4 Wines Experts Pair with Pasta Salad | Alcohol Professor (2024)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrea McHugh ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alexandra Emanuelli ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carissa Chesanek ABOUT THE AUTHOR James Tai ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shana Clarke ABOUT THE AUTHOR Becky Garrison ABOUT THE AUTHOR Theresa Russell ABOUT THE AUTHOR Thei Zervaki ABOUT THE AUTHOR Amber Selene Turpin ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lindsay Merbaum ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mandy Naglich ABOUT THE AUTHOR Abbe Wichman ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lee Sherman ABOUT THE AUTHOR Adam Centamore ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alec Scott ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alicia Raeburn ABOUT THE AUTHOR Alisa Scerrato ABOUT THE AUTHOR Allison Levine ABOUT THE AUTHOR Amanda Gabriele ABOUT THE AUTHOR Amy Sherman ABOUT THE AUTHOR Amy Zavatto ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrew Tobia ABOUT THE AUTHOR Andrew Wilkin ABOUT THE AUTHOR Anna Mindess ABOUT THE AUTHOR Arthur Hamon ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ashley Ellen Martin ABOUT THE AUTHOR Camper English ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cari Shane ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carole Rosenblat ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carrie Dykes ABOUT THE AUTHOR Carrie Honaker ABOUT THE AUTHOR Catherine Balston ABOUT THE AUTHOR Catherine Fallis ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee ABOUT THE AUTHOR Cha Cababaro ABOUT THE AUTHOR Christina Brooks ABOUT THE AUTHOR Christine Clark ABOUT THE AUTHOR Devorah Lev-Tov ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elisa Shoenberger ABOUT THE AUTHOR Ellen Kanner ABOUT THE AUTHOR Elsa Holmberg ABOUT THE AUTHOR Em Sauter ABOUT THE AUTHOR Émilie Steckenborn ABOUT THE AUTHOR Flora Tsapovsky ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gabrielle Pharms ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gail Ann Williams & Steve Shapiro ABOUT THE AUTHOR Gary Schwind ABOUT THE AUTHOR Georgia Freedman ABOUT THE AUTHOR James Reddicliffe ABOUT THE AUTHOR Julie Kendrick ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jeanette Hurt ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jennifer Billock ABOUT THE AUTHOR Jim Gladstone John Reed ABOUT THE AUTHOR Joshua Lurie ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kathleen Willcox ABOUT THE AUTHOR Katie Lockhart ABOUT THE AUTHOR Katrina Lobley ABOUT THE AUTHOR Kristine Hansen ABOUT THE AUTHOR Laine Doss ABOUT THE AUTHOR Leilani Vella ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lisa Futterman ABOUT THE AUTHOR Liz Susman Karp ABOUT THE AUTHOR Lori Rice ABOUT THE AUTHOR M. T. Eley ABOUT THE AUTHOR Melissa Corbin ABOUT THE AUTHOR Michele Herrmann ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pamela Vachon ABOUT THE AUTHOR Penny Sadler ABOUT THE AUTHOR Pete Slosberg ABOUT THE AUTHOR Phyllis Armstrong ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rashaun Hall ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rebecca Treon ABOUT THE AUTHOR Rinku Bhattacharya ABOUT THE AUTHOR Robert Haynes-Peterson ABOUT THE AUTHOR Shoshi Parks ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stacy Brooks ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stef Schwalb ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen ABOUT THE AUTHOR Susan B. Barnes ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tom Johnson ABOUT THE AUTHOR Tony Sachs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Andrea McHugh

Andrea McHugh is a New England-based food, wine and spirits, and travel writer. Her byline can be found in US News, Insider, Parade Magazine, the Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Classic Boat, Travel Awaits, TripSavvy, the Hartford Courant and numerous national and international publications. She’s traveled to destinations far and wide, experiencing new places through its past, present, people, and culinary culture.

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Alexandra Emanuelli

Alexandra Emanuelli is a professional food and beverage writer with a decade of experience. She writes for HuffPost, Southern Living, Everyday Health, Clean Eating, AllRecipes, and The Alcohol Professor and teaches writing. She lives in Ottawa, Canada, and her favorite wine is Barolo.

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Carissa Chesanek

Carissa Chesanek is a writer based in New York. Her work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Food Network, Forbes Travel Guide, Tasting Table, and Zagat where she was the local dining editor for two years.

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James Tai

James Tai is the Principal of Beeracolyte Consulting, specializing in education and training for bars, restaurants, breweries, as well as private and corporate events. In addition to beer, he holds certifications in spirits, sake, and food science, the latter being used for beer and food pairing techniques which he enjoys sharing across media platforms. James is also an International Beer Judge, lending his insight in evaluating beers to competitions such as the NYIBC. More info is available ay www.beeracolyte.com. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @beeracolyte

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Shana Clarke

Shana Clarke is a wine, sake, and travel writer, and the author of 150 Vineyards You Need To Visit Before You Die. Her work has appeared in Saveur, Fortune, NPR, Wine Enthusiast, and Hemispheres. She was shortlisted for the Louis Roederer 2020 International Wine Writers’ Awards and ranked one of the “Top 20 U.S. Wine Writers That Wineries Can Work With” by Beverage Trade Network in 2021. She holds a Level 3 Advanced Certificate from Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a Certified Sake Sommelier. She will always say yes to a glass of Champagne. Learn more at www.shanaspeakswine.com and follow her at @shanaspeakswine

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Becky Garrison

Becky Garrison is a satirist and storyteller. Since moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2014, she has been covering this region's craft culture including food, beer, wine, spirits, cider, coffee and cannabis/CBD, as well as the local festival scene and the rise of secular spiritual communities. Among her recent publications include work for Beverage Masgter, Forbes.com, Northwest Travel & Life, The Grapevine Magazine, SIP, the Oregon Wine Press, and Spirituality & Health. Follow her travels via Instagram @Becky_Garrison or Facebook at BeckyGarrisonWriter.

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Theresa Russell

Theresa Russell thrives on the thrill of travel and the excitement of visiting new destinations and experiencing the local food, beverages and culture, whether in Anchorage or Zihuantanejo. Cruising has a special place in her heart, but she is no stranger to other types of travel, including hiking and cycling. She has hiked and cycled in several countries and includes hiking the Inca Trail and cycling across the North American continent as some of her most memorable trips. She is proud to have received awards for both her writing and photography.

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Thei Zervaki

Thei Zervaki is citizen of the world who writes about one-of-a-kind foods, distant lands, and food poetry. She loves culinary history books, strong coffee, and a glass of Riesling on hot nights. Find her at wedesserts.com and on IG @thefullybooked.

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Amber Selene Turpin

Amber Selene Turpin is a freelance food and travel writer based in the Santa Cruz Mountains. She is a regular contributor to The Mercury News, Edible Magazines, 7x7 and the Slow Wine Guide, with work appearing in Civil Eats, EatingWell Magazine, and many other publications over the last fifteen years. You can find her on Instagram @bonanzasprings.

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Lindsay Merbaum

Lindsay Merbaum is an author of feminist horror and the founder of Pick Your Potions, a consortium of witchery offering custom co*cktails and mocktails, recipe sets, swag, and virtual independent study classes via The Study Coven. The literary magazine Electric Literature hosted a year-long column featuring Pick Your Potions’ booktails, and other recipes have appeared in the LA Review of Books, All American Whiskey, and on Tor.com. For more, visit www.pick-your-potions.com, or check out The Cauldron on Substack.

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Mandy Naglich

Mandy Naglich is certified taster, Advanced Cicerone®, National Homebrew Competition Gold Medalist, drinks educator, and writer. Her first book, How to Taste: A Guide to Discovering Flavor and Savoring Life, chronicles her adventures in the world of professional tasting and the methods anyone can use to get in touch with their senses. She covers the tastiest things happening in travel, dining, and drinks for a variety of print and online publications. Mandy lives, writes, and brews in New York City, but she documents her drinks adventures around the world at @drinkswithmandy.

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Abbe Wichman

Abbe Wichman is a food and drink writer based in Westchester, NY. A contributor to Westchester Magazine and HuffPost, her writing has also been featured in Spoonful and a number of Edible publications. She especially loves to profile the passionate people in food and drink. Follow her on Instagram @abbewichman and on Twitter @abbe_wichman.

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Lee Sherman

Lee Sherman is a data-driven journalist with 30 years experience covering technology, personal finance, music, culture, and fashion for publications including Worth, Wired, and MacWorld. He gave up drinking alcohol five years ago for health reasons and enjoys exploring the many zero proof beverages. Visit his blog The Modernist Style.

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Abigail Gullo

Abigail Deirdre Gullo first fell into bartending when she learned to make a Manhattan (sweet) for her beloved grandfather at the age of 7. Abigail is a member of the United States Bartenders Guild and a proud supporter of the Museum of the American co*cktail in New Orleans. When not behind the bar at SoBou, she is behind her computer screen blogging at www.ryegirlnyc.blogspot.com, or tweeting @nycbaby, though she would rather be singing in a Rock-n-Roll band.

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Adam Centamore

Adam is a professional wine and cheese educator who lives in the Boston area.He is also a culinary travel writer who has appeared in Saveur Magazine, Culture Cheese Magazine, Edible South Shore, and other print and online publications. His first book, Tasting Wine and Cheese - An Insider's Guide to Mastering the Principles of Pairing, was a finalist for Cookbook of the Year for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He can be reached at adam@eatdrinklearn.com, and through his website, www.eatdrinklearn.com. Follow him on Instagram: @eatdrinklearn

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Adam Levy

Adam Levy is the "Alcohol Professor" and Founder of the International.Beverage Competitions Group. He is a man in constant search of imbibing in good stuff and sharing his knowledge with those he knows. Born in New York with a lust for travel and to visit breweries, wineries and distilleries around the world. He loves his dog Garret Oliver and wears Red to proudly represent Rutgers Sports.

