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.

Bruce Sanderson, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: Burgundy, Piedmont, Tuscany

James Molesworth, Senior editor; special projects director, New York
Tasting beat: California Cabernet and Pinot Noir, Bordeaux, Port

MaryAnn Worobiec, Senior editor and Napa bureau chief
Tasting beat: California Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and other whites; Australia, New Zealand

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

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

Kristen Bieler, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: Rhône Valley and other France, Germany, Austria

Aaron Romano, Associate editor, Napa
Tasting beat: Argentina, Chile

Associate tasting coordinator: Cassia Schifter (New York)

Assistant tasting coordinators: Larry Rubin (New York), Rachel Whiteman (New York) and April Louis (Napa)

Emeritus editors: James Laube, Kim Marcus, Per-Henrik Mansson, Thomas Matthews and Harvey Steiman