Emily Kate

Emily Kate

Emily Kate

Emily Kate is Intermediate and Advanced Level Certified with Honors from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, International Wine Center in New York City. She gained experience as a harvest intern and cellarhand in wineries in the United States and Australia. She is currently exploring the retail side of the industry in New York City at Gotham Wines. She also studied History at Columbia University and graduated in the Summer of 2014, completing her degree in only three years. She plans to continue her YouTube lectures and her historical research. Her academic schedule remains busy with speaking engagements, publishing opportunities and possibly graduate education.

  1. #FlashbackFriday: Ancient Environmentalism, or How Egyptians Began "Green" Wine

    #FlashbackFriday: Ancient Environmentalism, or How Egyptians Began "Green" Wine

    These may seem like newfangled green initiatives adopted to appease a growing market of eco-minded millennials, but in reality these practices have their roots in antiquity.
  2. #FlashbackFriday: En Primeur, or the Ancient Roots of Wine Futures

    #FlashbackFriday: En Primeur, or the Ancient Roots of Wine Futures

    As it turns out, the Ancient version of purchasing wine futures necessitated even more speculation as wines were bought while the grapes were still on the vine!
  3. #FlashbackFriday: The Seasonal Drinks of Ancient Rome

    #FlashbackFriday: The Seasonal Drinks of Ancient Rome

    The concept of seasonal beverages goes back thousands of years, and was particularly popular in Ancient Rome.
  4. #FlashbackFriday: Wine Accessories, New Trend or Evolved Tradition?

    #FlashbackFriday: Wine Accessories, New Trend or Evolved Tradition?

    The tagline of the straw reads: “Drink Red. Smile White.” When this was making the rounds on social media, it was met with a whole lot of moaning and groaning. To me, however, it isn't a fad, but rather a return to a style I come across often in books on Ancient Anatolia.
  5. #FlashbackFriday: A Falernian Fraud — Swindled, But Whose Fault Is It?

    #FlashbackFriday: A Falernian Fraud — Swindled, But Whose Fault Is It?

    The wine industry invites swindling. And while laws have been created to stem this unethical manipulation of wine in an effort to protect the consumers, thieves adapt. But ultimately, whose fault is it?
  6. #FlashbackFriday: How Ancient Egypt's Wine Labels Rivaled Today's

    #FlashbackFriday: How Ancient Egypt's Wine Labels Rivaled Today's

    #FlashbackFriday is a new series where The Wine Historian's Emily Kate offers an aha moment in wine history, often a news-worthy glimpse that speaks to today's landscape.
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