Joe Roberts, Foreword Contributor: Joe Roberts is the globetrotting founder of 1WineDude.com. He has been called one of the most influential people in the U.S. wine industry, with his work garnering praise from best-selling (and wine-loving) authors Gary Vaynerchuk and Deb Harkness, as well as from Forbes, the Seattle Times, and the Sacramento Bee. His wine-focused writing has appeared in a diverse set of both traditional and online publications, including Parade, SOMM Journal, The Guardian UK, Playboy.com, Answers.com, Palate Press, and Publix® Grape Magazine. When not touring the world’s wine regions, Joe resides near Philadelphia with his daughter, Lorelai Kate.
Lisa Adams Walter, Introduction: A “native” of California’s wine country, Lisa Adams Walter began her wine industry career in the Hospitality Center of Inglenook Napa Valley in the early ’80s. However, her wine public relations experience began as Director of Public Relations for a small Napa Valley winery where she built the winery hospitality and marketing programs and participated in the winery’s online presence as early as 1994. Her written work has been published in publications such as Appellation magazine (Wine Country Living), Wine Business Monthly, Sonoma Magazine, The Sonoma Valley Business News, Wine Country Spotlight, and the Napa Valley Register. In 2003, she was one of a select group published in the wine public relations book entitled Spinning the Bottle.