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Wine Enthusiast

Wine Business Monthly

Wines & Vines Magazine

Wines Vines Analytics

San Francisco Chronicle

Edible Silicon Valley

Napa Sonoma Magazine


Wine Enthusiastfreelance writer

Digital Wine Sales are Booming, And Some Wonder if They’ll Last

Social Distancing and Fire Prevention: California Prepares for Wildfire Season

No Tasting Room, No Problem: Wineries Train Hospitality Staffs to Work the Vineyards

The Somm Journalfreelance writer

June/July 2020

Surrounded by Sustainability: How Thinking Green Builds Better Business

Digital Exclusives

Soul-Tied: Wine Industry Pros Rally Together to Help Restaurant Workers

Wine Business Monthlyassistant editor

I am the former assistant editor of Wine Business Monthly. During that time, my responsibilities included copyediting and fact-checking all articles for the monthly magazine, ensuring detailed accuracy before going to print. I also poured the articles into InDesign and helped compile photography, assisting the layout and design team. Additionally, I wrote feature-length articles each month. Regular columns included: Technical Spotlight, Winemaker Trials, and Winemaker of the Month. Outside of those regular columns, I also wrote additional articles as needed and defined by our editorial calendar.

My work on the magazine included both behind-the-scenes work and written work with a byline. Below each month’s magazine are specific links to my individual work featured in that issue.

Wine Business Monthly June 2020

Technical Review: Mira Winery—Custom-built Napa winery dedicated to single-vineyard, single-varietal winemaking

Winemaker Trial: Macerating Piquette at 24, 48 and 72 Hours

Winemaker of the Month: Severine Pinte—winemaker, viticulturist and managing partner of Le Vieux Pin winery and LaStella Winery, South Okanagan, B.C., Canada

Wine Business Monthly May 2020

Tanks for All the Grapes: Managing tank space through the grape glut

Winemaker Trial: The Effects of Non-Saccharomyces Yeast in Winemaking

Winemaker of the Month: Dan Martin—owner and winemaker, Martin Ranch Winery, Gilroy, CA

Wine Business Monthly April 2020

Technical Spotlight: Aperture Cellars—Winemaker Jesse Katz designs custom winery with a “no holds barred” approach to producing premium quality wine

Winemaker Trials: Cap Management Options for Red Wine Development

Winemaker of the Month: Bill Cooper—vintner of Cooper-Garrod Estate Vineyards, Saratoga, California

Wine Business Monthly March 2020

Featured articles

Technical Spotlight: Anaba Wines—Custom-built winery aids Anaba Wines’ production, sales and succession planning

Winemaker Trials: Scheid Family Wines Experiments with In-Vineyard Fermentation of Pinot Noir

Winemaker of the Month: Bob & Maggie Tillman—Father-Daughter Owners of Alta Colina, Paso Robles, California

Wine Business Monthly February 2020

Winemaker Trials: The Year in Review

A Forum for Winemaking Discovery Winemakers find value in talking about trials

Wine Business Monthly January 2020

Winemaker Trials: Investigating Sur Lie Aging Treatments

Wine Business Monthly December 2019

Technical Spotlight: Eden Estate Wines—From Silicon Valley Back to the Valley of the Heart’s Delight

Winemaker Trials Finding the Right Oak for Each Pinot Noir Clone

Wine Business Monthly November 2019

Winemaker Trials: Comparison of Phenolic Extraction in a GOfermentor Versus a Tank

Wine Business Monthly October 2019

Technical Spotlight: Eden Rift—California History Meets Viticultural Perspective

Winemaker Trials: Impact of Varying Intervals of Extended Maceration on Texas Mourvèdre

Wine Industry Recruiting Techniques: Enticing Talent to the Trade

Wine Business Monthly September 2019

Closure Trends for Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Trials: Using Eclat Barrels to Achieve Varied Phenolic Levels and Sensory Characteristics in Willow Creek Chardonnay

Wine Business Monthly August 2019

Technical Spotlight: Rack & Riddle—Robotics ramp up sparkling wine production at Healdsburg custom crush

Winemaker Trials: Chardonnay Three Ways—Measuring Effects of Concrete Tank, Puncheon Barrel and Stainless Steel Drum

Sixth Annual Wines & Vines Packaging Conference: The latest innovations in package design, sales and marketing from some of the industry’s leading experts

Wine Business Monthly July 2019

Winemaker Trials: Using Leaf Pull to Increase Thiols in Sauvignon Blanc

Is Your Winery’s Website ADA Compliant?

Wine Business Monthly June 2019

Technical Review: The Donum Estate—Embracing “The Gift of the Land” in Carneros

Cork Quality Council Reveals Results of Annual Natural Cork Audit

Wine Business Monthly May 2019

Wineries Create Custom Glass Bottles to Build Brand Recognition

Wine Business Monthly April 2020

Technical Spotlight: Viader Vineyards & Winery—A wise woman built her wine business on rock…and continues a 30-year legacy.

Two Studies Measure Consumer Preferences for Wine Closures

Wine Business Monthly March 2019

The Choice for Rosé Glass Bottles is… Clear: Bottling Rosé in flint glass bottles is traditional, acceptable and preferable as wine consumers both expect and prefer to see the color of Rosé wine before purchase.

Wine Business Monthly Feb 2019

Technical Spotlight: ZD Wines—Fifty years of innovative family winemaking


Wines & Vines Magazinestaff writer

Wines & Vines Magazine was owned and operated by the same company, as Wine Business Monthly, Wine Communication Group. Prior to my promotion to assistant editor of WBM, I began my career at the company as the staff writer for W&V. In that role I researched and wrote informative articles revolving around the U.S. wine industry for both the monthly print publication and the online news forum winesandvines.com (now winesvinesanalytics.com). I regularly reported on wine industry news and breaking news, as well as attended and covered industry events, including trade shows, seminars, and tastings.

