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wine spectator taster profiles

Each Wine Spectator editor generally covers the same wine regions from year to year. These "beats" remain constant, allowing each lead taster to develop expertise in the region's wines. A taster's initials at the end of a wine tasting note indicate that the rating and review were created by that taster in one of our blind tastings. View bios of the senior tasters by clicking on their names.

James Laube, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California

Harvey Steiman, Editor at large, San Francisco
Tasting beat: At large

Thomas Matthews, Executive editor, New York
Tasting beat: Spain

Kim Marcus, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California, Argentina, Chile

Bruce Sanderson, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: Italy, Burgundy

James Molesworth, Senior editor, New York
Tasting beat: California, Bordeaux, Rhône Valley, Loire Valley, Port, South Africa

MaryAnn Worobiec, Senior editor and senior tasting coordinator, Napa
Tasting beat: California, Australia, New Zealand

Alison Napjus, Senior editor and tasting director, New York
Tasting beat: Italy, Champagne, Alsace

Tim Fish, Senior editor, Napa
Tasting beat: California, Oregon, Washington, U.S. sparkling wines

Gillian Sciaretta, Associate editor, New York
Tasting beat: France, Portugal

Aleks Zecevic, Associate tasting coordinator, New York
Tasting beat: Austria, Germany

Tasting coordinators: Augustus Weed (Napa)

Associate tasting coordinators: Aaron Romano (Napa)

Assistant tasting coordinators: Cassia Schifter (New York), Collin Dreizen (New York) and Eszter Balogh (New York)


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