Wine writer wanted; you can apply within

I was wondering what happened to Kevin Breck, the last wine writer. I enjoyed reading his columns. He wasn't around very long — you guys must be tough to work for! Any plans to replace him with another local writer?

— Bill F., Medford

Are you applying for the job, Bill?

If so, you can send a short letter listing your qualifications and your ideas for covering the local wine scene, along with a sample column that illustrates your writing style.

We're being serious.

Kevin Breck, whose every-other-week column, Eno Files, started in June 2016, told us just this past week that he was finding it difficult to juggle school, his burgeoning career as a winemaker and his writing responsibilities, so he gracefully bowed out.

We'll miss him. Especially the bottles of wine he was required to deliver each week when he dropped off his column. Kidding, Bill.

Now we're looking for a new wine columnist. If you happen to know of anyone who is capable of providing insight into the world of the grape, have them email our features editor David Smigelski at (and send your wine samples to the Since You Asked department).

— Send questions to “Since You Asked,” Mail Tribune Newsroom, P.O. Box 1108, Medford, OR 97501; by fax to 541-776-4376; or by email to We’re sorry, but the volume of questions received prevents us from answering all of them.

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