The Intrepid Wino is me, James Scarcebrook, hailing from that little town in the corner of the world called Melbourne, Australia. I’ve worked in the wine industry since 2004, having experience in retail, wholesale, hospitality, tourism and marketing.

I named the blog (and subsequently myself) The Intrepid Wino when I was about to embark on a wine odyssey that would take me around the wine world over a sixteen month period. As a wine professional I am what some people (mostly my friends and family) call a Wino. The Intrepid nature of my journey and my own passion to discover all there is about wine seemed like an apt adjective.

The blog was created to chronicle said journey, writing about the many regions and wineries I would visit, as a record of my trip but also so people back at home could keep in touch. I’ve kept it up since I returned in February 2013, writing intermittently but more often putting episodes of my podcast (The Vincast) up for your listening pleasure, and videos like my wine-tasting series (Let’s Taste) on my YouTube channel for your viewing pleasure.

You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Check out The Vincast page to find out how to subscribe to the podcast and download episodes. Check out my YouTube channel, don’t forget to like and comment on some of the videos, and also subscribe!

  • 2016 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show Fellow
  • 2016 Wine Communicators of Australia Digital Wine Communicator of the Year Finalist
The world of wine is all about discovery

The world of wine is all about discovery

2 responses to “About

  1. Hi James

    I have just come across you pod cast and have enjoyed listening to it as I drive around Melbourne selling organic wine.
    We are the only distributor in Australia that is dedicated to distributing Organic and bio dynamic wines and beers, I started the business back in 2002 and have since seen the rise in sales and growth of the organic wine market.
    Anyway just wanted to let you know that I am listening and now you know a bit more about us and what we do.

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    • Hi Michael, thanks so much for getting in touch and for listening to The Vincast, I’m glad to hear you enjoy it. I agree that there is a big increase in customers wanting to know where their wines are coming from and what’s going into them (or being taken away from them). Thanks for your support and hope to bump into you at some point, feel free to get in touch if you’d like to be involved with episode 50 of the podcast.


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