Media & Awards


2020 Winner, Wine Travel Award – Millésima Blog Awards
2020 Finalist, Wine Image Award – Millésima Blog Awards
2018 Fellowship Recipient, Wine Writers Symposium
2018 Born Digital Wine Awards – short list  –  Things of Beauty – Barolo Chinato and Valentina Abbona
2017 Born Digital Wine Awards – short list – Ancient Grapes, Luxury Magazine
2017 Best Non-Staff Story, Nevada Press Association –  They Polished the Glassware (co-written with Kirk Peterson)
2016 Best Non-Staff Story, Nevada Press Association  – Ancient Grapes, Luxury Magazine
2016 Fellowship Recipient, Wine Writers Symposium


I was completely thrilled to be invited to participate in Collisioni’s Food and Wine Project in 2018 in Barolo.  Collisioni brings a number of great wine experts in Barolo during the festival days for a series of tastings, winery visits, and dinners with producers and consortia, allowing journalists, sommeliers and importers the opportunity to experience Piedmontese wines, territory and culture.

Guest appearance on Las Vegas Channel 3 (NBC)

Wine stories behind PNV 2016

I was honored to be selected for the 2016 Wine Writers Symposium in Napa Valley.  It was an enriching experience to meet fellow wine writers from around the world.  The week ended with Premiere Napa Valley.

Marisa Finetti writes up her notes for the St. Helena Star/Napa Valley Vintners tasting panel at midday Saturday after tasting 18 of the 226 auctions lots that were part of Premiere Napa Valley…  The fullstory can be found HERE.