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.
Articles by Kristen Bieler
In a country where winemaking is still facing challenges relating to inequality Kristen Bieler...
The Evolution of Charles Banks 01.06.2016
The former Screaming Eagle owner on the intersection of venture capital and wine.
Jancis Robinson on natural wine, the importance of “points” and the rise of the hipster sommelier 11.29.2015
"Because the sommelier community is quite tight-knit, it’s quite easy for prejudices to take...
10 Natural Wines You Need to Taste 12.18.2014
The Natural Winemaking hotbed is unquestionably France, yet adherents are popping up everywhere...
Paolo Bea’s Extreme-Artisanal Wines 12.18.2014
As the indie rock bands of the wine world, they have a cult following, but for every admiring...
Sadly, Provence gets no respect as a red wine region. Admittedly not much red is made; yet some...
Long Island Wines Worth Hunting For 09.06.2013
Long Island as a wine region is coming into its own.
Australia’s Second Act 08.27.2013
Australian winemakers are pushing back on their low-budget image.
Kristen Bieler considers Rioja's old and new winemaking methods
"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...