A trained news journalist, Richard Woodard moved into wine writing with a weekly column in a UK regional daily newspaper. He then spent five years as editor of leading trade magazine Wine & Spirit International,
before becoming a freelance drinks writer. He has also been editor of e-newsletter Drinks Bulletin and is a regular contributor to a number of magazines, including Imbibe, Harpers, The Drinks Business and
Drinks International. He also writes occasionally for The Mail on Sunday's Live magazine.