Sommelier and self-confessed wine geek Curtis Marsh says once a person gets the 'wine virus' there's no cure - "you've just got to keep feeding it wine". Marsh began his career in Wellington around 30 years ago and has since worked all over the world as a self-appointed ambassador for New Zealand wine. He spent years in the emerging wine market of Asia where he gained a profile as a columnist for The Standard (Hong Kong), the Asia correspondent for Thomson Reuters Lifestyle, the wine, food and travel columnist for the Asia Sentinel, and on his own blog, The Wandering Palate. Marsh has returned to Wellington where he consults to wineries and restaurants and has also turned his attention to Aotearoa's artisan wineries. He is speaking at the NZ Boutique Wine Festival this weekend, in his role as Resident Sommelier at The Wine Advocate.