About Becky Sue

Becky Sue EpsteinWine and spirits expert Becky Sue Epstein is also an experienced editor, broadcaster and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food and travel. Currently based in New England, she holds several positions requiring a substantial amount of (mainly enjoyable) worldwide wine- and spirits-related travel:

For the past 20 years Epstein has been providing food, wine and spirits coverage for local, regional and national publications on both the East and West Coasts, from Art & Antiques and Luxury Golf & Travel to Food + Wine and Wine Spectator.  She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television during the 1980s and early 1990s.  Having lived abroad for several years, her expertise includes food history and travel, entertaining, aperitifs, dessert wines and spirits.

In between trips, tastings and events, Epstein writes books. Her award-winning cookbook The American Lighthouse Cookbook (Sourcebooks/Cumberland) was co-written with Chef Ed Jackson. Her second book is an entirely new update of the classic kitchen reference Substituting Ingredients (Sourcebooks June 2010) which is already in its third printing. Her popular book Champagne:A Global History (Reaktion, September 2011) includes sparkling wines from around the world; it is also available everywhere as an ebook now. In the same series, her next book Brandy: A Global History, will be published in fall 2014.

With the launch of her new publishing company, Provisions Press, Epstein has also just co-written and published a lively guide for cooking contests: How to Create A Blue Ribbon Culinary Contest in the 21st Century: Lessons Learned from Lexington’s 300th Anniversary Country Fair.

Epstein is a member of PEN Center USA and Circle of Wine Writers (CWW).

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Read more in these publications
Intermezzo
Prime Time Cape Cod
Sante
The Tasting Panel
wine-pages.com
Wine Spectator
Yankee Magazine

PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine

Listen on iwineradio.com

Sweet & Fortified Wine Association

Disclaimer: As a long-time editor, I often receive samples for review, which I may write or talk about.

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