Katherine is a James Beard Award-winning fine wine expert.

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Working across the disciplines of digital media, speaking, communications, journalism, and branding, Katherine is the author of five books on wine. She 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.”

Katherine is currently Communications Director at Vin Agency, a brand design and creative firm serving the fine wine industry. She’s also the host and executive producer of The Four Top, a national food-and-beverage podcast streamed on NPR One, Spotify, or wherever you get your digital audio.

Previously, Katherine contributed to national and international food and wine publications. She has 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.

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