Welcome to AmateurGastronomer.com, an online wine, food, travel and entertainment magazine that features gastronomic adventures from around the world. It was launched September 2008 in Miami and expanded to Atlanta in May 2010.

The Amateur Gastronomer is read by people in all 50 states and in more than 75 countries around the world.

The wines are received as samples, purchased from stores, or tasted at trade events or during media trips to wine regions. No preferential treatment is given to non-purchased wines.

Robin Alix Austin, CSW

RobinRobin Alix Austin is a freelance journalist originally from New York and currently based in Atlanta. Prior to founding The Amateur Gastronomer Robin was a television news producer at CBS in Miami and NBC in West Palm Beach. Her accomplishments in television include producing the first HD newscast in South Florida and completing a producing seminar at the Poynter Institute. In September 2008 Robin left television news to pursue her passion for wine, food and travel — and to write about her experiences.

Robin graduated cum laude from Rice University with a degree in History. She is a Certified Specialist of Wine and received a sommelier certification from the United States Sommelier Association. Robin is a member of the Society of Wine Educators.

Robin has written for regional, national and international publications and websites, and works as a wine educator and consultant. Her photographs have been published in wine books, international magazines and museums. Robin’s photograph of the New Belgium brewery is currently on display in the Places of Invention exhibition at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.

Robin participates in media trips to wine regions, most recently to Cahors, France for a series on Malbec.

To contact Robin, send an email to robin@amateurgastronomer.com

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