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Agathe Soubien

I'm a french Norman who is passionate about wines & spirits. I turned my career into it because I really believe in it. My first link with wine was when I was young, and I used to accompany my dad to choose a bottle from our cellar for friends and family dinners. So my link to wine is to share it!I have worked in Bordeaux for Vignobles Clément Fayat as seller and in charge of the communication, promotion and PR. I was in Champagne this year to achieve a Vocational Bachelor's Degree in International Trade of Wines and Spirits, and now in NYC to do an internship for an importer. My dream is to work in Burgundy in the next few months because I really believe that to learn about wines you need to live and feel it. You need to travel and discover the region by your eyes and senses not just in books or on the internet. I also wish to work abroad and promote French wines and spirits and share our "savoir faire" and way of drink.

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Alec Scott

Alec Scott has contributed to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Guardian and Smithsonian Magazine. He is the author of Until It Shimmers and Oldest San Francisco, and has taught writing at Stanford.

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Alicia Raeburn

Alicia Raeburn is a bartender and freelance travel and food writer. When she’s not writing, she chases her passions for running, hiking, and all outdoor activities around the world. You can see more of her work on Miles Less Traveled, a blog focused on all of the local eats and adventures she’s discovered in her travels.

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Alisa Scerrato

Alisa Scerrato is a bicoastal writer, editor, and educator. She has a master’s degree in Arts and Humanities Education from New York University and over two decades of experience in her field. As a journalist, she covers topics that deal with food, art, and culture. In 2020, Alisa won a San Francisco Press Club Award — 1st Place, Digital Media, Feature Story/Light Nature for her story "As Tony's Pizza Napoletana turns 10, owner reflects on changing North Beach." Find Alisa on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Aliza Kellerman

Aliza Kellerman is a booze writer, local booze advocate, & social media/digital content enthusiast. She served as the Brand Ambassador for Adirondack Distilling Company before spearheading a digital content and social media initiative for the Royal Wine Corporation. She is interested in the story behind the bottle: she believes the more you know about what you drink, the better it tastes. Follow her on Twitter @aleezabeeza.

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Allan Roth

Allan Roth is an academic by training but a whiskey lover by the grace of God. Since 2012 Allan has worked at Char No. 4, a whiskey bar and restaurant inspired by a passion for bourbon where he manages the beverage program, teaches whiskey classes and curates a selection of over 150 American whiskeys and dozens of others from across the globe. He is also an instructor at The Astor Center and Murray’s Cheese. Allan lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a small piece of the internet at allanrothwhiskey.com. Follow him on Twitter @allanroth.

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Allison Levine

Allison Levine is owner of Please The Palate, a marketing and event-planning agency. A freelance writer, she contributes to numerous publications while eating and drinking her way around the world. Allison is also the host of the wine podcast Wine Soundtrack USA and a co-host of Crush On This videos on YouTube. Contact her at allison@pleasethepalate.com.

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Alwynne Gwilt

Alwynne Gwilt is a Canadian with a Welsh name who lives in England and finds herself frequently jaunting to Scotland and Ireland to learn and write about whisky. She escaped the world of financial journalism after falling head over heels in love with whisky and started her site, Miss Whisky (www.misswhisky.com) in 2011. She has written for dozens of titles on whisky, food, drink and travel and is always on the hunt for a new stand-out dram. Follow her @themisswhisky.

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Amanda Gabriele

Amanda is a spirits, food, and travel journalist who's called Brooklyn home for a decade. Besides Alcohol Professor, her work has appeared in the publications Matador, Eater, Travel + Leisure and The Manual. When she's not hunting for vintage glassware, you can find her mixing Daiquiris at home or scouring New York City for the best Martinis. Follow: Website | Instagram

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Amanda Montell

Amanda Montell is an NYU student, freelance writer, blogger, musical hobbyist and Brooklynite. In December 2013, she will acquire a degree in Linguistics and Creative Writing, and we'll see what happens from there. Check out her words at http://amandamontell.wordpress.com and her images at http://instagram.com/elysianplain.

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Amanda Schuster and Andrew McFetridge

Amanda Schuster is a freelance writer, and author of New York co*cktails from Cider Mill Press. Please follow her @winenshine.
Andrew McFetridge is a New York City-based writer and sommelier. Follow him on Instagram @andrewmcf

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Amanda Schuster

Amanda Schuster is a freelance writer, and author of New York co*cktails from Cider Mill Press. Please follow her @winenshine.

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Amy Miller

Amy Miller is a freelance wine, food and travel writer based in New York City. She recently attained the WSET Diploma and writes about dessert and fortified wines on her blog ladolcevino.com. Follow her on twitter @la_dolce_vino.

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Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman is editor-in-chief of The Alcohol Professor. She is author of WinePassport: Portugal and has written about beer, wine and spirits for both consumer and industry publications including Wine Enthusiast, Cheers, VinePair, Fodor’s and TimeOut. She is also editor-in-chief of sister publications The Cheese Professor and The Chocolate Professor.

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Amy Zavatto

Amy Zavatto writes about spirits, wine, and co*cktails for Liquor.com, Wine Enthusiast, Imbibe, and a mess of others over the last couple of decades. She is the author of several co*cktail books, including The Big Book of Bourbon, Prosecco Made Me Do It: 60 Seriously Sparkling co*cktails, Forager’s co*cktails, and the Architecture of the co*cktail. She very enthusiastically judges the liqueurs category annually for the American Craft Spirits Association. It’s where all the fun is. She studied a lot and got her Level III Certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. Follow her @amyzeats on Twitter and Insta.

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Andrew McFetridge

Andrew McFetridge is an NYC-based Certified Sommelier, Spanish and French Wine Scholar, and self-described wine nerd. Andrew graduated from The University of North Florida where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. Andrew is also an ambassador for DO Cava and has had his writing featured in SommJournal Magazine. He enjoys music, world travel, sending postcards, and brand new notebooks.

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Andrew Tobia

Andrew was born in New York, studied in Boston, and then came back to New York. He likes to read, watch, listen to, eat, drink, and otherwise experience things, and then write things about those things. He has two cats, which he loves too much and talks to far too often. andrew.tobia@gmail.comt: @andrewtobia i:@andrew1tobia

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Andrew Wilkin

Andrew is a London-born writer who has come a long way from his teenage years spent in the local boozer. Resident in Berlin since 2012, he’s been covering the German and European bar scene for Mixology magazine and has thus become well-versed in all aspects of the biz. A big fan of the gin basil smash, he’s also partial to exploring the harder side of his palette. You can find him in one of Berlin dark, smoky bars, unless it’s summer - when he’ll be more likely lounging on the canal with an extra hoppy IPA.

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Andy Smith

Andy Smith is a freelance writer, copywriter and editor based in New York. He writes about entertainment, politics, travel and miscellaneous topics that capture his short attention span. He seldom (okay, never) blogs for himself but lots of his 20+ years of writing samples can be found at www.andymsmith.com.

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Angelo Veneziano

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Anna Mindess

Anna Mindess is a writer living in Berkeley, California, who focuses on food, culture, and travel. Her work has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, AFAR, Oakland Magazine, Edible East Bay Magazine, among others. In 2018, she was awarded First Place by the Association of Food Journalists for her essay on 1951 Coffee, a refugee-run coffee shop. Anna also works as an American Sign Language interpreter and seeks out Deaf-owned restaurants wherever she travels.

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Anne Becerra

Anne Becerra is a Certified Cicerone at The Ginger Man in New York City and has a strong passion for craft beer and the community that surrounds it. This year, Anne's very excited to represent the beer industry at a seminar for Tales of the co*cktail in New Orleans about furthering education in the spirits industry. She teaches classes, judges beer competitions, and has been featured in several local and national media outlets including NBC, Fox and Friends, and TIME Magazine and is a recurring contributor to the popular "Ask a Cicerone" column on Serious Eats. She loves spreading the word about great craft beer almost as much as she loves drinking it.

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Arthur Hamon

Arthur Hamon, known in China as“Monsieur Baozi”, is a French China-based food and wine blogger.After many years working inhospitality industry, he started a wine business in Ningbo, where he frequently organizes tasting and events that feature French and Chinese fine wines. You can find him on WeChat (Monsieur Baozi 包子先生) and instagram @monsieurbaozi.

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Ashley Ellen Martin

Ashley is a certified sommelier and entrepreneur based in Toronto, Canada where she specializes in wine tasting workshops. She is fond of saying, wine, beer, and spirit is more than just what’s in the glass – it can be the stuff of legend and folklore, it’s language and geography, history, and science – and, it is with great pleasure that she has made telling these stories of provenance and production the focus of her career. You can follow her on Instagram or learn more about her workshops by clicking here.

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Ashlie Head

Ashlie Head is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a degree in English: Editing, Writing, and Media. She recently moved to New York City to begin her career. Ashlie is interested in music, lifestyle, fashion, and travel. Follow her on instagram: @ashliehead.

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Ashtin Berry

Ashtin Berry is what you would call a Champagne fiend with a scotch habit and a knack for ridiculous, but tasty pairings. Fried chicken and rosé Champagne will change your life! Trust her! She is working towards her WSET (Wine Spirit Education Trust) Diploma with the hopes of continuing on to become a Master of Wine. Follow her on Instagram @thecollectress as she collects experiences across the world and in your city!

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Becca Yeamans-Irwin

Becca Yeamans has a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from Saint Michael's College in Colchester, VT, and a Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. She has extensive research experience as well as experience working in the wine industry. She is a freelance writer with a focus on wine science and research, and is the author/creator of the technical wine blog, The Academic Wino (www.academicwino.com). You may also follower her on twitter @TheAcademicWino.

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Ben Heskett

Ben is a technology marketing executive, award-winning former journalist, lifelong music fan, and wine adventurer, always willing to try something new. Inspired by the wine industry around him in California, he started www.CORKZILLA.com, a wine and music blog, in 2010. His Twitter handle is @corkzillasf.

