I’m an essayist curious about nature, culture, food, wine, and place.

I travel extensively across the globe to meet and taste with producers, hear their stories, and see first-hand what links them to their land. My journalism has won praise from Eric Asimov of the New York Times, Andrew Sullivan of The Daily Beast, Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, BuzzFeed, TheKitchn, Wine Business Monthly, The Browser, and other commentators.

My Food, Wine, and Gastronomy Journalism

I contribute feature writing to consumer and trade publications, including The Art of Eating, Meininger’s Wine Business, Serious Eats, Edible Communities, Alimentum: The Literature of Food. I travels often in Europe and North and South America to conduct research and taste with wine and food producers. As an editor, I’ve helped launch three wine publications and mentored scores of writers, seasoned and new. View my freelance clips and writing awards and accolades.

My publication, Terroir Review

Terroir Review is my own award-winning journal dedicated to nature, culture, food, and place. The publication features articles, winemaker profiles, and interviews chronicling my extensive research travel, plus reviews of ongoing tasting. Launched in 2008, the site aims to tackle food’s most important questions, to stimulate both appetite and mind.

Terroir Review

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My Creative Nonfiction Writing

I’m dedicated to the creative nonfiction form, focusing my essays on narratives about the intersection of nature and culture. I received my Master’s in Liberal Studies / Creative Writing at Dartmouth, with concentration courses in narrative nonfiction, personal essay, creative nonfiction, play writing, oral history, and comparative literature. My book-length memoir manuscript, Making it Home, won the Thesis Excellence Award for Creative Writing. View a sampling of Meg’s essays.

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I’m available for freelance writing and editorial assignments.