Three Sides of Mont Blanc”, Ellen Wallace France Today Alpine Triangle 2012
France Today, January 2012, “Val D’Isère”, FT_JAN12_TSG_FINAL
Roman du vin, video series with tasting notes for several wines, 2011
Vinea Swiss Wines app, responsible for English content, updated annually (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
book published in French, German and English annually by Vinea Association: editorial director for English version, versions 2008-2011
France Discovery Guide 1996, Simple and Sensual Languedoc Roussillon Provence, France Discovery Guide 1996_Simple and sensual Languedoc Roussilon Provence
France Discovery Guide 1994, Nature’s Dominion Loire Valley, France Discovery Guide 1994_Natures Dominion Loire Valley
15 years with Time Magazine; 6 years with Business Week. Regular contributor to The International Herald Tribune. Features in: The European CSMonitor, Cosmopolitan, European Travel & Life, Financial Times travel, Los Angeles Times travel.
Books (author: Ellen Wallace)
- Vineglorious! Switzerland’s Wondrous World of Wines (2014),
- The Fine Line, Communicating Clearly in English in an International Setting (2000; 2004 – out of print after 6,000 copies sold)
- and China, on the Ground (2004), out of print
Books, editorial work (translation, editing, partial list)
- Lavaux, official Unesco book for the World Heritage site
- Chasselas, by Chandra Kurt
- Swiss Wine Guide, Vinea, 3 print editions (2008-11) and app (2012-16)