About Us

We started The New Wine Review with the goal of making it the most interesting place on the internet for people who love wine. Not the most serious—or the most predictable or industry-friendly—the most interesting.

We also started this knowing that the world doesn’t need another wine publication. So we know we’re going to have to earn our place. And we plan to do that by bringing you something a little different. A little more fun. A little more intelligent. A little more adventurous. A little more useful. A little better.

Actually, a lot better.

The New Wine Review was founded in 2023 by a group of expert critics, writers, and editors. We come from places you’ve heard of: The New York Times, Wine Spectator, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Lonely Planet, Quartz, Whisky Advocate, Complex, Decanter, the International Wine Challenge. We’ve spent a lot of time looking at—and working in—wine media. And we didn’t think anyone quite got it right. So we decided to try. 

If you like what we’re doing, please consider subscribing. Our readers are our primary source of revenue. That’s how we’re going to stay in business, and it’s how we’re going to grow, improve, and bring great stuff to you every day.  

So, thanks for reading. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of each other.

Our Team

Zander Baron has spent nearly 20 years working in digital media at The New York Times, The Atlantic, Wine Spectator, Outside and Bloomberg.

Susannah Skiver Barton is a veteran spirits journalist and one of the foremost authorities on whiskey in the United States. She is the recipient of the 2020 Alan Lodge Young International Drinks Writer Award and has written for Bon Appétit, The Daily Beast, PUNCH, VinePair, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, Liquor.com, Whisky Magazine, Imbibe, and more. She previously served as Senior Editor at Whisky Advocate and Editor-at-Large at Market Watch.

Virginie Boone is a longtime California-based writer and critic who has written about and reviewed the wines of Napa and Sonoma for more than a decade. Previously, she was the Napa and Sonoma wine critic for Wine Enthusiast Media. She began her career with Lonely Planet and has written about wine, food and travel for Food & Wine, GuildSomm, Somm Journal, Tasting Panel, Pix and many other publications. 

Christy Canterbury MW is a wine writer, editor, judge and consultant. She was the seventh woman in the United States to earn the Master of Wine title, and has been short-listed by the Roederer Awards for Online Wine Communicator of the Year. Her work has been published by Wine-Searcher, Decanter, Wine Enthusiast, The Huffington Post, TimAtkin.com, SevenFifty Daily and others. She is a Panel Chair at the International Wine Challenge.

Anna Captain is a New York City-based writer and editor. She writes about food and beverages—among other things—and is the co-founder of the publication Cocus.

Felicity Carter is a journalist, editor, and international wine judge. She is the co-founder of the Business of Drinks podcast and the Editorial Director of ARENI Global think tank. Previously, she was the founding Executive Editor of The Drop at Pix, an editorial consultant for Liv-ex, and Editor-in-Chief of Meininger’s Wine Business International. Her work has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian, among other publications. 

Eric Felten is an author, reporter, jazz musician and the James Beard Foundation award-winning author of How’s Your Drink? He has written extensively for The Wall Street Journal, Real Clear Politics and many other publications.

Anna Lee C. Iijima is a journalist and wine critic based in New York City. For 13 years she was the contributing editor for Germany, the Rhône Valley, Burgundy and New York for Wine Enthusiast. She writes frequently about wine, sake, food and culture for Decanter, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications. She is a certified sake professional of the Sake Education Council and a senior judge for the International Wine Challenge.

Brittany Martin is a writer and editor. She is the former Editor of Vegetarian Times and Deputy Digital Editor at Los Angeles Magazine. Previously, she held editorial roles at Refinery29, Time Out, and American Public Media.

Chase Purdy is a New York-based writer who covers the business, technology, and politics of food and agriculture. He is the author of “Billion Dollar Burger,” which documented the rise of lab-grown, cell-cultured meat. Previously, he was a reporter for Quartz and Politico.

Becca Schuh is a writer, editor and service industry veteran based in Brooklyn. She has written for Dirt, Bookforum, New York Magazine’s The Cut, The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review, among other publications.

Alyssa Chavez Upp is a designer and art director. Previously, she was the Art Director for Pop-Up Magazine, and has held roles at Condé Nast, Dwell and Metaleap Creative.

David Weinstein is a content, production and operations leader. He has previously been the VP of Production for BuzzFeed and Complex and the Head of Content at Pro League Network. He has also worked as the Head of Production at Hearst-owned iCrossing, as well as social agency Laundry Service. Previously, he held roles at CNBC, NBC Sports and CBS Sports.