Wine Spectator Taster Profiles

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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.

Kim Marcus, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California, Argentina, Chile

Bruce Sanderson, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: Italy, Burgundy, Austria, Germany

James Molesworth, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: California, Bordeaux, Rhône Valley, Port

MaryAnn Worobiec, Senior editor and senior tasting coordinator, Napa
Tasting beat: California, Australia, New Zealand

Alison Napjus, Senior editor and tasting director, New York
Tasting beat: Italy, Champagne, Alsace, South Africa

Tim Fish, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California, Oregon, Washington, U.S. sparkling wines

Gillian Sciaretta, Associate editor, New York
Tasting beat: Spain, France, Israel, Portugal

Thomas Matthews, Editorial advisor, New York
Tasting beat: At large

Associate tasting coordinators: Aaron Romano (Napa) and Cassia Schifter (New York)

Assistant tasting coordinators: Eszter Balogh and Monika Mrakavova (New York)


Emeritus editors: James Laube and Harvey Steiman

Former tasters: Per-Henrik Mansson, Aleks Zecevic