About

The wine tourist

The wine tourist

Veronica Leonard  – Writer and Wine Tourist

I’ve been a freelance writer for over 25 years writing for newspapers, radio and magazines as well as corporate communications for three federal government departments. I specialized in writing about lifestyles, the workplace, education and profiles of entrepreneurs and their businesses.

Like many empty-nesters, my husband and  I finally started to travel a few years ago and  chanced upon Harvey’s bodega in Jerez, Spain. Then we visited  New Beginnings,  the African wine workers winery at Nelson’s Creek in South Africa. In Tuscany, we discovered Brunello and Vino Nobile. In Provence, we came close to bathing in rosé.

In 2008, while living in Halifax, I fell in love with Nova Scotia wines and wanted to blog my excitement about them to other wine tourists. As my techie skills were limited, I started my Nova Scotia Wine column for www.examiner.com  The following year I moved to Belleville Ontario right next door to Ontario’s newest wine region and started my second examiner.com column on Prince Edward County wines . The best of these columns are now  being moved to this site, along with  articles about food, wine and spirits I’ve written for Travel + Escape, County &  Quinte Living magazine, and other publications as well as my current blogs

This Website is My Portfolio

I am a professional writer and I write blogs, web content, feature articles, advertorials, media kits, press releases, brochure content,  grant proposals, corporate communications and speeches. I also manage several non-profit Twitter accounts.

What can I write for you?  Email me  at  thewinetourist@gmail.com to start the conversation on your project needs.

Veronica Leonard

Follow me on Twitter @travelprose.

4 comments on “About

  1. Great to find a passionate wine lover like we are! We should definitely organize a wine tour to Italy together…you’d love Abruzzo wines (but you probably know them already)! 🙂 Very nice to meet you! Alessia

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