Emma Balter

Emma Balter

Associate Editor

About

Emma Balter joined Wine Spectator in 2012 and was promoted to WineSpectator.com associate editor in 2019.

She grew up in Paris, getting an early taste for good food and wine. Her publishing career began in England, as the lifestyle editor for the student newspaper at Newcastle University, where she studied English lit and journalism. Balter’s responsibilities include news reporting, travel coverage, Tasting Highlights and the Insider and Sips & Tips newsletters. She is currently in training to become an official taster, and lives in Brooklyn with her cat, Chenin.

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U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Residency Law; Opens Door for National Wine Retailer Shipping Challenges

Seven of the justices delivered a strong defense of the Constitution's Commerce Clause in …

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Your Cheat Sheet to the Upcoming Supreme Court Decision on Wine

A decision is expected soon; here are possible outcomes and repercussions from the biggest …

Jun 20, 2019
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This Summer, Head North

Our editors point you to top travel destinations in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain …

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Trade War Is Hurting U.S. Wineries

As the Trump administration fights over trade with China, Mexico and the E.U., winemakers …

Jun 5, 2019
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Recommended spots to eat and stay in two Texas wine-country destinations: Austin and Hill …

Jun 15, 2019
The Future Is Bright for Texas Wine
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The Future Is Bright for Texas Wine

An emerging wine region on the cusp of something great

Apr 25, 2019
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A Wine Lover's Guide to Hudson Yards

The massive development project on Manhattan's West Side has its grand opening March 15, …

Mar 13, 2019
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Supreme Court Debates Wine Laws

The debate over bans on direct-to-consumer wine shipping by retailers reached the Supreme …

Apr 30, 2019
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