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Our Regional Correspondents

Tony Aspler Tony Aspler

Tony, the long-time champion of Canadian wines, covers Ontario and its various appellations.

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Dan Berger Dan Berger

Dan, based in the heart of Sonoma, monitors the pulse of the Russian River and Sonoma Valley.

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Laurie Daniel Laurie Daniel

Laurie's beat emcompasses the diverse micro-climates and AVAs of Monterey, San Luis Obispo, and San Benito Counties.

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Jean Deitz Sexton Jean Deitz Sexton

Jean reports on the Sierra Foothills and the adventurous frontier approach of the region’s wineries.

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Barbara Ensrud Barbara Ensrud

Based in Durham, Barbara keeps a close eye on the developments in the North Carolina industry.

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Alan Goldfarb Alan Goldfarb

Based in St Helena, Alan’s Napa Valley beat is a bit like covering Catholicism from the Vatican.

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Eleanor & Ray Heald Eleanor & Ray Heald

Guiding America’s discovery of the outstanding and distinctive wines of Michigan.

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Tricia Houston Tricia Houston

As a new grower and winemaker, Tricia is part of the renaissance of Kentucky wine.

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Roger King Roger King

Roger King continues as a wine grower while managing duties as President of Appellation America

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Michael Lasky Michael Lasky

Michael Lasky, an award-winning, 30-year-plus journalism veteran, is Appellation America's Managing Editor.

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Gregory McCluney Gregory McCluney

From his home base in Atlanta, GA, Greg covers the winegrowing scene of the Southeast states.

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Laura Ness Laura Ness

Laura reports on the wine industries of the Santa Cruz Mountains and Livermore Valley AVAs.

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Tim Pingelton Tim Pingelton

Tim’s Ozark beat covers the historic and re-emerging appellations of Arkansas and Missouri.

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Craig Pinhey Craig Pinhey

Craig covers the emerging wine industry in the Maritime provinces of Atlantic Canada.

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Dennis Schaefer Dennis Schaefer

Dennis covers Santa Barbara County and its three AVAs – Santas Maria, Rita, and Ynez.

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John Schreiner John Schreiner

Nobody knows BC wine like John, who reports on the latest from Canada’s west coast appellations.

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Bill Shoemaker Bill Shoemaker

Bill Shoemaker is a grape reseracher at University of Illinois

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Clark Smith Clark Smith

Clark is Appellation America’s Enology Columnist and Director of the Best-of-Appellation™ Evaluation Program.

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Lenn Thompson Lenn Thompson

Lenn’s passion for New York spills onto the pages of his Long Island and Hudson River beat.

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Barbara Trigg Barbara Trigg

Barbara Trigg serves as a director of Appellation America while also engaged as a sommelier and wine educator in Napa, CA.

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