Welcome to Briscoe Bites! What was once a casual food and bev blog has turned into a full-fledged adventure into the world of wine-ing and dining. My name is Stacy, the owner and sole contributor of this site.
I’m a San Francisco Bay Area-based professional wine writer and wine industry reporter for Wine Business Monthly and have contributed as a freelance wine writer to the SF Chronicle, Edible Communities, and Napa Sonoma Magazine among several others. Currently under construction is the “Business” portion of my website, which will include links to several professionally published pieces. Of course, you can always Connect with me on LinkedIn to learn more about my professional career.
**Please note: all reviews and opinions are my own and are not associated with any of my places of business. I will always state when a wine has been sent as a sample for review. Sending samples for review on my personal website in no way guarantees coverage in any other media outlet I may be currently associated with.**
Outside of wine writing, I also work as a freelance editor for independent publisher She Writes Press. I have my BA in English-Language Literature from UC Santa Cruz as well as a Professional Sequence in Editing Certificate from UC Berkeley.
I have an insatiable curiosity about wine — from grape to glass, a wine’s life is so complex. It must be the book-nerd in me that sips and savors to discover a wine’s story: when I can taste the scenery where the grapes grew, breathe in the character developed from the wine-making process, I truly feel I am reading that story. I have a specific passion for working directly with wineries — big and small. Through online and live interviews with winemakers, winery owners, and other industry experts, I work hard to capture a winery’s winemaking philosophy with each review and article. Please Contact Me directly if you’re interested in working with me.
I’ve learned everything I know simply by tasting, traveling, researching, and writing. And I’m constantly learning more. I welcome every opportunity and experience the wine and culinary world has to offer and do my best to portray the lessons learned with my words.
But as seriously as I take this job, I also remember…it’s wine and food! It’s meant to be fun. So my aim is to keep each article, review, or post as friendly and informative as possible.
Lastly, the food. There aren’t a lot of recipes on the site, but there are a few, as well as restaurant and product reviews. I first began cooking and baking for health reasons and to accompany my fitness lifestyle. I found the more I knew about what I was putting in my body the more healthy choices I would make. Researching recipes, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing with different flavor profiles, I learned that I have a very strong palate — which ultimately led to my enthusiasm for wine. So while I may not have a large library of recipes, I will always include recommended food pairings for each wine reviewed.
Thanks for stopping by and cheers!
BriscoeBites officially accepts samples as well as conducts on-site and online interviews. Want to have your wine, winery or tasting room featured? Please visit the Sample Policy page and then Contact Me directly. Cheers!