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Bernard Kenner

Bernard Kenner is a freelance wine educator and writer. His interests are eclectic, becoming adept in wines from all over the globe, including Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile, Argentina, Soviet Georgia, Mexico, Canada, Croatia, Lebanon, Israel, France, Germany, as well as many of the wine growing regions within the United States. When he finds something interesting to share with the world, his occasional writings can be found on isantemagazine.com, quiniwine.com and other outlets.In addition to writing, he happily hosts wine themed events such as bridal showers, birthday parties, industry and private tasting events, wine dinners and corporate team building sessions.

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Betsy Andrews

Betsy Andrews is an award-winning food, drink, and travel writer. She is contributing editor at Food & Wine and at SevenFifty Daily. She writes for many other publications, including Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler, the Wall Street Journal, VinePair, Serious Eats, and Plate. She is the former executive editor of Saveur and a former New York Times dining critic. You can find all her clips at betsyandrews.contently.com. She is also a poet. Her third book, Crowded, is now out from Nauset Press.

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Betty Teller

Betty Teller is a food writer and copy editor based in Napa, CA. Previously she had a lengthy career in museum exhibition development that culminated as exhibitions director of a (now sadly defunct) food and wine museum. She is mostly retired — but always willing to forget that to check out a new restaurant, bar, tasting room or food truck. Her humor/food column Amuse-Bouche has appeared regularly in the Napa Valley Register since 2005.

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Bill McMahon

Bill McMahon is a freelance writer, copywriter and content producer. He is the author of several published secondary level textbooks and teaching guides, as well as email copy, promotional materials, online content, blogs, and business communications. He is also a published and produced playwright, as well as a screenwriter. His sitcom pilot is in development with Kierstead Productions, and you can find more of his writing on his website www.storytellingcontent.com.

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Bozkurt Karasu

Bozkurt "Bozzy" Karasu (@bozkurtkarasu) moved to NYC in 2003 to join The Wooster Group as their Production Manager after working as a freelance performing arts production manager and designer in Istanbul, Turkey for 13 years. In 2012 he moved to Cambridge, MA this time to join Theater Arts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Technical Instructor. He regularly tastes whisk(e)y and blogs about it at tire-bouchon.

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Brian Petro

Brian Petro, a native of the great state of Ohio, found himself in the town of Dayton after graduating from the Cleveland Institute of Art. His path has wound through the design, education, and restaurant industries, all of them adding a little something to the overall flavor of his creative endeavors. The first time he stepped behind a bar, it felt like home. Ever since, he has absorbed all of the liquor knowledge he can find, from culture to history to recipes, and done his best to share what he knows with the world. Or, at least the readers of Dayton Most Metro, where he is the writer about all things co*cktail. He also likes the word 'Brilliant'.

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Camper English

Camper English is a co*cktails and spirits writer and educator. His websites are Alcademics, co*cktailSafe, and co*cktailGreen. You can also find him on instagram.com/alcademics and twitter.com/alcademics.

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Cari Shane

Cari Shane is a DC-based freelance journalist who writes on subjects she finds fascinating — especially science, medicine and health. Cari’s work can be found in a wide variety of publications from The Washington Post Magazine to Scientific American.

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Carole Rosenblat

Carole Rosenblat is a traveler through and through. Whether she’s working on a cruise ship, leading a tour, managing a corporate event, volunteering, or just learning about a different culture, she’s constantly on the go. She’s traveled to 67 and has temporarily settled in Budapest where she loves learning about the reinvigorated Hungarian wine industry. She also owns Drop Me Anywhere Tours for Women. Her bylines include National Geographic, CNN, The Daily Beast, AFAR, Atlas Obscura, and DAME Magazine among others.

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Carrie Dykes

Carrie Dykes is a Hudson Valley-based journalist covering wine, food, travel, and everything in between. She has bylines in Wine Enthusiast, SOMM TV, Lonely Planet, and AFAR among others. In addition to writing, she also serves as a wine judge for several highly-regarded international competitions. In her downtime, she is usually finding treasures in thrift stores and forest floors.

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Carrie Honaker

Carrie Honaker is a freelance writer who is not sure where she will land next, but it will involve messy eating, a spicy Tempranillo and finding the local dive bar. Her work has been featured in Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appetit, and others. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram @writeonhonaker.

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Catherine Balston

Catherine Balston is a freelance writer based in São Paulo, Brazil. She writes about food, travel and culture for publications that include BBC Travel, The Telegraph and Monocle. Catherine has authored a number of Brazil guidebooks, including for Fodor's, Wallpaper* and Louis Vuitton’s City Guide series. Catherine is always on look out for interesting food stories, especially those that involve cheese. Follow her on Instagram https://instagram.com/squeezeoflime or get in touch via www.catherinebalston.com.

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Catherine Fallis

Catherine Fallis (“fall is”) is is the world’s 5th female Master Sommelier and the founder of Planet Grape LLC, a wine consulting firm providing content, reviews, corporate and private tastings, restaurant wine program development, and speaking services. She founded Planet Grape Wine Review and her latest book is Ten Grapes to Know, The Ten and Done Wine Guide.

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Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee

Cecilia Hae-Jin Lee is a food and travel writer, photographer, producer and a chef. A James Beard Award nominee, she was a restaurant critic and food writer for the LA Times for nearly two decades. She has authored several books, including cookbooks on Mexican and Korean cuisines. When she's not climbing a mountain somewhere, she paints, cooks and gardens in Los Angeles. Follow her on Instagram @littlececilia1 and Twitter@littlececilia.

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Cha Cababaro

Cha Cababaro is a freelance creative who manages websites and creates content for different international brands across various industries. Currently, her day is made up of 60% parenting, 20% writing for Jet Gift Baskets (which has a professionally curated wine collection), 10% shuffling her Discover Weekly on Spotify, and 10% spacing out.

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Chris Wertz

Chris Wertz is a veteran of the beverage business for more than 20 years. He is author of Brooklyn Spirits: Craft Distilling and co*cktails from the World's Hippest Borough, and co-founder of the amaro consulting company bitter.wine.

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Christina Brooks

Christina Brooks is a wine professional with ilovewine.com—a site devoted to wine information and appreciation. Her goal is to help people to gain a deeper understanding of wine by exploring its many facets through accessible, entertaining, and inspiring content.

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Christine Campbell

An avid traveler and lover of all things wine, Christine holds her WSET Advanced Level 3 certificate with Distinction. Driven by her passion, she started and completed her French Wine Scholar (FWS) course graduating with Highest Honors and is continuing with the inaugural Master of Champagne course through the French Wine Society. Based in Vancouver, Canada, Christine sits on the B.C. VQA wine assessment panel and is a wine educator. Every #WineWednesday, Christine writes on her blog girlsgogrape.com. Follow her on twitter @girlsgogrape.

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Christine Clark

Christine Clark is a professional cheese and beverage nerd. She is a Certified Cheese Professional by the American Cheese Society. Her work has appeared in VinePair, Bon Appetit, Travel + Leisure, and AFAR and she has taught cheese and pairing classes across the United States. In her spare time, she plays with her chocolate lab and thinks about what she'll be eating next. Follow her latest adventures @yourcheesefriend or yourcheesefriend.com.

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Cognac Expert

cognac-expert.com is the leading online platform for all things related to Cognac. Founded a decade ago by brother-sister team, Max and Sophie, their love of this iconic French drink was literally written into their genes, thanks to the family estate in the Cognac region with over three generations of family history.Today the website has a global readership numbering into the hundreds of thousands, and is a place where Cognac lovers can discover more about their passion, communicate with others of a similar interest, and purchase Cognac from the heart of the region to be delivered anywhere around the world.Follow Cognac-Expert on social media:Instagram @cognacexpertFacebook https://www.facebook.com/cognacexpert/Twitter @cognac-expert https://twitter.com/cognac_expert

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Colleen Newvine

Colleen Newvine is a Brooklyn-based freelance journalist and marketing consultant with a passion for great co*cktails and farmers' market produce. She blogs about living life intentionally (https://newvinegrowing.wordpress.com) and helps her artist husband, John Tebeau, explore bars for his Great Good Places series. Follow her on Twitter @cnewvine.

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Courtney Schiessl

Courtney Schiessl is a Brooklyn-based wine journalist, educator, and consultant who has held sommelier positions at some of New York’s top restaurants, including Marta, Dirty French, and Terroir. Courtney has written for Forbes.com, SevenFifty Daily, SOMM Journal, Tasting Panel Magazine, and VinePair, among other publications, and she is currently pursuing the WSET Diploma in Wines. Follow her Champagne-fueled adventures on Instagram at @takeittocourt.

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Danielle Macdonald

Danielle loves sipping on the perfect beverage whilst exploring and reviewing both its characteristics as well as its image. With numerous articles covering various product genres, her love of journalism and branding has transformed into her profession. With a degree in creative writing, a course at The London School of Journalism, and a desire to lose herself in words and dare one say it- alcohol, Danielle is one happy, creative and beverage passionate woman.Find her on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielle-macdonald-94991ba4/

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Demian and LeNell Camacho Santa Ana

Husband and wife team Demian and LeNell Camacho Santa Ana have over 30 combined years in the beverage industry. Together, they opened and managed Casa Coctel, a reservation only bar, in Baja California Sur, Mexico before landing in Birmingham, Alabama. They are currently working on a children's book Mommy & Daddy are Bartenders in honor of their daughter Damiana.

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Devon Trevathan

Devon Is a writer and producer based in Nashville, TN. She loves to travel, drink, take pictures of co*cktails and inhale food. You can follow her @devontrevathan on Instagram and Twitter.

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Devorah Lev-Tov

Devorah Lev-Tov is a food, drinks, and travel writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She has written for publications including The New York Times, Saveur, Eater, October, Robert Parker Wine Journal, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, Vogue, Zagat, USA Today, Thrillist, and more. She's traveled to France, India, Italy, China, Israel, and beyond, visiting wineries, distilleries and breweries along the way.

