Sam Leske - Content Editor

Maybe it’s my Barossan German heritage, but ever since I can remember I’ve been fascinated with wine. Varietal, region, colour, vines, flavour, food matching, you name it. I’ve primarily worked as a professional musician since I was way too young to perform at the venues I was working in and have been fortunate enough to have travelled around the country and to many parts of the globe as part of my work.

Working as a musician has also meant I’ve had a parallel career in hospitality (sort of), having been to countless wineries, cellar doors, pubs, wine bars and everything in between, whilst still being based in Adelaide amongst some of the greatest vines in the world. I’ve made friends with winemakers, wine sellers, wine drinkers and the best, and all encompassing: wine lovers. I’m constantly tasting, reading, watching and learning about wine and its magical magnetism and one day would love to grow my own grapes, all whilst secretly (some say loudly) increasing my wine-nerd factor.

I’m here at winedirect.com.au working on social media and other general content, to help get people excited about the world of wine and what it has to offer.

Sam

These are a few of my favourite things...

Favourite Food?Fire roasted meats with all the vegetable trimmings
Wine Du Jour?Italian food wines and riesling
Preferred Music?Everything
And to Relax?Friends, family, music, cooking, reading and being outdoors