Zeren studied English Literature, completing his studies with an MA from Durham University. He went on to work as a trainee journalist, before moving into advertising sales for, among others, BBC Worldwide, and worked on BBC Good Food magazine. A career change saw him join the Oddbins trainee management programme, and he has now spent fourteen years in the wine trade, most recently selling wine to London restaurants. He has written for various magazines including Christie’s Magazine, Noble Rot, The London Magazine, Completely London, Caterer, Ocado, and the Evening Standard food magazine, and also consults on restaurant wine lists, recent projects including Smoking Goat, Kiln, Coombeshead Farm and Martello Hall. He is a Tottenham Hotspur season ticket holder, and even in his spare time, he can be found checking out the latest restaurants in London and beyond. He runs the review site www.bittenandwritten.com.