New Member: Benjamin North Spencer

Benjamin North Spencer is a consulting winemaker, journalist, the founder of the Etna Wine School in Sicily, and the award-winning author of The New Wines of Mount Etna.

The New Wines of Mount Etna won The Gourmand Award’s Best European Wine Book in 2021 and is available in English and Italian.

Ben holds a Diploma in Wines and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and a writing degree from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. His work has been featured by BBC World Service, Wine Spectator, The Telegraph, Wine & Spirits, and others.

In 2023, he launched the world’s first Etna Ambassador Certificate program through Etna Wine School. He lives in Sicily.