Los Angeles-based writer/journalist Mira Advani Honeycutt is the author of "California’s Central Coast, The Ultimate Winery Guide: From Santa Barbara to Paso Robles," (Chronicle Books, 2007). The book was the first of its kind to straddle the wine regions of Santa Barbara and Paso Robles and placed the then-emerging wine region of Paso Robles securely in a prominent position on the California wine map.
A freelance journalist since 1995, Honeycutt has covered the wine regions of California, Oregon, France, Italy and Spain. In addition to chronicling the wine world, she has written on international cinema and traveled to major film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and Toronto. Her articles and blogs on food, wine, travel and film have been published in media outlets such as Harper's Bazaar (India), The Asian Wall Street Journal, KCRW, Good Food, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Magazine, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, South China Morning Post and The Asian Tatler group.
As a wine and cuisine consultant, Honeycutt made her mark in California as the producer of Asia Pacific Fusion Food & Wine Festival -- a first-of-its-kind event pairing Asian flavors with wines from California, Oregon, Washington, Australia and New Zealand. The festival brought together top Los Angeles restaurants at the 20th Century Fox Studio lot from 1998 to 2003.