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Dorothy Hernandez

Chicago native Dorothy Hernandez is an editor and writer who is eating and drinking her way through her adopted home of Detroit. She has written for numerous online and print publications, including the Chicago Tribune's RedEye edition, The Detroit News and patch.com. Her love of exploring the best food and drink a city has to offer led her to co-found Epic Brew Tours, which specializes in craft brewery tours in Michigan.facebook.com/epicbrewtourstwitter.com/epicbrewtoursConnect with her on Twitter at @lennie7vk.

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Dy Godsey

Dy Godsey is a published mixologist, consultant and bartender currently working in Wisconsin. More Low-ABV co*cktails can be found on her website, www.funbehindbars.blogspot.com

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Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger is a freelance writer and journalist in Chicago. She has written about food and drink for Wine Enthusiast, Huffington Post, Rewire, Midwesterner, Farm Flavor, and others. She also has written for the Boston Globe, US News and World Report, WIRED Magazine, and others. She has a B.A. in Latin American History from the University of Chicago, M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an M.B.A. in Marketing and Operations Management from Loyola University Chicago. Twitter: @vogontroubadour and at Mischief and Writing.

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Ellen Kanner

Ellen Kanner is the award-winning author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner (VegNews’ Book of the Year, PETA’s debut Book of the Month Club pick), the e- book, Beans: A Handful of Magic, and is contributor to outlets including Huffington Post, VegNews, Civil Eats and EatingWell. She’s been exploring the intersection of food, culture, wellness, and sustainability for over 20 years as the syndicated columnist the Edgie Veggie and Huffington Post’s Meatless Monday blogger, as well as contributor to outlets including Civil Eats, Saveur, EatingWell, VegNews, and Whole Foods Magazine. More at soulfulvegan.com.

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Elsa Holmberg

Finnish citizen, born in Stockholm, Elsa worked as a co*cktail bartender in Nottingham while studying for her Master’s thesis on temperance in 19th Century America. After juggling various ambassador roles in the USA, UK and Scandinavia, she eventually moved to London to work in marketing for various independent Scotch brands. Having left the corporate world, she now focuses on writing about food, drinks, travel and sustainability. Follow her:@elsamixalot

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Em Sauter

Em Sauter is an Advanced Cicerone®, author, beer judge and public speaker who runs the award winning website Pints and Panels which focuses on visual beer education. More info:www.pintsandpanels.com. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram@PintsandPanels.

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Émilie Steckenborn

Émilie Steckenborn is a certified sommelier, foodie, and host, and creator of the Bottled in China podcast and blog. Having lived in Shanghai, China, for over 10 years, Émilie oversees wine programs for top-tier businesses in Asia, including serving as the wine consultant for China Eastern Airlines. Her signature podcast, Bottled in China, shares the stories and adventures of passionate individuals, thought leaders, and business leaders in the F&B scene who are shaking things up around the world. In 2019, Émilie was named one of the top future influencers in the global beverage industry.

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Emily Paster

A lawyer turned food writer, Emily Paster brings passion, a sharp intellect and attention to detail to her globally-inspired, Jewish cuisine. She is the author of four cookbooks, including the best-sellingEpic Air Fryer Cookbook.Her latest book isInstantly Mediterranean: Vibrant Satisfying Recipes for Your Instant Pot, Electric Pressure Cooker & Air Fryer. Emily lives outside Chicago with her husband and two ravenous teenagers. Find more of Emily’s recipes on her blog West of the Loop.

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Emma Criswell

Emma Criswell is head of the "Grain Team" at Deussen Global Communications, a sales associate at Frankly Wines and a freelance marketing consultant for wine, spirits and culinary brands. A certified sommelier, she loves funky wines, loose leaf tea and running half marathons. She doesn't love bell peppers, or red onions. Follow her on instagram @emmacriswell.

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Emma Krasov

Emma Krasov is a journalist, author, food and wine writer, a panelist for San Francisco International Coffee Festival and San Francisco Pistahan Festival of Filipino Food, a judge for the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon, The Best in the West Nugget Rib Cook-off (Sparks, Nevada), and San Francisco International Fragrance Salon. She regularly contributes articles about food and wine, art, entertainment, and travel to Real Travel Adventures online magazine, Kstati Russian-American newspaper, and her own award-winning blog, Art and Entertain Me. Look for Emma’s articles at: Real Travel Adventures, Kstati, and Art and Entertain Me. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

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Eric Zillier

For 15 years Eric Zillier has worked as a sommelier or wine director at some of New York's finest restaurants including Veritas, Alto and Gotham Bar and Grill. He is currently working on a book about his experiences in the wine business.

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Flora Tsapovsky

Flora Tsapovsky is a style, food and culture writer splitting her time between San Francisco and Tel Aviv. She has contributed to publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Bon Appetit, Afar and VinePair. She liked the wine spritzer before everyone else.

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Francine Cohen

Francine Cohen is Editor in Chief of www.insidefandb.com, a regular contributor to Beverage Industry News and www.hotelinteractive.com and a hospitality and spirits industry consultant. She splits her time between developing successful brand marketing strategies and writing about the business of the f&b and hotel industries. Based in NYC, but happy to continue to travel the world, she has an appetite for great food and drink. Especially cheese. And snails.

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Frank Dobbins

Frank Dobbins is a whiskey writer from New Jersey with a focus on America’s Native Spirit. When he’s not writing about spirits you can find him on Instagram @BourbYourEnthusiasm and @BourbEnthusiam on Twitter, where he spends his time interviewing industry luminaries, cracking wise, and doing what he does best: encouraging people to bourb’ their enthusiasm.

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Gabrielle Pharms

Gabrielle Pharms is a Texas-based writer covering all things booze, music, and travel related. Bylines can be seen via VinePair, The Bourbon Review, Billboard, W Magazine, plus many other outlets. You can catch her at a music festival with flowers in hair and a co*cktail in tote. Just make sure it’s whiskey. Follow her on Twitter@gabbynikki.

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Gail Ann Williams & Steve Shapiro

Gail Ann Williams and Steve Shapiro are longtime San Francisco residents and beer appreciators who have written for publications such as Celebrator Beer News, BeerAdvocate Magazine, CraftBeer.com, Beer Paper LA and others since they launched their own site, BeerbyBART.com, in 2007 to help locals and visitors explore their local beer scene via public transportation. Gail is also a Certified BJCP beer judge. The couple places a personal priority on traveling to meet beer people and trying fresh beers from the source, with select cultural and outdoor destinations tacked on for good measure.

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Gary Schwind

Gary Schwind is a music journalist and beer enthusiast who learned pretty much everything he knows about beer from Bart Bullington, formerly of Laguna Beach Brewing Company. In addition to being a beer aficionado, he is also an avid fan of music who has had the opportunity to interview countless music artists, including Grammy nominees. He lives in Orange County, California. You can find his music features on glidemagazine.com and americanahighways.org.

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George Koutsakis

As a half-Greek Scotsman, who previously lived and worked in Japanese whisky industry for years, George Koutsakis is a spirits writer specializing in Japanese whisky, world whisky, and spirits. Aside from Alcohol Professor, he currently writes for Liquor.com, Saveur Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Distiller.com, and acts as head of content for Dekanta.

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Georgia Freedman

Georgia Freedman is a freelance journalist and editor based in the Bay Area. Georgia has written for Food & Wine, the Wall Street Journal, Afar, Martha Stewart Living, and many other publications and is the author of two cookbooks. She also produces the newsletter the California Table, which celebrates home cooks and home cooking from all across her home state.

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James Reddicliffe

James Reddicliffe is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of BK Beer Review, a blog that covers all things beer in the five boroughs. His work has been featured in the New York Times, and when he is not writing about beer or spirits, you can find him spending time with his wife and 10-week-old son Graham, who enjoys bottles of a different kind. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter at @bkbeerreview.

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Jens Kerger

Jens is a freelance bartender in Dresden, Germany who decided he'd rather be a good host, than a mechanical engineer. As of the moment he mainly does guest shifts, spreading the knowledge he acquires and learning with each new bar he gets to "blow up," while seeking a position outside of the country. He also a brand ambassador for Absyntheum Absinthe in Germany.

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Julie Kendrick

Julie Kendrick is a Minneapolis-based food writer with bylines in HuffPost, Condé Nast Traveler, EatingWell and Delta Sky. Follow her on Twitter @KendrickWorks.

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Haley Forest

Having worked in the Hospitality sector for nearly 15 years, Haley Forest has experienced first hand the blood, sweat, tears, and manic joy that comes with it. After being involved in almost every aspect of the industry, from chef to bartender, vendor to general manager, she now is a writer and consultant, traveling around the world exploring bar communities and helping the industry progress as a whole. Follow the adventure at @HCForest.

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Hannah Walhout

Hannah Walhout is a writer, editor, and eater in New York City. When she isn't busy writing, she enjoys cooking, eating shawarma, traveling, and wondering whether or not the obscure beverages she buys during her travels will be confiscated at the border. Follow her on Instagram at @lunchtime_somewhere.

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Hollie Stephens

Hollie Stephens is an award-winning freelance writer originally from London and currently based in New Mexico. Her writing has appeared in VinePair, Pellicle, Hop Culture, and other publications. View more bylines at holliestephens.com, and follow her on Twitter @GlobeHops

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Jackie Armstrong

Jackie is a freelance writer and blogger. She is the founder of One Girl's Dish, a blog dedicated to food and drink events in New York.

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Jackie Summers

Jackie Summers is the founder of Jack From Brooklyn, and the creator of Sorel Liqueur. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @TheLiquortarian.

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Jake Emen

Jake Emen is a spirits, food and travel writer currently based in Washington, D.C. His drinks coverage has been published in Whisky Advocate, Eater Drinks, Tales of the co*cktail, Washington Post Express, Distiller, The Whiskey Wash, Tasting Table, and a range of other outlets. He also runs his own site, ManTalkFood.com, and can be followed on Twitter, @ManTalkFood.

