Alice Feiring, is an essayist, fiction and wine writer, writing professionally since 1988. She is the winner of both the James Beard and Louis Roederer Wine Writing Awards and in 2013 she was named Imbibe Magazine's wine person of the year. Her blog, The Feiring Line ( has been operational since 2004. In the fall of 2012, she took a bold move and launched a paid-subscription newsletter, The Feiring Line, the only newsletter to focus on wines that are organic, biodynamic and natural. Her latest book, Naked Wine, letting grapes do what comes naturally (DaCapo Press) chronicles personal adventures in the natural wine world and it followed on the heels of her 2008 controversial volume, "The Battle for Wine & Love or How I Saved the World From Parkerization." Translations include, French, Spanish, Italian and Georgian. Cited on Wikipedia as a major wine personality and champion of natural wines, she lectures on wine globalization, terroir, natural, biodynamic and organic wines worldwide. She is the past wine correspondent for Wall Street Journal Magazine and Time. Currently she currently freelances for The New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, World of Fine Wine, Newsweek and Town & Country, and as a result of various essays, she has the most famous plumbing in New York City. On today's episode of In the Drink, Alice talks about her books, The Battle for Wine & Love or How I Saved the World From Parkerization, and Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally. She also updates us on with what's coming up on her newsletter, The Feiring Line, gives advice to those looking to become an accomplished wine journalist, and of course gives us her latest recommendations for wine. This program has been sponsored by Cain Vineyard & Winery.


"It's tough, but extremely exciting. You're not in a day job - you have more freedom to experience." [21:00]

"Have an opinion. Have a voice. Be a strong writer first. Have an idea." [22:40]

-- Alice Feiring on In the Drink