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Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine

Columnists and Writers

  Columnists and Writers

Editor in chief
Tina Caputo leads a seasoned team of writers who deliver quality results. Tina has her finger on the pulse of what's happening in the wine industry. Her contacts have her at the editor's desk and out covering a variety of industry events-all this to keep our readers well informed. Our contributing columnists are specialists in their fields and deliver the insights you rely on each issue to make your business thrive. Caputo brings more than 16 years of wine-industry experience to V&WM. Before joining the magazine in 2008, she spent five years as the managing editor at Wines & Vines magazine. She began her career at the Wine Institute and went on to work in public relations/communications for international wine importer Maisons Marques & Domaines USA. Throughout her career she has written about wine for publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, Harpers Wine & Spirit and Meininger's Wine Business International.

Retail & Restaurant Columnist
Tim Teichgraeber cut his teeth in retail wine sales before becoming the wine columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Today he is a contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Tasting Panel, Opus Vino and other publications, when he's not working as an entertainment lawyer in San Francisco.

Back-Page Columnist
Author of the wine blog Dr. Vino, Tyler Colman teaches wine classes at New York University and the University of Chicago, and is the author of the book "Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink."

Marketing Columnist
Elizabeth Slater is internationally recognized as a seminar/ workshop leader, speaker and trainer. Through her company, In Short Direct Marketing, Elizabeth consults with wineries and related associations to create and implement marketing and PR programs.

Viticulture & Enology Columnist
Remi Cohen is the vice president and general manager of Lede Family Wines in Napa Valley. Her primary areas of expertise include viticulture, sustainable vineyard management, winemaking, grower and winery relations, and strategic business development. She also writes a wine industry blog, which can be found at blog.vinestowine.com.

Public Relations Columnist
Paul Wagner is the owner/president of Balzac Communications & Marketing, based in Napa, CA, as well as an international wine lecturer and instructor for Napa Valley College's Viticulture and Enology Department.

Northwest Correspondent
Sean P. Sullivan is the founder of Washington Wine Report and a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine. He has written for Seattle Metropolitan, Edible Seattle, Decanter, Vineyard & Winery Management, Washington State Wine Touring Guide, Washington Tasting Room, Wine Press Northwest, and Wine & Jazz. Sullivan resides in Seattle, Washington.

Eastern Correspondent
Marguerite Thomas is a Baltimore-based journalist and photographer who contributes wine-related articles to several national and international publications. She is the author of the books "Wineries of the Eastern States" and "Visiting East Coast Wineries."

Contributing Writer
Deborah Parker Wong
is the Northern California editor for The Tasting Panel magazine, and a longtime contributor to Vineyard & Winery Management. She earned her WSET Diploma in 2009.



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