Contact Taylor: email = taylor @ tayloreason dot com
- Wine & food writer and educator since 1997
- Certified Specialist of Wine with the Society Of Wine Educators
- Proud member of the Wine Century Club, a geek org that celebrates people who’ve tried more than 100 different grape varietals. I’m at 209.
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Taylor is originally from Atlanta and a self-proclaimed Southern foodie. She earned her undergraduate degree in English/French Literature from Colgate University, whose proximity to New York wineries lured her into a fascination with the grape. She was hooked. After graduating, she enrolled at Ecôle Hotelière de Genève in Switzerland, a culinary management program that encouraged European wine country exploration. The addiction grew to include Italian, German and French vino/wein/vin.
After completing her studies in Europe, Taylor moved to Tampa, Florida to manage at Bern’s Steakhouse, famous for having the most extensive wine list in the world. After two years, she was lured away to the corporate world, designing and managing food and wine websites in 1997. Then, in August 2001, noticing a lack of spunky wine education for non wine snobs, she launched a weekly column, Corkscrew, that has now been printed in six countries around the world. Those vinous musings are found throughout these webpages.
To support her wine habit, after completing her MBA in Marketing in 2001, she served as Director of Marketing and Product Development at Creative Loafing Newspapers. There, she specialized in new media, market research and event branding strategies.
Taylor still regularly treks the world stoking her love of wine, summing up her rather strong opinions virtually every day on her website. To pay the bills, she works for wineries in marketing in Sonoma County, California where she lives with her husband, Scott, and their coveted wine collection. The opinions expressed on this blog in no way represent those of her employer.