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David Sly

Staff Profile: David Sly

After more than 30 years in print journalism, freelance writer and editor David Sly is Food and Wine editor of SA Life magazine. He has a wealth of experience in food and wine writing, including national awards and a graduate degree in the University of Adelaide/ Le Cordon Bleu Gastronomy course. As a former food and wine editor of The Advertiser and as a contributor for national and international magazines, from Australian Gourmet Traveller to Decanter, he has focused intently on the specialised regional produce and wines of South Australia. This was highlighted in the specialist 250-page magazines he wrote – SA Life Food & Wine, published in 2010 and 2012. He has also written extensively about many of his other consuming passions; music, theatre, comedy, snow skiing and travel. David was recipient of the 2002, 2007 and 2012 SA Restaurant and Hospitality Award of Excellence for Food Media in South Australia.