About Me

Daniel Honan is a features writer (specialising in wine and environment), and photographer based in Newcastle, near the Hunter Valley, Australia. Daniel is a prominent features writer for Australia's largest regional newspaper, The Newcastle Herald's Weekender magazine, and a regular contributor to the pages of the Canberra Times, Gourmet Traveler WINE, Halliday, Decanter, and, Selector.


His words have also appeared in publications, such as Alquimie, Wine NZ, Hunter Valley Magazine, Truly Aus, and elsewhere. Oftentimes his photos will accompany his words.


Daniel holds a Bachelor of Media and Communications degree from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Arts (History) Honours degree from the University of Newcastle. A former news journalist at BBC News (London, UK), Daniel swapped the news desk for a London wine bar, Albertine (Shepherd's Bush (when Giles was the owner)). Since returning to Australia in 2012, Daniel began championing the new Australian and New Zealand sustainable wine vanguard as The Wine Idealist. In 2017, to complete an Honours degree, Daniel wrote an environmental history thesis on the paradox of winegrowing in the Hunter Valley as it relates to the concepts of terroir and place.


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