Who is Dame Wine®?

I moved to New York City in 1993 from New Orleans, Louisiana 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 the Wine Columnist for La VOCE di New York. 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, and shortlisted for Born Digital Wine Awards for Best Editorial/Opinion Wine Writing with my post Special Wines Uplift Our Lives. Also, I was listed #25 in Social Vignerons’ 2017 Top Wine Influencers on Social Media as well as receiving a fellowship to attend the 2017 The Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood Napa Valley .

I have had over 12 years worth of past experience selling various wines from around the world in the Manhattan market, 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.

Cheers, Cathrine Todd

damewine @ damewine . com

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