Alia Akkam is fascinated by the intersection of food, spirits & wine, travel, design, and culture, all of which she writes about from her home of New York City. She is the editor of Edible Queens magazine, a frequent contributor to Paper and Liquor.com, and has written for outlets from the Paris Review Daily and Departures.com to Organic Spa magazine and in-flight publications.
Articles by Alia Akkam
Ashley Santoro 03.28.2014
Interview with the Sommelier of The Standard East Village whose previous posts include wine...
Why sommeliers love Burgundy 03.18.2014
Alia Akkam talks to top sommeliers about their love of Burgundy.
Ten Exciting American Wine Lists 02.27.2014
Jenny & François Selections 01.30.2014
Launched in 2000, Jenny & François Selections has built a reputation for unearthing...
Dan Davis, Commander's Palace 01.16.2014
Dan Davis of the Commander's Palace in New Orleans
Maz Naba, Rich Table, San Francisco 12.30.2013
Rich Table is one of SF's coveted reservations, co-owner Maz Naba organizes the innovative wine...
Carl York and Emily Larkins 12.20.2013
Craigie on Main, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Carl York & Emily Larkins, Craigie on Main 09.03.2013
Meet the dream team behind the wine program at Boston's Craigie on Main.
Adam Binder, The Catbird Seat 09.03.2013
Meet Adam Binder, the sommelier at Nashville's Catbird Seat restaurant.
Brent Kroll, Neighborhood Restaurant Group 05.08.2013
Meet Brent Kroll, wine director of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group in Washington, DC.
Jen Sgobbo, Perla 04.16.2013
Meet Jen Sgobbo, the sommelier at New York's Perla restaurant.
"We have exactly the same soil as Saint-Émilion, which is limestone and clay for the upper...
"The biggest mistake most of the hipster somms make is their assumption that fruity wine...
"One of the things that I think is also great about working with the hybrids, is that we...
"We joke an awful lot about being on the fringe of real, quality wine production. When...