Alison Napjus, who joined Wine Spectator as an assistant tasting coordinator in 2000, has been promoted to senior editor.
Napjus, 35, is currently Wine Spectator's lead taster on Champagne, Alsace and Beaujolais; she also tastes the wines of northeastern Italy and Penedès in Spain. She has written numerous tasting reports and feature stories for Wine Spectator and WineSpectator.com. In 2012, she presented a tasting seminar on Krug Champagnes at the New World Wine Experience in Los Angeles.
As senior tasting coordinator in Wine Spectator's New York office, Napjus has been responsible for training new staff members, managing the cellars and coordinating blind tastings.
Napjus graduated from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and worked at numerous restaurants; at the time she joined Wine Spectator, she was a manager at New York's Tribeca Grill, which later earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award.