I moved to New York City in 1993 with just a couple of pieces of luggage, tons of enthusiasm in my heart, and a never say die attitude. New York City has the greatest variety of the two things I love most: Wine & Characters. I’m here to celebrate the diversity of wine and the characters in the wine biz that cross my path in NYC – as well as me crossing their paths when I travel to other awesome areas around the world!
I am a WSET Diploma graduate, Freelance Wine Writer and Forbes Contributor. I was shortlisted for the Roederer 2015 Emerging Wine Writer of the Year, my blog was a Wine Blog Awards’ finalist for the 2015 Best New Wine Blog, finalist for 2016 Best Writing on a Wine Blog and finalist for 2016 Best Overall Wine Blog, shortlisted for Born Digital Wine Awards for Best Editorial/Opinion Wine Writing in 2017, and received a fellowship to attend the 2017 The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley. Also, this website was listed as the Top 20 Blogs in USA to Follow in 2018 by USA Wine Ratings and I was listed as one of the Top 101 Wine Writers of 2020 by Corking Wines.
Before I transitioned into 100% freelancing I spent many years selling various wines from around the world in the Manhattan market starting in 2003, such as entry level large brands, small artisanal producers and ultra premium fine wines – which gives an interesting perspective to my writing.
Member of the Circle of Wine Writers.
My husband (an electrical engineer who is as nerdy about wine as I am) and I like to travel to lots of interesting food/wine destinations as often as possible.
damewine @ damewine . com