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.

22 Prosecco Rosés to Get Spring Started
Tasting Reports

22 Prosecco Rosés to Get Spring Started

Explore Italy's new sparkling appellation with these fresh reviews of pink bubblies priced …

Mar 25, 2021
8 Satisfying Veneto Reds Up to 91 Points
Tasting Reports

8 Satisfying Veneto Reds Up to 91 Points

New reviews of Valpolicellas and more from the northeastern Italian region, priced under $30

Mar 18, 2021
Tasting Krug: A Lesson in Blending
Opinion

Tasting Krug: A Lesson in Blending

The symphonic production of the world’s most popular wine styles

Apr 30, 2021
Italy's Antinori Buys Majority Stake in Friuli Winery Jermann
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Italy's Antinori Buys Majority Stake in Friuli Winery Jermann

The Tuscany-based wine company was looking for a white wine project; Silvio Jermann remains …

Mar 10, 2021
Italy’s Signature White
Tasting Reports

Italy’s Signature White

Pinot Grigio impresses in a range of styles

Apr 30, 2021
Is Ferrari the Fastest Pop on Land and Sea?
Unfiltered

Is Ferrari the Fastest Pop on Land and Sea?

The Lunelli family’s Italian sparkling wine house, already a Prada yachting team partner, …

Mar 5, 2021
SND: Moët Hennessy Takes Stake in Armand de Brignac Champagne
News

SND: Moët Hennessy Takes Stake in Armand de Brignac Champagne

The international luxury giant is now equal partner with hip-hop star and entrepreneur Jay-Z

Feb 27, 2021
Mt. Etna Eruption Lights Up Sicilian Wine Country
Unfiltered

Mt. Etna Eruption Lights Up Sicilian Wine Country

Southern Italy’s famed active volcano spews ash, lava and good luck for Etna vintners

Feb 19, 2021
7 Alluring Proseccos for Valentine's Day
Tasting Reports

7 Alluring Proseccos for Valentine's Day

Add extra romance to your holiday with these Italian sparkling wines, all priced at $22 or …

Feb 11, 2021