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Jason Horn

Jason Horn's first published story as a professional journalist (well, intern) was called "Whiskey 101," and he's never looked back. He's been writing about drinks, food, travel and cannabis for more than 15 years, including as senior editor at Liquor.com, spirits columnist atPlayboy.com and freelance contributor to lots of other publications. Follow him at@messyepicureon Twitter and Instagram or at themessyepicure.com

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Jeanette Hurt

Jeanette Hurt is the author of 15 books on food and drink, including Wisconsin co*cktails, Drink Like a Woman, The Joy of Cider, The Cheeses of Wisconsin and more. She is also the cheese and spirits contributor to Milwaukee Public Radio.

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Jennifer Billock

Jennifer Billock is an award-winning writer, bestselling author, and editor; co-host of the Macabre Traveler podcast; and editor of the Kitchen Witch Newsletter. She is currently dreaming of an around-the-world trip with her Boston terrier. Check out her website at jenniferbillock.com, and follow her on Twitter @jenniferbillock and Instagram @jenniferjoanbillock.

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Jim Gladstone

Jim Gladstone has written extensively about the arts, cuisine and travel. He is a freelance writer and creative consultant based in San Francisco. www.jimgladstone.com.

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John Pomeroy

John Pomeroy is the epitome of balance – in life and in his co*cktails. Bitten by the hospitality bug in high school and continuing through college, he used his skills to move ahead when others may have thrown in the towel – literally. John went from dish washer, to busser, to waiter before finding his stride at the bar. He worked as a bartender through college at the award-winning Montrio in Monterey, CA. It wasn’t long, though, before he was recruited to open the Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley. Here he had the opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned chef Cal Stamenov, and sommelier Mark Jensen, formerly of the Highlands Inn. He then went on to graduate school at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he earned his Masters in Education, as well as the credentials he needed to be an English teacher.His passion, interest, and curious nature about food and spirits remained powerful influences. While developing his knack for identfying flavors on the plate he excelled when it came to working with spirits from distillation to the creation of co*cktails. Today, he is able to blend his educational training and passion by working as a spirits advocate and educator, consultant, brand ambassador and journalist.His work has been featured in several magazines, and he recently wrote the cover story for Bar Business. With his active participation in the United States Bartenders Guild, New York Chapter (USBGNY) he has spent the past four years developing and solidifying relationships in the industry, affording him the opportunity to work with many of the most respected names in the business. In addition to working closely on many of New York City's best co*cktail programs, he has also consulted Las Ranitas, an eco-resort in Tulum, Mexico, as well as several other venues around the United States. Additionally, his work with Purity Vodka as their national brand ambassador has garnered him even more respect and credibility within the industry, and he regularly contributes to seminars and trainings sessions at co*cktail events the world over.

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John Reed

John Reed is the beverage director for Potash Markets in Chicago. He is an accredited WSET2, and has studied wine all over the world. John has also worked with the Beverage Tasting Institute rating wines professionally. With almost a decade buying and studying wine he has gained a unique perspective into the wine industry.

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Josh Powell

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Josh Feldman and Peter Silver

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Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS.com, a Los Angeles based company that showcases the best-tasting food and drink through online coverage and custom culinary tours. Follow him on Instagram.

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Karan Nagpal

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Kathleen Willcox

Kathleen Willcox has been writing about the business and culture of wine and food for more years than she’d care to reveal. Her work appears regularly in Wine Searcher, Wine Enthusiast, The Vintner Project and many other publications. Kathleen also co-authored a book called Hudson Valley Wine: A History of Taste & Terroir, which was published in 2017. Follow her wine explorations on Instagram at @kathleenwillcox.

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Katie Lockhart

Katie Lockhart is a travel and food journalist, copywriter and content creator traveling full-time around Asia. She writes for National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Conde Nast Traveler, Robb Report, Afar and many more. You can follow her work and adventures on Instagram @findyourhappyplate.

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Katrina Lobley

Katrina Lobley writes about travel, food, and wine – in short, all the good things in life – and lives in Sydney, Australia. She writes for newspapers including The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, and The Saturday Paper. Follow her adventures on Instagram @katrinalobley.

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Kaya Johnson

Kaya Johnson is a professional interpreter from Yorkshire, UK, who is fond of writing and traveling. She enjoys sharing articles on various topics and dreams of writing a bestseller one day. She hosts this website.

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Keith Allison

Keith Allison is a freelance writer, traveler, and professional imbiber raised in Kentucky and living in New York City. His goal in life is to be Nick and Nora Charles. He’s also the author of the book co*cktails and Capers: Cult Films, co*cktails, Crime and Cool.

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Kelly Magyarics

Kelly Magyarics, DWS, is a wine, spirits and lifestyle writer, and wine educator, in the Washington, D.C. area. She can be reached through her website www.kellymagyarics.com or follow her @kmagyiarics.

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Kenneth Haynes

Kenneth Haynes is a Molecular Gastronomist and also a Content Creator who loves to approach the matter of social, artistic and technical aspects of food and drinks. You can read more of his articles on TodayTopReviews.com, a review site that focuses on three niches: wine, beer and cheese.

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Kevin Gibson

Kevin Gibson is a Louisville, Ky.-based writer who writes about breweries, restaurants and the great city he calls home. He loves the Green Bay Packers, loathes cucumbers and once interviewed Yoko Ono (pissed her off a little, too). He also is author of "Louisville Beer: Derby City History on Draft" and other books, and plays in a band called the Uncommon Houseflies. When he isn't running around town chasing stories or poised at his trusty laptop writing, you can often find him at one of the local breweries or chilling on his couch with his trusty sidekick Atticus. Check out KevinGibsonWriter.com to find out more about his books and why he does what he does, or feel free to call him names on Twitter: @kgramone.

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Kim Westerman

Kim Westerman is a certified sommelier and licensed Q-grader, and has been writing about beverages and their various intersections with culture for more than 20 years. She is based in Berkeley, California, where she explores the sensory parallels between coffee and wine at Hedonic Terroir-Driven Coffee, the roastery she founded in 2019 to bring awareness to the influences of terroir — a household word among wine drinkers — on your morning cup of coffee. Follow her on Instagram @hedoniccoffee and @throughtraveler.

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Kristine Hansen

Kristine Hansen is a Milwaukee food, drink, travel, and design writer and author of Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet, and Savory Recipes from the State's Best Creameries and Farmers Markets: Tours, Trails and Attractions, both from Globe Pequot Press. She also contributes to Milwaukee Magazine, nationalgeographic.com, architecturaldigest.com, travelandleisure.com, and marthastewart.com.

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Laine Doss

Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times. She has been featured on Cooking Channel's Eat Street and Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. Laine won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature about what it's like to wait tables. A tiki co*cktail aficionado, Laine is a judge at the annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival Art of Tiki event and competition and has an extensive collection of tiki mugs from bars she has visited around the world.

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Laren Spirer

New York Contributing Editor Laren Spirer is yet another lawyer (and freelance writer) obsessed with food and drink, who also blogs at Sweet Blog o’ Mine and tweets at @sweetblogomine. She has written for Gothamist, Serious Eats, Time Out New York and Tasting Table.

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Leilani Vella

Leilani finds delight in the bittersweet and salty, and has been known to drink vermouth in the afternoon and sherry in the shower. She began bartending in Italian restaurants in NYC as a means to pursue an environmental biology degree at Columbia University. Her boozy curiosity first developed in her interest of biodynamic oenology while she poured in Italian wine bars to supplement to her role an ecologist for the NYC Parks Dept. Upon moving to San Francisco, she bartended in seasonally inspired restaurants and immersed herself in the world of co*cktails. Her work in brand strategy for independent spirits led her to become acquainted with many the characters and traditions of bars throughout North American and Europe as she visited over 150 distilleries. Today she lives in Venice California, serves on the board of Art Beyond the Glass, and can often be found serving G and T’s while sailing across the bay.

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LeNell Camacho Santa Ana

LeNell Camacho Santa Ana once boasted the world's largest American whiskey selection in a retail store in her eponymous Brooklyn shop. She plans to get her brag on again--this time back home in Bama.

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Lincoln Chinnery

Lincoln C. Chinnery III is a freelance co*cktail journalist who has written for Edge Publications, AM New York, Metromix and VODA. Lincoln enjoys all the major spirits - Bourbon, Whiskey, Rye and is never too far from his next drink. He's a reader of all thngs related to co*cktails and comic books.You can read his bar and liquor reviews at have http://haveglasswilldrink.blogspot.com/ and reach out to him on Twitter @Lincolnwrites.

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Lisa Futterman

Lisa Futterman, ACS CCP, is a cheese monger and freelance beverage journalist based in Chicago. Her love of cheese, wine, and spirits has taken her all over the world—from the Comté aging rooms in Fort St. Antoine in the Jura to the wild agave fields in the desert outside of Oaxaca.

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Liz Susman Karp

Liz Susman Karp writes about culinary history and anthropology, foodways, restaurants, and the intersection of food and culture. Her work has been published in Zagat Stories, Times-Union, Inside Hook, Modern Farmer, Hudson Valley Magazine and Westchester Magazine, among others. She feels fortunate to live in New York’s Hudson Valley, where she enjoys exploring the area’s rich agricultural heritage and offerings.

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Lori Rice

Lori Rice is a food and beverage writer who discovered a passion for beer and world travel over a decade ago while sitting in a biergarten in Vienna. She is a Certified Beer Server and the author-photographer of the beer cookbooks Food on Tap and Beer Bread. Lori resides next door to California’s wine country and she has yet to turn down any opportunity to catch up over a drink. Learn more about her writing and photography at loririce.com or follow her on Instagram @lori_rice.

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M. T. Eley

M. T. Eley is an Ohio-born writer currently living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work is featured in The Bold Italic, Gilbert!, USA Today, The Columbus Dispatch alongside other outlets. Alongside writing, he enjoys old fashioneds, old books and old souls. You can follow his perpetual 20th-century existence on Instagram @MTEley and Twitter @M_T_Eley.

