Scene News: Introducing The Write Drop

Journalist, author and podcaster Jane Rocca teams with editor and drinks critic Mel Parker to create The Write Drop. This is your pitstop for all things drink, wanderlust and culture related – where wine reviews, cocktails and spirited stories plus interviews with some of the biggest names in the biz come to life beyond the glass.

The Write Drop is our weekly fix of all the things you didn’t know you needed in your life. We tell the human stories behind drink trends, travel trends, the wines critics are obsessing over, the newest spirits on the scene and conversations with Australian and international celebrities who give you a peek into their world you won’t get anywhere else. It’s an access all areas with creatives, designers, sommeliers, musicians, actors, authors, distillers, fashion designers, winemakers and more as we curate The Write Drop to fill your glass
and cup each and every time you visit.

Jane Rocca is a published journalist with more than 28 years-experience. She is published weekly across The Age and SMH Good Food The Dish column, Sunday Life Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar Australia and Domain. She has published four books – The Cocktail, Cocktails and Rock Tales, The Fashionable Cocktail and Groundbreaking Fashion: 100 Iconic Moments. Her podcast

Some of My Best Work is hosted by Mushroom. She loves music, dining out, cocktails and long form journalism – in depth conversations with those who have plenty to say.

Mel Parker is a published writer who began life working in restaurants and bars in Melbourne, Brugges, London and Port Douglas. She fell in love with all things wine and food and the theatrical glamour of fine dining at a young age. She writes about food, restaurants, travel, wine and drinks across publications both in Australia and overseas. A self-confessed Pinotphile, her dying wish would be to savour a hallowed glass of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from her birth year vintage – one of the best of course.