Regular columns included: Technical Spotlight, Product Focus, Tasting Room Focus, and Unpack Packaging

Behind the scenes action: I also curated the questions and gathered the quotes for our “Question of the Month” series; compiled news items for our “Top Stories,” “People,” “News,” and “Faces & Forums” columns; and, of course, helped the rest of the editorial team with final proofreads before going to print.

Wines & Vines May 2018

Wines & Vines June 2018

Wines & Vines July 2018

Latest Research on Smoke Taint

Tasting Room Tech: How wineries use existing software and a look toward the future for solutions

Glasswashers for Tasting Rooms: Choosing the proper stemware washing system

Wines & Vines August 2018

Technical Spotlight: Zialena Winery—Mazzoni Vineyards’ fourth-generation owners bring back winemaking in state-of-the art Sonoma County facility

Wine Labels for a Sensory Experience—From technology to texture, packaging with a purpose is now more important than ever

Bruce Cohn’s Second Wine Act

Tasting Room Focus: Panther Creek Cellars

Unpack Packaging: Cuvaison Estate Wines and Big Cork Vineyards

Wines & Vines September 2018

2018 Top 10 US Wine Distributors

Forklifts—How wineries make do with older machines, and the latest models unveiled by vendors

As 2018 Harvest Begins, Growers Remain Optimistic for Good Yields and Quality

Randall Grahm—Reflecting on a Career of Wine Packaging

Rodney Strong Wins Best of Show in Packaging Design Contest

Tasting Room Focus: Burgess Cellars

Unpack Packaging: Travieso

Wines & Vines October 2018

Building Better Barrels—As modern American winemaking veers away from heavy oak influence, it’s become more important to understand the available options for aging wine

New glass bottles Vendors unveil new bottle molds catering to today’s upscale wine market

Connecting to Consumers Through Packaging

A Midwestern Wine Hawk Soars— How Cooper’s Hawk found success through DtC and on-premise sales

Tasting Room Focus: Long Meadow Ranch

Wines & Vines November 2018

Technical Spotlight: Ashes Diamonds—Former music executive celebrates Napa’s greatest hits, bringing ‘old school’ winemaking at a new winery designed to evoke the past

Forming a Solid Foundation—What wineries should know before renovating or installing new cellar floors and drains

Tasting Room Focus: Hitching Post Wines

Unpack Packaging: Rune Wines and Alara Cellars

Wines & Vines December 2018/January 2019 Collectors Edition

Vintage 2018 National Report

Evolution of the Basket Press—Winemakers discuss their preference for basket presses; manufacturers reveal new press tech

Mastering Misinterpreted Merlot

Inspiration from Innovation—trends, tech and packaging to help build better brands

Tasting Room Focus: Sbragia Family Vineyards

Unpack Packaging: emBRAZEN (Treasury Wine Estates) and Matchbook Wine Company


Wines Vines Analyticsstaff writer

During my time at Wines & Vines, the publication shifted production to a wholly online/digital format, focusing on wine industry data. Wines Vines Analytics is the leading source for wine industry data and the Wines Vines Analytics team maintains the industry’s most accurate databases, providing data-driven analysis, data, insights and reports to help its clients grow and manage their businesses. WVA also publishes a monthly analytics report covering the most recent and applicable data trends. As the staff writer, I researched and wrote about those data trends for the monthly report, detailing the effects of the data trends on the nation’s wine grapegrowers, winemakers and the wine consuming marketplace.

San Francisco Chroniclecontent producer/editor & staff writer

I was hired to the SF Chronicle as the content producer and editor of the newly created wine-centric website, The Press. In that role, I was responsible for editing and inputing Napa and Sonoma winery reviews, tasting notes, and available Wine Country experiences onto the new platform. I assisted with website layout, design, and development, ensuring content-ready material and a user-friendly interface. This role evolved into including writing assignments alongside these duties. I became a regular contributor to both The Press and the SF Chronicle’s Travel section, focusing on wine-related travel, winery reviews, and wine tasting notes.

Amador County: Vintners cultivate taste for the unusual

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Yolo County: Little grape-growing region that could

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Lake County: Allure of new vintners’ mecca

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Suite Spot: Featherbed Railroad Bed and Breakfast

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Marin County: Vintners revive dormant tradition

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First Look: Happas Brewery

The Press: The Chronicle uncorks wine guide

Destinations: SF Chronicle’s California Travel Guide

The Press

Online Link: Rochioli is the Russian River Valley’s Pinot Noir pioneer

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Online Link: Paul Hobbs: This exclusive winery brings the drama

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Online Link: La Crema: buttery Chardonnays in a rustic winery

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Online Link: At Lauterbach, a mom-and-pop winery operates from a garage

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Edible Silicon Valleyfreelance writer

It Takes a Village Harvest: Backyard Bounty Serves the Valley of Heart

Roadside Eateries By Land And Sea: Alice’s Restaurant and Dad’s Luncheonette

Where We Rhône: Santa Clara Valley and Santa Cruz Mountain Winemakers Find Fresh Palates (and Passion) for Old World Wines

Napa Sonoma Magazinefreelance writer

Sonoma Cider: Sip Wine Country’s other favorite drink

New Sips: Latest releases and tasting rooms in Wine Country


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**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.**