Katherine Cole writes wine columns for the FOODday section of The Oregonian (Columns / Wine Picks) newspaper and MIX magazine. Voodoo Vintners, her book on biodynamic winegrowing, was published in June 2011 by Oregon State University Press.
Katherine’s work has appeared in numerous national magazines. She holds degrees from Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has studied with the International Sommelier Guild, and has taught journalism courses at Portland State University.
Katherine’s husband Pete runs Gamblin Artists Colors, which produces nontoxic oil paints and mediums for artists in the tradition of the old masters. The Coles have two daughters, born in 2004 and 2007, and two German shorthaired pointers who lead the family on upland bird-hunting expeditions.
The Coles live in a 1913 Craftsman home near downtown Portland, Oregon, that was previously owned by E. Palmer Hoyt, a past editor and publisher of The Oregonian. Their Irvington neighborhood is surrounded by Portland’s best restaurants and is a short drive from numerous northwest wine regions, most notably Willamette Valley pinot noir country.
When they’re not at home, you can find the Coles riding their Dutch bicycles, backcountry skiing, fly-fishing, crabbing or hunting for birds or mushrooms.