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Camille Berry

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Lifestyle Writer and Copywriter

About Me

I'm a professional freelance writer who can meet your content needs. I specialise in crafting food and beverage articles which have been featured in print and on the web. I also create copy for a variety of brands. Need help telling your brand's story? I have years' worth experience to bring to your projects whether you're in need of a blog post, web copy, product descriptions, a newsletter, or a press kit. If you're interested in working together, please feel free to reach out to me on Linkedin.

You can find my online portfolio here: https://camilleberry.contently.com/ 

Education & Certifications:

New York University Bachelor's of Arts: English & Politics

Court of Master Sommeliers: Certified Sommelier

Society of Wine Educators: Certified Specialist of Wine

WSET Level III Advanced passed with Merit

Industries I Write About

Wine & Spirits

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Food & Beverages

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Luxury Goods & Jewelry

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Leisure & Travel

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Restaurants

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Tobacco

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My Writing Samples

Thanksgiving Wine Pairings, Dish by Dish

A guide to pairing wine with classic Thanksgiving fare.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/thanksgiving-wine-pairings-dish-by-dish/

A Guide to Mendoza, Argentina's Premier Wine Region

An in-depth look at the Mendoza wine region.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/a-guide-to-mendoza-argentinas-premier-wine-region/

Your Essential Guide to Storing Wine at Home

The basics of home wine storage.

https://housemethod.com/entertaining/how-to-store-wine-at-home/

Classic Cocktails for Your Holiday Parties

Classic cocktail recipes and history.

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/leisure/Spirited_Virginia_Q4_2017/index.php#/20

Whiskey is a Long-term Investment

The hows and whys of whiskey investment.

https://www.oldliquorsmagazine.com/whiskey-long-term-investment/

Assyrtiko, Greece's Noblest White Grape

All about Assyrtiko.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/assyrtiko-greeces-noblest-white-grape/

A Crash Course in Organic Wine

101 on organic wine practices.

https://www.ecoplonk.com/crash-course-organic-wine/

Guide to Truffles

All about truffles.

https://www.thebacklabel.com/guide-to-truffles/

8 Ways Balsamic Vinegar Will Add Zip And Zest to your Cooking

How to use balsamic vinegar in your cooking.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/article/ways-to-use-balsamic-vinegar/

Experience

Freelance Writer

Creates original wine, spirits, and food-related content for various magazines, websites, and companies. Work has appeared in Spirited Virginia, Taste of Home, GuildSomm, Vinography, Wine Folly, The Back Label, Vinepair, and others. Writes scripts for Uncorked, the news feature section of Grape Expectations, America's largest syndicated lifestyle radio show.

Company: Self-Employed

I worked there from 6/2011 until now

Sommelier

Assisted guests with wine, whisky, sake, and tea pairings and navigating wine and sake list with 350+ selections spanning the whole wine producing world, aided in selection and pouring of wines for private dining events, participated in tastings to determine which wines, sakes, spirits, and beers were added to the list, orchestrated weekly staff training on both wine list and increasing sales, oversaw cellaring, performed monthly inventory.

Company: Hakkasan

I worked there from 6/2014 until 6/2015

Wine Director

Developed and expanded wine program emphasizing sustainably-made, female winemakers, and small producer wines, implemented staff training programs, created monthly Flights + Bites series featuring guest wineries and worked with Chef Knox on dynamic pairings for seasonal dishes. Responsible for wine list organization, maintained a 19-21% pour cost down from 31%, the lowest in the nationwide Charlie Palmer Group; worked with management and bar to successfully create programs to increase covers.

Company: Burritt Room + Tavern

I worked there from 1/2013 until 6/2014

Sommelier, Assistant General Manager

Contributed to wine list creation each quarter. Maintained inventory. Organized and taught staff wine education programs and tastings, provided excellent wine service to guests, developed programs to increase wine and spirits sales; Opened and closed the restaurant, balanced cash drawers and handled banks, problem-solving.

Company: International School of Pizza

I worked there from 3/2011 until 1/2013

Assistant Marketing Coordinator

Developed wine club program, wrote and edited posts for Pushback website, conducted market research

Company: Pushback Winery

I worked there from 1/2011 until 1/2012

Content I Write