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Madeline Blasberg

Madeline Blasberg is a Certified Wine Consultant currently working for Etching Expressions (http://www.etchingexpressions.com/) as Official Wine Commentator & Reviewer. She has spent time living in Mendoza, Argentina where she was surrounded by wine, both personally and professionally.

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Maggie Kimberl

Maggie Kimberl is a bourbon writer focusing on bourbon culture and tourism in Louisville and Kentucky. When she's not covering the bourbon beat you can find her browsing through vintage vinyl with her kids or tending to her homegrown tomatoes. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram and check out her blog.

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Manny Gonzales

Manny Gonzales is General Manager and Beverage Director at Foundry on Elm and Saloon in Davis Square, Somerville Massachusetts where he has created one of the most compressive whisk(e)y menus in the North East. When he is not hiking with his family or planning spirit classes at his restaurants he can be found by his fireplace sipping drams of Scotch or Mezcal finding inspiration for his blog Life by the Drop http://blog.saloondavis.com.

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Maria C. Hunt

Maria C. Hunt, is a California-based journalist specializing in cultural stories around food, wine, design, and wellness. Her work has appeared in Esquire, Wine Enthusiast, Dwell, Architectural Digest, Elemental, The New York Times, and Christian Science Monitor. She’s the author of The Bubbly Bar: Champagne + Sparkling Wine co*cktails for Every Occasion (Clarkson Potter, 2009).

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Mark Marnell

Mark Marnell, is a semi-retired Chemist who left the corporate life for a far more rewarding endeavor, Beer Journalism. As a Freelance Writer, Hudson Valley NY Craft Beer Columnist and Beer Blogger, he is discovering the rest of his life, one sip at a time. When not writing about beer or drinking it, he is selling his first ever Craft Beer Crossword Puzzle Book. His motto is Cheers, Beers and New Frontiers! Catch him on Twitter at @MarnellBeer or on his website at www.marnellbeer.com.

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Marnie Ann Joyce

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Mary Charlotte Elia

Mary Charlotte Elia works at The Birch Bar, (http://www.thebirchbar.com/), in Norfolk, VA when she's not otherwise writing curriculum for Sunday school, singing recitals of 19th century German art songs, or presenting papers on 3rd century heretics. She blogs at Water Into Beer and tweets at @CharlotteElia.

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Marysa Mitch

Marysa Mitch is a freelance writer focusing on spirits, beer, and wine. She shares her love for all things food and drink related on her blog, limerence + liquor. You can also follow her on Twitter at @msmarysa.

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Matt Archambault

Matt Archambault is a beer enthusiast based in NYC. With over 15 years of experience behind a bar, Matt is the Amazon.com of beer - if you like this, you may also like... Join him in his own personal journey of exploration and discovery on Untappd (https://untappd.com/user/mattarchambault). In his spare time, Matt has driven a mini-van off a cliff, endured water-boarding, and once appeared on Good Morning America as part of an elaborate prank. Follow him @supercasz.

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Matthew Callahan

Matthew Callahan is a graduate of Roosevelt University in Chicago, where he earned a B.F.A. in Theatre and had a wonderful eight-year career as a stage and film actor. Eventually, his passion for writing, technology, and web design got the better of him and he dove head-first into a career in geek services. In 2011 Matthew founded Digitalimit, a design and marketing agency specializing in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses find their voice online. From time to time, he also enjoys freelance writing -- especially on the topic of good drinks. Matthew lives in New York City with his wife, and their two wonderful MacBooks. Follow him on Twitter @_thinkertinker.

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Meg Roebling

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Melissa Corbin

Melissa Corbin is a Tennessee-based travel and culinary journalist with an appetite for the stories of people and places that make the world unique. Published by Food & Wine Magazine, Matador, Craftbeer.com, among others, she believes the best way toward positive change is loving on those around her and attests to its exponential benefit. You never know where she’ll turn up next. So, give her a holler over on Instagram @melcorbin.

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Michele Herrmann

Michele Herrmann writes about travel, hotels, food and drink, history, arts and culture and other fun stuff for various publications and travel and lifestyle companies.

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Mike Groener

Trying to intersect culinary innovation with the art of distillation. Let's disambiguate the industry of alcohol and share the research. Program manager, distiller, and creator.Follow Genius Gin @geniusliquids.

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Natasha Bazika

Natasha Bazika's writing has taken her around the world. She's covered everything from wine to resorts and dining. She writes for CNN Travel, Travel + Leisure, Vogue Living, and Thrillist Australia. Follow her adventures on @natashagracebazika.

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Neal Bayless

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Nicole del Rosario

Nicole del Rosario is a beer and spirits enthusiast based in Leipzig, Germany. Training to be an actual professor by day and an alcohol professor by night, she spends most of her mornings pondering Kantian ethics at the university and her evenings drinking her way through Europe. Don't be shy and come say hi on Twitter: @happyhegelian.

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Nimantha Siriwardana

Nim is the Co-Founder and CTO of Metacask, the marketplace for spirits-backed NFTs. Metacask also offers the spirits industry’s first fully-integrated inventory management, asset tracking, and marketing solution. Nim has over 20 years of experience in delivering technology solutions and previously worked for Goldman Sachs and Source Capital AG.

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Noah Lederman

Noah Lederman’s writing about the beverage industry has been featured in BBC Travel, Slate, Scientific American, VinePair, and elsewhere. Follow him on Twitter or visit his website.

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Nola James

Nola James is an Australian food and drink writer who splits her time between Melbourne, Victoria and Hobart, Tasmania. She’s a writer and editor for Wine Companion, Australia’s top wine magazine, and regular contributor for delicious.com.au and The Age newspaper, among others. Follow her on Instagram @nolamjames.

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Nora McGunnigle

Nora McGunnigle is a beer, food, and travel writer based in New Orleans. Follow her adventures on Instagram at @beerfoodtravels or her website, beerfoodtravels.com.

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Pamela Wiznitzer

Pamela Wiznitzer has a true passion and zest for the industry that is seen and tasted in every drink she serves. Since 2006, Pamela has been working throughout NYC and currently can be found shaking things up at The Dead Rabbit in the Financial District. She has earned honors from her industry peers such as winning Tyku's 2011 Sake challenge, selected as one of the 20 Diageo World Class 2012 Contestants, a finalist in Pama's 2011 Beyond the Glass.

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Pamela Vachon

Pamela Vachon is a freelance food and travel writer whose work has also appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Bon Appétit, CNET, and VinePair, among others. She is also a certified sommelier, experienced bartender, voiceover artist, musician, and instructor at NYC's Murray's Cheese.

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Pameladevi Govinda

Pameladevi Govinda lives in Brooklyn. She has worked at a number of wine shops in New York City. She is also wine, spirits, food and travel writer with a taste for Muscadet, and a penchant for curry. Her work has appeared in Imbibe, Vibe, CITY, IN New York, Serious Eats, Brooklyn Based, Diner Journal and more. Her previously published work and blog can be viewed at www.gajakattack.com. Follow her on Twitter @PamGovinda.

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Patrick Reed

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Paul Senft

Paul Senft is a Spirits Writer and Reviewer based in Metro Atlanta. His work has appeared in Got Rum? Magazine, Chilled, Distiller, Flaviar, as well as other publications covering a range of subjects related to Spirits, Travel, and the world of co*cktails. He foundedRumJourney.comand can be found onFacebook.

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Penny Sadler

Penny Sadler is a travel, wine, and food writer based in Dallas, Texas. Multiple trips to California wine country, as well as Italy and France, inspired her studies with the Wine and Spirits Education (WSET). After a stint in Napa Valley she now focuses on writing about wine through the lens of travel and lifestyle. Her favorite wines are the bottles shared with friends. You can follow her on Instagram @adventuresofacarryon and her travel and wine blog Adventures of a Carry-on.

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Pete Slosberg

Pete Slosberg started home brewing in 1979, the year it became legal. He went on to start Pete's Brewing Company and created the iconic Pete's Wicked Ale. After becoming the 2nd largest Craft Brewery, Pete's was acquired. Pete became enamored with Belgian beer and discovered Belgian chocolate. He then went on to start Cocoa Pete's Chocolate Adventures, which was acquired after 7 years. Along the way, he became a certified BBQ judge and also authored the bestseller, Beer for Pete's Sake. He now mentors entrepreneurs at SCORE, an affiliate of the Small Business Administration.

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Phil Galewitz

Phil Galewitz has been writing about the the craft brewing industry in the Mid-Atlantic states since 2011. He lives in Washington D.C. and South Florida. Twitter: @philgalewitz Instagram: Philmorebeer. He visits over 300 breweries a year across the United States.

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Philip Kampe

Philip S. Kampe is a veteran wine journalist who contributes to several print and online publications, moderates wine events nationwide and judges competitions. He is a member of the distinguished Wine Media Guild and resides in the both the New York metro area and the Berkshires of Massachusetts.

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Phyllis Armstrong

Phyllis Armstrong's love of writing and cooking developed early in life. She pursued those passions in her professional career as a freelance writer and as an anchor and reporter for news stations in Memphis, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. She retired from WUSA-TV after 25 years of covering stories in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. She currently writes forCuisine Noir Magazine. Her articles highlight Black chefs, restaurateurs, food producers, wineries, and innkeepers, both their achievements and challenges. She has a master’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University. Follow Phyllis Armstrong on LinkedIn and on Twitter@sseats

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Rashaun Hall

Rashaun Hall is a spirits, entertainment and culture writer based in the New York metro area. He firmly believes that after co*cktails, the best part of going to a bar are the stories. He shares those stories via his Bar Time Stories Podcast. Find more of Rashaun’s writing here.

