Courtney Humiston is a professional writer who moved from New York City to Napa Valley in 2010 to nurture a burgeoning passion for wine. A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone and a Certified Sommelier, she has spent time in vineyards and wineries and cellars around the world. She contributes regularly for Decanter.com and her work has appeared in The World of Fine Wine, The San Francisco Chronicle and La Cucina Italiana among others.
Articles by Courtney Humiston
Julien Fayard 03.06.2014
Trained in Bordeaux, where he worked for the esteemed First Growth Château Lafite-Rothschild, and...
Sarah Vandendriessche 02.04.2014
Our series on the next generation of great Napa winemaker features Elizabeth Spencer winemaker...
Becky George, Kelly Fleming Wines 01.22.2014
Napa's young guns: individuals who are shaping the future of this storied region. This is the...
Interview with Napa pioneer Stuart Smith of Smith Madrone on Spring Mountain.
Pioneers of Napa: Peter Mondavi Sr. 01.01.2014
Peter Mondavi Sr who just turned 99 years old is one of the great Napa pioneers
Interview with winemaker Christopher Vandendriessche at White Rock Vineyards
Cathy Corison 09.12.2013
Interview with Napa winemaker Cathy Corison.
Ribolla Gialla—a high-acid white grape—is not the most obvious variety to grow in Napa.
"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...