Hawk Wakawaka: Philosophy, Writing, Wine
Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Gandhi
Elaine Chukan Brown is a wine drawing philosopher with a heart of gold. Blessed with travel, and a wealth of in-depth time with wine producers, she uses WakawakaWineReviews.com to share more of the story. Her wine writing also appears in World of Fine Wine, Wine and Spirits, Serious Eats, and various trade magazines, among others. Her wine-related art pieces hang in the wine room of Villandry in London, as well as private homes and tasting rooms around the world. She illustrates the monthly wine zine for Le Metro: Wine. Underground.
Brown’s previous work as an academic philosopher informs her views of wine, and people. She brings the rigor, thoroughness, and clarity demanded of her previous career forward to her work with wine. In traveling wine regions, and interviewing people in wine, her primary goal is always to witness the life in front of her, be it in the person or the glass.
Elaine previously served as Dartmouth College’s Charles A Eastman Fellow, McGill University’s Tomlinson Fellow, Bristol Bay Native Corporation’s Student of the Year, and others. As a philosopher and poet she has presented at conferences in Russia, Czech Republic, Canada, and throughout the United States. Her work has been published by Cambridge Scholarly Press, Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and Aesthetics, Squaw Valley Review, Letters to the World: An Anthology, and others.
She began life through her 20s as a commercial salmon fisherman in Bristol Bay, Alaska, where her family still operate their businesses. However, her favorite job has been as a volunteer animal trainer and ranch hand working with camels and other exotics for River’s Crest Dragon Slayer’s in Aptos, California. Elaine, Jr, and their pets currently live in Sonoma, California.
Cheers! Live Sincerely.