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New Member: Allison Levine

Allison Levine is the owner of Please The Palate, a boutique agency specializing in trade and media events around the United States for wine regions around the world. She has traveled extensively and has lived abroad in Italy, Spain, and Mexico where she developed her passion for food and wine. Her work allows her to live life to the fullest and she communicates her experiences through her writing...
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New Member: Håvard Flatland

Håvard Flatland lives in the outskirts of western Norway, and tries to use this perspective in his wine writing. His three years as sommelier at Park Hotel Vossevangen gave him a love for mature wines. He is a chef and a pastry chef, and divides his time between the plate and what’s in the glass. His wine column in the local newspaper has been running for ten years, and he provides articles ...
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New Member: Nicole Wolbers

Nicole Wolbers is a German (freelance) wine writer, entrepreneur, and sparkling wine professional. After finishing her WSET Diploma in London, she has worked in the industry in different positions. In 2018, she founded the first German online sparkling wine magazine, with focus on traditional method Sekt. Since then, the SCHAUMWEINMAGAZIN has turned into the leading voice for German-speaking sp...
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New Member: Brianne Cohen

Brianne Cohen is a Los Angeles based event producer, certified sommelier, wine educator, and wine writer. During the pandemic, Brianne educated and entertained over 7,000 people through her “Virtual Vino” online wine classes, regularly highlighting diverse (i.e. Black, BIPOC, female, and LGBT) owned wineries. She now offers both in-person (and virtual) wine tasting experiences for her corporate...
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New Member: Emily Saladino

Emily Saladino is a writer, editor, and recipe developer based in New York. Previously the Digital Managing Editor of Wine Enthusiast and Editor in Chief of VinePair, her writing has been published in The Washington Post, Bloomberg, BBC, Bon Appetit, Food & Wine, and many others. She currently reviews wines from Greece, Crete, and Georgia for Wine Enthusiast. A former professional cook and ...
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New Member: Krister Bengtsson

Krister Bengtsson is a Swedish journalist and entrepreneur with a background in both the media and wine industries. In 2017, he founded Star Wine List with the idea to guide wine lovers to find great wine bars and wine restaurants. Today Star Wine List covers more than 36 countries with recommendations made by wine professionals such as Arvid Rosengren, Paz Levinson and Ruth Spivey. Moreover, w...
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Book Review: Wine Hiking Switzerland

Markus Hungerbühler reviews Ellen Wallace's new book on the hikes and wines of Switzerland, Wine Hiking Switzerland: Explore the Landscape of Swiss Wines.   It is not often that a book about Swiss wines is published in English as the original version and in French and German, both national languages of Switzerland, as translations. Our fellow member Ellen Wallace, a travel and wine writer (...
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Meet the Friend: Alfonso de Gaetano

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The Jewel in the Crown

In this excerpt from On Champagne: A tapestry of tales to celebrate the greatest sparkling wine of all…, Fiona Morrison MW falls in love with the Vieilles Vignes Françaises, Champagne’s most mysterious wine, which hails from a tiny walled plot of Pinot Noir vines in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ. Treasured possession of the house of Bollinger, this is a site that’s been admired for its wines since m...
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