Huon is one of Australia’s major wine writers and critics. He is Chair of the Vin de Champagne Awards, judge of the Australian Winemaker of the Year and a number of other major wine competitions. He tastes wines blind and writes for Decanter, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Sydney Morning Herald and judges about ten wine competitions a year in Australia, New Zealand, Italy and other countries. Today he is widely known for his reviews in the Gourmet Traveller Wine magazine and his weekly wine section in Sydney Morning Herald ‘Good Living’.

Huon Hooke also chairs Australia’s Wine List of The Year and is founding chairman of the Boutique Wine Awards and for 17 years he co-authored the Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide.

Hooke has been awarded eight reviews for wine writing and in 2008 he was awarded Wine Communicator of the Year.