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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A Guiding Hand to the Finger Lakes

Upstate New York offers a wealth of wine tourism opportunities, from gorgeous vineyards to …

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Supreme Court Shakes Up Wine Law
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Supreme Court Shakes Up Wine Law

A new Supreme Court decision has the potential to change the landscape of wine retail …

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Will the Supreme Court's Tennessee Decision Dramatically Change the U.S. Wine Market?
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Will the Supreme Court's Tennessee Decision Dramatically Change the U.S. Wine Market?

The highest court delivered a win for consumers last month. Here's how this could affect …

Jul 12, 2019
Virginia's Wine Dominion
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Virginia's Wine Dominion

Virginia wine country offers visitors a host of memorable experiences, from historic …

Aug 31, 2019
U.S. Wineries Stung by Trade Wars
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U.S. Wineries Stung by Trade Wars

As the trade war between the United States and China intensifies, U.S. wineries are feeling …

Aug 31, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Tennessee Residency Law; Opens Door for National Wine Retailer Shipping Challenges
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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 …

Jun 26, 2019
Your Cheat Sheet to the Upcoming Supreme Court Decision on Wine
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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
This Summer, Head North
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This Summer, Head North

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

Jul 31, 2019
Trade War Is Hurting U.S. Wineries
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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 …

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