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Christopher Null

Contributing Editor

Christopher Null has been a lifestyle writer and editor for 20 years. A longtime wine and spirits enthusiast, he began writing professionally about the industry in 2003 for a number of Bay Area publications including San Francisco Magazine, Silicon Valley Home, SOMA Magazine, and more.
 
In 2007 Null founded Drinkhacker, which has grown to become one of the leading wine, beer, and spirits reviews sites on the internet – with a special focus on the world of whiskey. He is also a regular contributor to Wired, where he covers the intersection of technology and the world of wine and spirits. From 2011 to 2012, Null was the drinks columnist for Rupert Murdoch’s pioneering (and sadly defunct) iPad magazine, The Daily. Today, Null’s commentary is regularly featured on National Public Radio, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, and other media outlets.
 
When not talking whiskey, Null works as a freelance writer and editor in the technology, business, and entertainment industries. His first novel, Half Mast, arrived in bookstores in 2002 and was heralded as “the best of contemporary American fiction” by the New York Resident. His 2005 book, Five Stars!, a how-to guide for aspiring film critics, is often used as a textbook for film criticism curriculum at a number of colleges and universities. It was reissued in 2013 in its second edition. He is currently working on a third book, a memoir.