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wine spectator taster profiles

Each Wine Spectator editor generally covers the same wine regions from year to year. These "beats" remain constant, allowing each lead taster to develop expertise in the region's wines. A taster's initials at the end of a wine tasting note indicate that the rating and review were created by that taster in one of our blind tastings. View bios of the senior tasters by clicking on their names.

James Laube, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California

Kim Marcus, Managing editor, New York
Tasting beat: Argentina, Austria, Chile, Germany, Portugal

Thomas Matthews, Executive editor, New York
Tasting beat: New York, Spain

James Molesworth, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: Bordeaux, Finger Lakes, Loire Valley, Rhône Valley, South Africa

Bruce Sanderson, Senior editor and tasting director, New York
Tasting beat: Burgundy, Italy

Harvey Steiman, Editor at large, San Francisco
Tasting beat: Australia, Oregon, Washington

Tim Fish, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California Merlot and Zinfandel, U.S. sparkling wines

Alison Napjus, Senior editor and senior tasting coordinator, New York
Tasting beat: Alsace, Beaujolais, Champagne, Italy

MaryAnn Worobiec, Senior editor and senior tasting coordinator, Napa
Tasting beat: New Zealand, California (Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc, other whites)

Associate tasting coordinators: Augustus Weed (Napa), Gillian Sciaretta and Morgan Taylor (New York)

Assistant tasting coordinators: Nicole Ruiz Hudson (New York), Aaron Romano (Napa) and Aleksandar Zecevic (New York)


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