Wine and Food Experts
Wine expert David Stevens-Castro & food photographer Fran Flynn are a husband-and-wife team who are on a mission to make food and wine matching accessible to everyone.
Their first in a series of recipe books that teaches about food and wine matching, PAIRED - Champagne & Sparkling Wines, is available in all good book stores now.
David Stevens-Castro grew up in Chile playing in the vineyards on his grandfather’s farm and inspired by his aunt and uncle’s wine analysis laboratory. Fast forward a few decades, with a degree in Agricultural Science under his belt (specialising in wine and fruit production) and a passion for food and wine in his belly, David set out exploring Australia and enriched his career as a sommelier in several five star locations. These days he is a highly respected, award-winning wine expert, whose admirable palate is regularly employed for food and wine selection and menu design, plus his entertaining demeanour as a presenter is in-demand.
Fran Flynn honed her skills in all things creative in the Emerald Isle of Ireland – before setting off on adventures that meandered through five continents. After working her way up through many creative agencies, this award-winning photographer and designer settled in Australia and has enjoyed ten years running her own successful creative studio.
Their worlds collided on the salty, sunny, romantic stage of Byron Bay and eight years later, now based on the Gold Coast, they have combined their skills to present what they know and love with a narrative that is unique, compelling and accessible to everyone.
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Being on holidays can make everything seem superior – the scenery, the lifestyle, the aromas, the romance, the adventure … however, when it comes to food and wine, there is often an additional factor at play.