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Rebecca Treon

Rebecca Treon is a Denver-based food, travel, and lifestyles writer. Born and raised in Colorado, she’s also a fluent Spanish speaker. She has visited Mexico, France, Spain, Italy, England, Ireland, Holland, and Argentina and half the states. Rebecca has written for publications like BBC Travel, Huffington Post, Thrillist, Hemispheres, and many others. She’s worked as an editor at American Bungalow and DiningOut and is a correspondent for Denver & the West for Time Out. She’s the author of the forthcoming book, Colorado Food Trails. She is the proud mother of a son and a daughter and can be found at @RebeccaTreon on Instagram.

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Rinku Bhattacharya

Rinku Bhattacharya loves all things spice and writes the blog Spice Chronicles. She is the author of three cookbooks, including The Bengali Five Spice Chronicles and Spices and Seasons. Rinku can be found online on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Robert Haynes-Peterson

Robert Haynes-Peterson is an editor and writer, recently transplanted from New York City to Seattle. He has covered wine and spirits for over fifteen years for sites such as AskMen, Business Insider, Liquor.com and for a variety of luxury publications. He raises his glass to all the hardworking distillers, blenders, bartenders and hospitality staff around the world.

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Robin Goldsmith

A British freelance food and drink writer who has a WSET Advanced Certificate in Wines and Spirits and is a member of CAMRA (The UK Campaign for Real Ale).Robin reviews food and drink products for individual companies and he regularly writes reports on trade events, such as wine tastings or food and drink shows.Additionally, he has written detailed commercial reports for trade publications and many of his articles have been published on respected industry websites, such as the drinks business, Speciality Food Magazine and hostelbookers.Web : www.thewritetaste.co.ukTwitter : @robthefoodieFacebook : https://www.facebook.com/TheWriteTaste

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Robin Robinson

Robin Robinson is a consultant to the craft spirits industry, where he helps small brands identify their unique narratives to penetrate and activate the marketplace and implement sales and marketing strategies. Prior to that, Robin was instrumental in helping to build the Compass Box Whisky Co. in the United States as its U.S. Brand Ambassador and Brand Manager over 34 markets, where he was responsible for distributor management, sales, retail and consumer education. He is the creator of the long running "Whiskey Smackdown" educational series at Astor Center NYC. More information at his website www.robinrobinsonllc.com

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Ryan Stevens

From his first sip of wine to the last Scotch tasting, Ryan has loved the craft and the journey behind the bottle. Detailing the experience that goes into each libation and telling the stories that go into every glass, fuels a passion quenched only by words. As a Contributor for The Oregon Wine Press, Busted Wallet, and Ask Men, he has found his niche showcasing the nuances behind the vices that make life a celebration. Living in Oregon provides a rich canvas filled with vibrant flavor profiles and vivid fermented nuances that, with his family by his side, Ryan paints a picture of the delicious possibilities. Follow him on Instagram @BlankGlass

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Sara Gorelick

Sara Gorelick spends her time in the world of spirits, working as an Account Director at Colangelo & Partners by day and a freelance writer by night. Her work has been included on ShakeStir.com, Examiner.com, BarNoneDrinks and other hospitality-related outlets. When Sara isn't working, reviewing or writing, she can be found laughing with family and friends or taking long walks with beagle Bailey. Follow her at @smgorelick.

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Sarah Annese

Sarah Annese is a freelance writer based in New York City with a focus on craft beer. She co-founded, edits and writes for www.beerunion.com, a website about beer news in NYC. Follow her on twitter @sarahbeerunion or @beerunion.

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Sara Havens

Sara Havens is a Louisville, Ky.-based freelance writer who pens the popular nightlife column The Bar Belle. She's author of two volumes of "The Bar Belle," has a key to the city, and prefers to bathe in bourbon. If you don't find her out at the bars, you can catch her on Twitter: @TheBarBelle and on Instagram: @BarBelle_Lou.

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Sharyn Foulis

Sharyn Foulis is a wine educator and retail consultant working in Sydney, Australia. She gets out of bed every morning to find new ways of helping people find wines they will love.

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Shoshi Parks

Shoshi Parks is a Bay Area-based freelance writer specializing in food, travel and history. Her work has appeared at NPR, Smithsonian, Gastro Obscura, Civil Eats, Vinepair, Vice and a variety of other outlets. Find her online at www.shoshiparks.net.

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Stacy Brooks

Stacy Brooks is a Minneapolis-based freelance journalist specializing in food and travel. Her writing has been published in Cheese Connoisseur, Wine Enthusiast, and Hemispheres, and she blogs at Tangled Up In Food.

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Stef Schwalb

Stef Schwalb is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in food, beverage, business, and design. Her work has been featured in Boston Magazine and Boston Home, Designing Lighting, ForceBrands, The SOMM Journal, and Thirsty Magazine. She holds the WSET Level 3 certification and is pursuing ongoing wine and spirits educational opportunities in between deadlines. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter via @StefSchwalb.

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Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen

Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen is the author of 7 books, including A Little Taste of San Francisco, The Art of Vintage co*cktails, World of Doughnuts, Honey from Flower to Table, The Astrology Cookbook, and the Anti-Bride Guide: Tying the Knot Outside the Box. She has written about food, drink, travel, and the arts for numerous print and online publications, including Kinfolk, KQED, San Francisco magazine, Edible East Bay, Edible Brooklyn, Time Out NY, Chow, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.

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Susan B. Barnes

Susan B. Barnes is as comfortable bicycling through Italian olive groves and SCUBA diving the wall of sharks in Fakarava as she is sipping bubbles at a Champagne house and dining at Michelin-starred restaurants. Over the years, her byline has appeared in AFAR, Allrecipes, Condé Nast Traveler, Food& Wine, Global Traveler, National Geographic Travel, Southern Living and USA Today, among many others. She’s an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Society of American Travel Writers.

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Thea Dwelle

Thea Dwelle is the creator and editor of Luscious Lushes, a wine, food, and travel blog. For more than 7 years, she has been writing about wine, travel and technology, focusing on the story behind the wine. When not pursuing vinous pleasure, she works in technology and is an amateur mixologist. Follow her on Twitter @Luscious_Lushes

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Thomas Riley

Tom Riley is a veteran journalist, writer, and editor who left a career in education in 2010, to study and write about wine. He holds an Advanced Certificate with merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London UK (WSET), and is currently pursuing their Diploma. In addition to The Alcohol Professor, he writes for the Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune), AmericanWineryGuide.com and Berkeleyside.com's online food and wine supplement, Nosh. You can follow him at his blog The Grape Belt or on Twitter @grapebelt.

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Tim Miner

Tim has been tending bar in New York City since 2003. Currently he can be found mixing drinks at The Long Island Bar in Brooklyn, New York and at The Eddy in Providence, Rhode Island. He is a co*cktail bartender who loves creating new drinks. Some of his creations have been featured in such publications as: The New York Times, AM New York, The New York Post, The Spir.it, Refinery29, Becomingbklyn, and Shakestir! Tim has taught co*cktail classes and consulted on co*cktail programs, most recently designing the co*cktail menu at French Louie in Brooklyn. He won The annual "Bring Your Bartender to the Opera Contest and was a U.S. Finalist in the 17th Annual Calvados Nouvelle Vogue International Competiton. When he's not behind the bar, you can find him on twitter @_tim_miner.

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Tom Johnson

Tom Johnson is a writer and communications consultant in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written or produced more than 100 television documentaries and published an equal number of magazine articles; played a key role in four venture capital-funded start-ups; and consulted with a half-dozen distilleries and whiskey-related attractions. As a trainer for the Aroma Academy, he teaches people how to properly nose and assess fine wines and spirits. He can be found arguing and cracking-wise on Twitter @TomSayingThings.

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Tony Sachs

Tony Sachs has been writing about spirits and co*cktails since 2007. His work has been featured in Robb Report, the Huffington Post, Whisky Advocate, Esquire, and Serious Eats, among many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife, daughter, and cat, and can often be found ingesting dumplings and Mai Tais while listening to Frank Sinatra. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @RetroManNYC.

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Tracey Broussard

Tracey Broussard is the editor of the culinary anthology Irrepressible Appetites. She is the former Bartender’s Best and Checking In columnist for the Sun-Sentinel. When she isn’t pouring drinks in the air as a flight attendant, she can be found at home creating drinks for her family, friends, and on Instagram @Tracey.Broussard and posting recipes and culinary adventures at her blog, www.thebigeasycook.com

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Tracy Weiss

Tracy Weiss had her first glass of Manischewitz at age 11. She found it horrendous but knew someday (when she was of legal drinking age), she’d seek out better vino. At her alma mater Michigan State University, Tracy took advantage of half-off bottles on Wine Wednesdays. With clarity found from sampling different varieties, she began to mock girlfriends sipping Boone’s Farm Strawberry Hill. An oenophile is born. This paired well with a violent cheese obsession and further motivated her to eat her way through life. Blending her passion for the finer things with a Midwestern upbringing, Tracy likes to pair fabulous wines with Dominos Pizza and crappy Chinese food.In a flurry of Parisian triple crèmes, Napa cabs, and pinxtos in San Sebastian, a decade of toiling in television and talent management flew by.Abandoning the entertainment business to write (and eat) full time, Tracy now focuses her culinary and wine interests closer to home splitting time between Manhattan and the North Fork of Long Island. She currently freelances for food, wine and lifestyle publications while working on her upcoming website www.northforkd.com and first book.When not scribbling, Tracy enjoys oysters, all things pumpkin, cult television shows and bubbly from any region.

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Trevor Hagstrom

Trevor Hagstrom and Maggie Rosenberg (who snaps the photos for his stories) are food and beverage impresarios and content creators whose work and information on future projects can be found at www.tandmworks.com.

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Warren Bobrow

Warren Bobrow is the Food and Drink Editor of the 501c3 non profit Wild Table on Wild River Review located in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the co*cktail writer for DrinkUpNY, Foodista, The "Fabulous" Beekman Boys and has written over 300 articles on food, wine and spirits. His first book, Apothecary co*cktails- will be released by Rockport/Quayside Publishing in November 2013. He was one of 12 journalists world-wide, and the only one from the USA to participate in the Fête de laGastronomie- the weekend of September 22nd. 2012 in Burgundy. He attends Tales of the co*cktail, WSWA, The Manhattan co*cktail Classic and the Boston co*cktail Summit.Warren was born and raised on a Biodynamic farm in NJ. You can follow him on Twitter @WarrrenBobrow1.

