Kristen Bieler

Kristen Bieler

Senior Editor
France

About

Kristen Bieler joined Wine Spectator as a senior editor in 2021. An Arizona native, Kristen graduated from Cornell University with a degree in history, and moved to New York City to pursue a career in journalism. For the past two decades she has been writing professionally about wine, spirits and food, and has traveled to many wine regions around the world for her reporting. Prior to joining the Wine Spectator team, she was the editor in chief of SevenFifty Daily and Beverage Media Group, two leading trade publications for the wine and spirits industry.

She lives in New York City with her husband and their three children, and aside from wine, her passions include travel, theater, cooking, hiking in the mountains and long beach walks.

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Champagne Pommery Storms the Hamptons Fine Art Fair

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Zachary Kameron’s High-Elevation Wine Program
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Zachary Kameron’s High-Elevation Wine Program

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The Serious Side of Rosé
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The Serious Side of Rosé

In France's Provence region, top estates push quality to new heights, proving rosé can be …

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Four Decades at Spain's Iconic Vega Sicilia
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Four Decades at Spain's Iconic Vega Sicilia

In celebration of his family's long ownership, Pablo Álvarez is on a quest to make an …

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8 Southern Rhône Gems Up to 92 Points
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8 Southern Rhône Gems Up to 92 Points

New reviews of diverse and impressive Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Côtes du Rhône, Tavel and more, …

Jun 16, 2022
Sommelier Roundtable: Restaurant Guests Behaving Badly
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Sommelier Roundtable: Restaurant Guests Behaving Badly

7 wine directors share their “worst customer ever” stories

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Brad Pitt Says Angelina Jolie Sought to Inflict Harm on Château Miraval
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Brad Pitt Says Angelina Jolie Sought to Inflict Harm on Château Miraval

A new claim ups the stakes in the celebrity ex-couple’s battle over the famed Provence wine …

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Vegas Vibes: Highlights from Wine Spectator’s 2022 Grand Tour Kick-Off
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Vegas Vibes: Highlights from Wine Spectator’s 2022 Grand Tour Kick-Off

The annual supertasting tour rolls out with 224 wineries and more than 1,000 attendees at …

Jun 7, 2022
Editors’ Guide to the Grand Tour Tastings
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Editors’ Guide to the Grand Tour Tastings

The Wine Spectator team shares don’t-miss wines, discoveries and personal favorites to …

May 28, 2022