A writer, an essayist, a translator, a winery critic; 2012 Nike Literary Award laureate for a collection of essays Książka twarzy (a Book of the Faces). He has graduated from the faculty of Romance Studies at the University of Warsaw. He works as a literature historian at the PAS Institute of Literary Research. Co-worker of Tygodnik Powszechny. One of the experts of International Organisation of Wine and Spirits Writers (F.I.J.E.V.), in 2007 he was awarded the highest French winery honour, the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole. He has been writing about wine and the pleasures of the table e.g. for Ferment magazine and Kuchnia monthly magazine.