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.

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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
Building Bridges in Trentino
Tasting Reports

Building Bridges in Trentino

French inspiration meets Italian elegance at Tenuta San Leonardo

Jun 15, 2019
United States

United States

The best domestic sparklers are well-priced and well-made

Jun 15, 2019
Spain

Spain

Cavas range from simple sippers to wines of complex character

Jun 15, 2019
Italy

Italy

The Boot is brimming with distinctive, flavorful bubblies

Jun 15, 2019
France

France

Champagne is king but look to other French regions for value

Jun 15, 2019
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Bella Verona

Discover a variety of exciting, wine-focused destinations in Verona, Italy, sure to delight …

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Nero d'Avola has emerged as one of the iconic faces of Sicilian wine production. With its …

Apr 30, 2019

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