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William Schragis

Will Schragis has been busy trading jobs in as a Retail Buyer, Sommelier, Bartender, and Bourbon Distiller. He graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut with a Liberal Arts degree in the wonderfully vague discipline of American Studies.

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Zachary Feldman

Bitters, Old Men founder Zachary Feldman's origins can be traced back to the Venezuelan soldier who first told Angostura founder Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, you should really bottle this, dude.

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Mike Gerrard

Mike Gerrard is an award-winning writer who specialises in travel writing and writing about spirits. He combines the two in his website, Travel Distilled. He lives half the year in Cambridgeshire in England and the other half in Arizona, and you'll find him on Twitter as @Mike_Gerrard, @TravelDistilled, and @The_Vodka_Guy.

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Elly Blanchard

Elly Blanchard is a freelance writer with a passion for traveling. When not exploring the world or hunting around for new cuisines to try - you will find her relaxing in the garden with her head in a good book.

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Nickolaus Hines

Nickolaus Hines is a food and beverage writer based in New York. His work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Men's Journal, Supercall and more. He's always on the lookout for his next favorite drink and he will never hesitate to pet your dog. You can see what he's drinking now on his Instagram and Twitter, and see more of his work on his website.

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Tina Caputo

Tina Caputo is a California-based writer and editor who spent 15 years editing wine business magazines before setting off on her own to enjoy the rewards and perils of independent writing. Now she covers drinks, food, travel and produce for publications including VinePair, SevenFifty Daily, Sonoma, Visit California and more. She also posts offbeat humor pieces at at https://www.tinacaputo.com/blog.

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Lisa Waterman Gray

Food and beverage writer, Lisa Waterman Gray, has visited wineries, distilleries, and breweries throughout the U.S. She ‘profiled’ the Lodi AVA of California for girlonthemoveblog.com, described New Mexico’s oldest winery at wanderwithwonder.com, and wrote about a Kansas City distillery that USA Today named one of the nation’s top 10 new attractions, for foodietravelusa.com. Always baking, Waterman Gray has also created a signature cheesecake using homemade limoncello, from one of Kansas City’s most renowned Italian chefs.

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Wendy Lee

Wendy Lee is a travel addict, never happier than when visiting a new place. Along the way she seeks out opportunities to try all the local food and sample as much wine as possible. After a successful thirty year career in nonprofit management she left to pursue a dream of travel writing. Her writing can be found on Travel Awaits, Insider, Matador Network, Travel World International, and Empty Nesters Hit The Road. Wendy and her husband, Jason, live in Southern California. On the rare occasions they’re not traveling they enjoy hiking, biking, and kayaking.

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Global Drinks Intel

Global Drinks Intel is a must-read trade digital and print magazine for the world’s alcohol industry. Founded by highly-experienced and industry-recognised journalist Alex Smith, the publication focuses on the wine and spirits sector. Subscribe to the magazine, and register for their free weekly newsletter.

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Hannah Howard

Hannah Howard spent her formative years in New York eating, drinking, serving, bartending, cooking on a hot line, flipping giant wheels of cheese, and managing restaurants. She is the author of Feast: True Love in and Out of the Kitchen and Plenty: A Memoir of Food and Family. She writes for New York Magazine, Salon, and SELF and teaches food writing classes. She lives in Frenchtown, NJ and loves stinky cheese.

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Matt Agonoy

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Andrea McHugh

Andrea McHugh is a New England-based food, wine and spirits, and travel writer. Her byline can be found in US News, Insider, Parade Magazine, the Boston Globe, Yankee Magazine, Classic Boat, Travel Awaits, TripSavvy, the Hartford Courant and numerous national and international publications. She’s traveled to destinations far and wide, experiencing new places through its past, present, people, and culinary culture.

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Ruvani de Silva

Ruvani de Silva is a travel-loving British Sri Lankan beverage and food writer based in Austin, Texas, with bylines including the Washington Post, Good Beer Hunting, VinePair, Pellicle, Hop Culture, Modern Farmer, Gastro Obscura, Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, Beer Is For Everyone and PorchDrinking. Ruvani is a vocal advocate for diversity, equality and inclusion in beer and is the founder of #SouthAsianBeerClub. Find her on social media @amethyst_heels and her portfolio at CraftBeerAmethyst.com.

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Christina Mueller

A long-time San Francisco Bay Area writer, Christina Mueller hails from the Other Coast and has spent way too much time in South America and Europe. She has covered food and wine for Eater, Fodor’s TripAdvisor/Viator, Plate, SFGATE and many others. You can find her on instagram, facebook, and read what she is up to on her blog.

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David Young

David Young is a freelance writer based in Fort Collins, CO. He specializes in craft beer, whiskey, outdoor adventures, and travel. He has been published in Mens Journal, Forbes, SKI Magazine, and USA Today. He has more than two decades of experience writing for daily newspapers and working in public relations. David enjoys all that Colorado has to offer from mountain biking and fly-fishing to backcountry skiing and backpacking. Follow him onX,Instagramand check out hiswebsite

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Erik Trinidad

Erik Trinidad is a freelance travel, food, and spirits journalist, whose credits include National Geographic Traveler, BBC Travel, AFAR, VinePair, and Wine Enthusiast. He's also the author of the satirical cookbook,Fancy Fast Food: Ironic Recipes with No Bun Intended. Follow him on Instagram and Threads at:@theglobaltrip

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Mark Orwoll

Mark Orwollis a veteran journalist who often writes about the intersection of wine and travel. For 30 years he was on the editorial staff ofTravel + Leisure, most recently as the International Editor. As a freelance writer (since 2016) he has written about the wines of Portugal, Israel, Australia, and the United States. He is the author of a thriller,Cross Purposes,and a film book,John Wayne Speaks.He has won accolades from the North American Travel Journalists Association, the Society of American Travel Writers, and as an advisor to the White House tourism initiative “American Pathways 2000.”

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Brianne Cohen

Brianne Cohenis a Los Angeles based event producer, certified sommelier, wine educator, and wine writer. On the wine education side, she hosts in-person and virtual wine tasting experiences for corporate groups. She does this through highlighting diverse-owned wineries (i.e. Black, BIPOC, LGBT, and women-owned). Brianne regularly judges at international wine competitions, holds the WSET Diploma certificate, anda Master of Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University. She can be found online onInstagramandLinkedIn.

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Jack Shaw

AsModded's senior writer,Jack Shawcombines his expertise in health and his love for culinary exploration to provide captivating articles on the intersection of food, drink, well-being, and vibrant living.

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Theresa Greco

Theresa Greco is thefood and beverage writer behindThe Food Hunters Guide to Cuisine.”Her passion for food, wine, and spirits has led her into the kitchens of well-known chefs both in the US and abroad. When shes nothunting” for the next best spirit or food she can be found cooking delicious meals with her husband by her side.Please follow her on Instagram@foodhunter

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N.C. Stevens

N.C. Stevens is a freelance beverage writer based in Boston and the creator ofDrinkingFolk.com. He has traveled around four continents documenting local beverages based on interviews with the folks who make them. At home, he is a hobbyist distiller and an acolyte of iced coffee.

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Chris Boiling

Chris Boiling is a wine writer and winemaker. He’s the Wine Editor at William Reed, the company behind World’s Best Vineyards, World’s Best Sommeliers Selection, International Wine Challenge, and the free fortnightly newsletter Canopy. As well as being a wine writer, Chris is an aspiring winemaker, experimenting with rare grape varieties and wine styles at various wineries in Eastern and Central Europe. He will be launching the first in a unique collection of wines from his #harvest2022 adventure. These include a modern qvevri wine from Georgia, a ‘natural’ wine from Slovenia, a benchmark sustainable wine from Austria (featuring two disease-resistant grapes), and a sparkling wine from Hungary (the world’s first classic-method wine featuring Hungarian grape Pearl of Victoria and Austrian grape Gruner Veltliner).

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Tania Banerjee

Tania Banerjeeis a freelance writer from Kolkata based in Mumbai, India. She writes about travel, culture, environment and food. Her work has appeared in Whetstone, The Juggernaut, Lonely Planet, Business Line and more. You can find her on Instagram@taniabanerjee, Twitter@taniabanerjee, and her blog,Azure Sky Follows.

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Cori Solomon

Cori Solomon is an award-winning writer/photographer based in Los Angeles. Her blog,The Written Palette,features eclectic articles about her experiences traveling, discovering new wines, wineries, wine regions, art and history. Cori's background in art plays a role in her writing. She utilizes the art palette visually and verbally. Cori founded LA Wine Writers. She is the President of the IFWTWA, International Food Wine Travel Writers Association. She earned her WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits, the NASA American Wine Specialist Certification, and the NASA Spanish Wine Specialist Certification. She is also a member of NATJA, SATW, and TravMedia.

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Gail Ann Williams

Gail Ann Williams, a longtime San Francisco resident and craft beer appreciator, has written for publications such as Celebrator Beer News, BeerAdvocate Magazine,CraftBeer.com, Beer Paper LA and others. Gail is also a Certified BJCP beer judge. She and her husband, Steve Shapiro, launchedBeerbyBART.comin 2007 to help locals and visitors explore their local beer scene via public transportation. The couple prioritizes traveling to meet beer people and trying fresh beers from the source, with select cultural and outdoor destinations tacked on for good measure.

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Ansley Evans

Originally from Florida, Ansley Evans has lived in Murcia, Spain, for over 15 years. She is a freelance writer and translator specializing in food and travel and has translated over a dozen cookbooks. She particularly loves deep dives into Murcia’s culinary traditions, especially if tastings are involved. You can find her on Instagram:@ansleysevans

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