Julia Wayne

Writer, Editor, Brand Strategist

Seattle, Washington

Julia Wayne

Usually hungry, always interested


Cider Industry Influencer Nancy Bishop of Alpenfire Cider

A trailblazer in Northwest cidermaking, Nancy Bishop of Alpenfire Cider in Port Townsend, Washington, was already head over apples for cider when a 2003 European tour helped her and husband Steve find their now-signature style. Trekking from northwestern England through Normandy and into Spain, they hit some of the world’s best cideries and realized they needed to plant their own orchards to take their operation from hobby to art.
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Julia Wayne

A Seattle native, Julia Wayne writes about local food and dining destinations. She has a tendency to dive down the rabbit hole in pursuit of a good story, and always comes out with something worth telling.

When she's not sitting down to explore a new menu or reading up on food history, she can be found learning the delicate art of cooking dosa, practicing her dumpling folding techniques, or seeking out the best method to make a fluffy, flavorful tortilla.

A long time bartender, she has switched sides of the stick, though she continues the noble pursuit of getting to the bottom of what's in the glass. Local beer and spirits are particular passions, and getting caught up in the vines while learning about wine-growing traditions is her idea of a perfect day.

Her work has appeared in Sip Northwest, Munchies, Cidercraft, AllRecipes Dish, Eater Seattle, Seattle magazine, Edible Seattle, The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, Stackedd Magazine, Sportspress Northwest, Inside Right Wrist, and more.