Katie Spain is a journalist, drinks writer and author. She tells stories with heart and to earn a crust, is the national drinks writer for GOOD FOOD (Sydney Morning Herald and The Age), feature writer for Australia’s Wine Business Magazine (WBM), state editor (South Australia) for Gourmet Traveller, and senior journalist for The Southern Cross newspaper. She is also the Australian correspondent for award-winning Swedish wine magazine Livets Goda. 

Spain also writes books (most recently about South Australia’s wine regions, distilleries and food producers). For her efforts, she was named Wine Communicators of Australia’s 2021 Wine Communicator of the Year and winner of the 2022 Best New Wine Book. In 2022 she was named Best Rural Journalist – Print – in the Rural Media Communicator Awards. You may also hear her on ABC radio, chatting about food and wine destinations, growers and makers.

She wears colour (always), glitter (nearly always) and enjoys nothing more than a long chinwag with interesting people. If she’s not behind her keyboard she can usually be found scouring the country for stories in a tiny vintage caravan called Charlie. Either that, or treasure hunting in op-shops.