About: Charmian Smith
- Charmian Smith now writes for WineNZ. A multiple award winning feature writer, she has been writing about wine and food for more than 25 years, mainly for the Otago Daily Times, and, from time to time, for other publications. Her particular interest is following the explosive growth of the New Zealand, and especially the Central Otago and Waitaki wine industry. Her early fascination with food has led her to eat, drink and cook her way intrepidly through many countries, and explore vineyards and their products around the world, from France, Germany, Italy and England, to North and South America, Australia and even China and India.