Alison Napjus

Alison Napjus

Senior Editor and Tasting Director, New York
Tasting Beats: Alsace, Champagne, Italy

About

Alison Napjus joined Wine Spectator in 2000, and was promoted to senior editor in 2012 and tasting director in 2016. She is lead taster for the wines of France’s Champagne and Alsace regions, as well as wines from regions throughout Italy.

After graduating from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, Napjus moved to New York to take a position as a manager at Tribeca Grill restaurant. As tasting director, she oversees the scope and content of Wine Spectator’s annual reviews of more than 15,000 wines, working closely with the tasters and tasting coordinators in the New York and Napa offices. Currently she divides her time between New York, where she is based, with a second home in Tampa, Fla. She regularly travels abroad, both personally and professionally.

When in Rome
Opinion

When in Rome

Just outside the Vatican, the vineyards of Lazio are worthy of discovery

Nov 15, 2019
Italy's Effervescent Destination
Travel

Italy's Effervescent Destination

Italy's Franciacorta is a relatively small wine region, but a number of its larger …

Oct 31, 2019
The Value of World Heritage Wineries
News in Print

The Value of World Heritage Wineries

Prosecco is the latest wine region to make UNESCO's World Heritage Site list.

Oct 31, 2019
Sparkling Success
Tasting Reports

Sparkling Success

Italian bubbly shines with distinctive examples from regions throughout the boot

Oct 31, 2019
8 Italian Bubblies for $18 or Less
Tasting Reports

8 Italian Bubblies for $18 or Less

There's a common thread to these newly reviewed wines—besides the fact that you should …

Jul 25, 2019
UNESCO Recognizes Prosecco Wine Areas as World Heritage Site
News

UNESCO Recognizes Prosecco Wine Areas as World Heritage Site

Italy's hills around Conegliano and Valdobbiadene join the U.N. list's newest additions

Jul 9, 2019
Ristorante Cracco
Restaurants

Ristorante Cracco

Modern cuisine meets Old World wine in the heart of Milan

Aug 31, 2019
Italian Perspective
Opinion

Italian Perspective

Alison Napjus asks, have some interpretations of rosé gotten lost along the way?

Jul 31, 2019
6 Italian Whites You Need this Summer
Tasting Reports

6 Italian Whites You Need this Summer

From top to bottom of the boot, Italy offers refreshing styles. Here are some new reviews …

May 16, 2019

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