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

Working across the disciplines of digital media, branding, communications, editing, and journalism, Katherine is the author of five books on wine and the host and executive producer of The Four Top, a national food-and-beverage podcast presented by OPB and streamed on NPR One. She is also a contributing editor at SevenFifty Daily. Her freelance writing has appeared in wine, food, and travel publications worldwide.

In addition to her journalistic work, Katherine is Communications Director at Vin Agency, a brand design and creative firm serving the fine wine and craft beverage industry.

Previously, Katherine was the wine columnist for The Oregonian newspaper for thirteen years. She is featured in the acclaimed documentary American Wine Story and has contributed to national and international food and wine publications. In 2014, she was named to the “Imbibe 75” list of “the people, places and flavors that will help shape the way we all drink.”

A graduate of Harvard College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Katherine is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers.