Writers shape what we know and how we’ll feel forevermore; and in this case, it happens to be about wine. This page is dedicated to those who’ve not only been helpful to all of YOU, but they’ve also been very helpful to me in ways that I can’t even begin to articulate. However, it is because of them that I am where I am today… Celebrating these cherished wine writers with you all.
Alig, Peter ~ The Everything Guide to Wine
Alley, Lynn ~ Food books, wine stories, and worked with Dr. Harold Olmo of UC Davis
Alsop, Jonathon ~ Boston wine writer and proprietor/educator at the Boston Wine School
Apstein, Michael (Dr.) ~ Boston Globe, Wine Review On-Line, among others
Baer, Harold, J ~ His stories are found at VinoTasting, where he’s now Editor-in-Chief [R.I.P. June 12, 2013]
Barrett, Sondra Ph.D. ~ Wine’s Hidden Beauty
Berger, Dan ~ Vintage Experiences
Boone, Virginie ~ Wine Enthusiast, among other publications
Borel, Kathryn ~ Corked: A Father. A daughter. The wine trip to end all wine trips
Boyd, Gerald D. ~ I first met Gerry when he was the wine editor for the SF Chronicle, Wine Review on Line, among others [Retired]
Citara, Bill ~ Miami based writer
Degerman, Eric ~ Great Northwest Wines
Fallis, Catherine, Planet Grape
Finkle, Harvey (Dr.) ~ Writes and lectures internationally on the influences of wine upon health, and is a member of AIM ‘s editorial board
Frank, Mathew Gavin, Book author, food, wine, travel writing
Franson, Paul ~ Paul has wine writer credentials with Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Wines & Vines, Napa Valley Register (where I’m most familiar with his writings, besides his book), among others
Gentry, Alana ~ Girl With a Glass publisher/editor, 20+ years of professional writing expertise. Her degree in playwriting helped her to achieve the honor for five of her plays being professionally produced.
Goldfarb, Alan ~ St. Helena Star, San Jose Mercury News, Wine Enthusiast, American Airlines’ American Way, and the Underground Wine Journal, among others
Graham, Randall ~ Been Doon So Long
Gray, Deborah M. ~ How to Import Wine
Gregutt, Paul ~ Seattle Times, Wines & Vines, Wine Enthusiast
Heald, Eleanor and Ray ~ Quarterly Review of Wines, Practical Winery & Vineyard (PWV, Wine Columnists Gannett’s Observer & Eccentric Newspapers, Regional Correspondents Appellation America, among others [Retired]
Heeger, Jack ~ Napa Valley Register (Posthumous)
Heimoff, Steve ~ Wine Enthusiast [Retired as an independent, but working with the Jackson Family of Wines]
Hinkle, Richard Paul ~ Quarterly Review of Wines, books on wine, among others
Huyghe, Cathy ~ Forbes
Latimer, Patricia ~ Ohio Wine Country Excursions, published in over 100 national and regional magazines and newspapers such as Connecticut, Colorado Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. She was a columnist on wine for the Nob Hill Gazette, Bayviews and Coast, and a columnist on women in business for the San Francisco Examiner.
LeBeaux, Lorrie ~ Ebacchus and Examiner.com [Retired]
Lukacs, Paul ~ Wine book “American Vintage, the rise and fall of American wine,” wine Review onLine, Washington Times, among others
MacLean, Natalie ~ Nat Decants
Mangin, Daniel (Danny) ~ Danny Mangin
Marmon, Louis Dr. ~ Grapelines.com
Mauro, Rich ~ The People’s Palate
May, Meridith ~ The Tasting Panel
Ness, Laura ~ Contra Costa Times, Appellation America
Oldman, Mark ~ Everyday with Rachel Ray, and wine books
Olken, Charles ~ Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
Pacult, F. Paul ~ Journalist/consultant/UWC Judging Chairman
Parker, Robert ~ The Wine Advocate
Passmore, Nick ~ Forbes, Discover, Town & Country, the Robb Report, the Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, Sky, BusinessWeek.Com, and Golf Connoisseur, among others
Patterson, Tim ~ wine books, Wines & Vines, among others [RIP]
Penn, Cyril ~ Editor-in-chief for Wine Business Monthly, and Wine Business’s Daily report
Perdue, Andy ~ Great Northwest Wines and Seattle Times
Rosano, Dick ~ wine books, The Washington Post, Chicago-based magazine for Italian-Americans: Fra Noi, Wine Enthusiast, among others
Rossman, Marlene ~ Chef magazine, Sommelier Journal, The Tasting Panel, Riviera/Modern Luxury International Sommelier
Straight, Sue ~ The Wine Wench
Shriver, Jerry ~ USA Today
Tinsley, Robyn ~ wineskinny.com [Retired]
Wallace, Kieth ~ The Daily Beast
Wark, Tom ~ The only wine blogger and wine publicist on this list, Tom’s writings about the three-tier system are substantive and investigative
Weinberg, Ben ~ Sommelier Journal, among others
Whitley, Robert ~ Wine Competition Organizer, Whitley on Line
Wiegand, Ronn ~ Restaurant Wine (MS, MW)
Willcox, Kathleen ~ Hudson Valley Wines: A History of Taste & Terroir, Wine Enthusiast, SevenFiftyDaily, MuckRack, Vine Pair, and Slow Wine Guide
Wong, Deborah Parker ~ The Tasting Panel, Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine, Cheers, Sommelier Journal, and Examiner.com
Wong, Wilfred ~ Cellar Master for BevMo!, wine writer for many magazines
Worobiec, MaryAnn ~ Wine Spectator
We at Sorelle Winery would love to have one of your writers come out to our winery or just speak to us a little more about the winery. We are new to the wine world and are trying to spread the word about our winery. Sorelle is a small family owned winery in the Lodi Appellation. They produce small lots of Italian varietals. Sorelle Winery recently participated in the 2011 San Francisco Chronicle’s Wine competition and won gold for there Sangiovese and Bronze for their Primitivo.
Please take a look at the website as it will give you more insight on the family that owns the winery and the wine.
Thank you for your time,
All of these writers are either on staff for magazines and newspapers. This is a guide for you to know who are the key players. A wine publicist, like myself, has these people in her or his database, and should make those invitations directly to each person for you.
Best wishes with you new project. It’s always very exciting when a new company is launched. — jo
“I feel very fortunate to be allowed to be working with and contacted by the crème de la crème on a pretty regular basis. This is always how I feel, when an Email, such as Marlene’s, just arrived.”
Jo! I know this is how you feel whenever I write to you. Why not say it loud, say it proud? You could add my name to this list, as well. How’s Ronn doing doing these days?
He’s doing well, Ken.
I was jut thinking about you the other day!
Thanks, Jo. I think about you every day. All day.
Thanks for sharing this, best page.