Since the early 1980s, Morris has been writing about wine and doing so full-time since the turn of the century, filling his notebooks with dispatches from about 150 reporting trips to wine regions around the world.
A resident of Delaware on America’s East Coast, he freelances for 15-20 publications, generally about wine and food but also about popular culture and social issues. He enjoys equally writing for business and consumer audiences. As a writer, he is as interested in how winegrowers think about their craft as he is in tasting their product.
Morris has a long background in corporate marketing and public relations for multinational corporations, but discovered early on that he and university lecturing, which he did on writing at Arizona State University, are not of a common cloth.
He holds degrees from the University of Charleston, the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and the University of Delaware.