Kristen Bieler

Kristen Bieler

Kristen Bieler

Kristen Bieler has been writing about wine, spirits and food for 15 years. Her work has appeared in a variety of consumer and trade publications. She was the editor of Food & Wine’s annual Wine Guide for seven years. For the past 12 years she has served as senior editor at the Beverage Media Publications, a network of publications for the wine and spirits trade.

  1. What Would Jesus Drink? The Resurrection of the Holy Land’s Lost Grapes

    What Would Jesus Drink? The Resurrection of the Holy Land’s Lost Grapes

    “In the Holy Land, we just may have the most interesting wine legacy on earth.” --Oenologist Dr. Elyashiv Drori
  2. Animal Energy: South Africa’s Zoo Biscuits, A New Breed of Winemaker

    Animal Energy: South Africa’s Zoo Biscuits, A New Breed of Winemaker

    In a country where winemaking is still facing challenges relating to inequality Kristen Bieler profiles a group of progressive winemakers, the Zoo Biscuits, who are challenging the status quo.
  3. The Evolution of Charles Banks

    The Evolution of Charles Banks

    The former Screaming Eagle owner on the intersection of venture capital and wine.
  4. Jancis Robinson on natural wine, the importance of “points” and the rise of the hipster sommelier

    Jancis Robinson on natural wine, the importance of “points” and the rise of the hipster sommelier

    "Because the sommelier community is quite tight-knit, it’s quite easy for prejudices to take hold, and easy to become closed minded." - Jancis Robinson
  5. 10 Natural Wines You Need to Taste

    10 Natural Wines You Need to Taste

    The Natural Winemaking hotbed is unquestionably France, yet adherents are popping up everywhere from Italy to California.
  6. Paolo Bea’s Extreme-Artisanal Wines

    Paolo Bea’s Extreme-Artisanal Wines

    As the indie rock bands of the wine world, they have a cult following, but for every admiring wine geek or sommelier, there are at least a dozen haters, some more influential than others.
  7. Provence’s Dark Side: Rosé Gets All the Attention, but Provencal Reds Hold Their Own

    Provence’s Dark Side: Rosé Gets All the Attention, but Provencal Reds Hold Their Own

    Sadly, Provence gets no respect as a red wine region. Admittedly not much red is made; yet some of the reds are on a par with France’s most delicious wines — and are well worth discovery.
  8. Long Island Wines Worth Hunting For

    Long Island Wines Worth Hunting For

    Long Island as a wine region is coming into its own.
  9. Australia’s Second Act

    Australia’s Second Act

    Australian winemakers are pushing back on their low-budget image.
  10. Rioja: At the Crossroads of Ancient and Modern

    Rioja: At the Crossroads of Ancient and Modern

    Kristen Bieler considers Rioja's old and new winemaking methods
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