About John Batchelor

John Batchelor began writing restaurant reviews for The Greensboro Record, an afternoon daily newspaper, in July 1981.  After the Record merged with The Greensboro Daily News, creating The News and Record, his column moved to the morning paper. Except for an interlude in 1997, his columns have been published for over 35 years.  Beginning in August 2010, he also reviewed restaurants for the Winston-Salem Journal.  His columns therefore circulated to a readership of approximately 175,000. . (He stopped writing for the Journal in 2012.) He also writes occasional travel articles, and he leads tour groups. Locations include wineries in North Carolina, California, Oregon, and Washington, as well as cruises and European trips that focus on dining, wines, historic sites, and art museums and galleries. Contact him at john.e.batchelor@gmail.com. Tours can be arranged on a custom basis, in addition to pre-arranged itineraries.