About Me


I am a former community college professor turned award-winning writer, copywriter, and journalist by way of a detour through the Napa Valley and Sonoma County wine industries. I am a copywriter for Naked Wines USA, as well as a contributing wine, food, travel, and lifestyle journalist for Napa Valley Life Magazine and WineBulletin.net.
I won the 2017 Born Digital Wine Award for “Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine” for my feature entitled, “Lodi: Beyond the Zinfandel.” In 2022, I was the Koch Winery category winner in the annual Hungarian Web Wine Writing Competition for “2018 Wetzer Furmint, Tokaj, Hungary.”
I am a member of the Circle of Wine Writers, Les Dames d’Escoffier International Sacramento Chapter, and the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association.

NOTE: This is no longer my website since October 2021. Please contact me at my new website: https://easmith.net/contact.
I welcome product samples and travel opportunities. If you wish for me to accept samples or disseminate information, please contact me in advance of sending to discuss. I will identify the source of any samples received and reviewed. A sample may be shared via social media instead of this website. Acceptance of a sample does not guarantee a review.
I have also transitioned to a full-time copywriter role in the wine industry. Please allow extra time for a reply.
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Naked Wines USA Women in Wine Project

I had the great honor of interviewing 12 women winemakers for Naked Wines USA‘s Women in Wine project for Women’s History Month 2021 and 2022. I am delighted to share with you these role models in the wine industry.Alex FarberAnne DasheAna Diogo-DraperCamille BenitahFrançoise GazeauJacqueline BahueKaren BirminghamNova Cadamatre MWOndine ChattanPenelope Gadd-CosterSharon WeeksYian Lu

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