Melanie May

Melanie is an award-winning freelance food, wine and travel writer. Endlessly curious about different countries, cultures and cuisines, she has a particular interest in gastro-tourism and learning about communities through their food history.

She has eaten her way through 60 countries and her gastro-travel blog – Travel Eat Write Repeat – brings you the amusing adventures of a hungry traveller.

A professional writer for well over a decade now, Melanie is a versatile storyteller with a flair for wordplay and the ability to paint a vivid picture for her readers. Writing for a variety of websites as well as national and international print publications, she has produced gastro-guides, restaurant reviews, recipes, interviews and industry reports. When it comes to the drinks industry, she has covered everything from coffee to cider festivals, and craft beer to cold brew. However, writing about wine is one of her favourite topics and she holds a WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits and a WSET Level 3 Award in Wines.

As a gastronome, her appreciation of good food and wine, as well as her honesty, has seen her sit on tasting and judging panels for The Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards, The Irish Quality Food and Drink Awards and The Big Grill Festival Pit Masters BBQ competition.

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