James Beard Award-Winning
Fine Wine Expert

The author of five books on wine, Katherine currently works across the disciplines of communications, digital media, journalism, and branding. She has been honored with both a James Beard Award and an IACP Award, tapped as a Louis Roederer International Wine Writer finalist, and was named to the “Imbibe 75” list of “the people, places and flavors that will help shape the way we all drink.”

As Creator, Executive Producer, and Host of The Four Top, Katherine is deeply involved in the issues that matter most to the wine and food industries. This award-winning podcast, founded in 2016, streams on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your digital audio.

Katherine is also Communications Director at Vin Agency, a creative firm serving fine wineries. Previously, she contributed to national and international food and wine publications, and served as contributing editor at SevenFifty Daily and wine columnist for The Oregonian newspaper.

A graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Katherine is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and Les Dames d’Escoffier International. She is an active volunteer and currently serves on the board of LIVE.

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