Emma Balter grew up in Paris, where she got an early taste for good food and wine. Her publishing career began in England, as the lifestyle editor for the student newspaper at Newcastle University, where she studied English lit and journalism. She joined Wine Spectator in 2012 as an editorial intern, and the tasting department full-time the next year. As assistant tasting coordinator, Emma organized official blind tastings and helped manage the 20,000 wine reviews our tasters publish each year, in addition to making editorial contributions in print and online. In 2016, she joined WineSpectator.com as assistant editor, contributing news reporting, blogging and producing the site's Tasting Highlights and Insider content, among other responsibilities. Emma lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Chenin.