Elin McCoy

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Elin McCoy is an American wine and spirits columnist for Bloomberg Markets, international wine judge, and a contributor to publications such as Food & Wine, The New York Times, House & Garden and Zester Daily.


McCoy obtained her degree from the University of Pennsylvania and later attended graduate school at the University of London and New York University.[1]


McCoy is the author of the 2005 book The Emperor of Wine, the unauthorised biography of Robert Parker,[2][3][4][5][6] She also wrote "Reign of American Taste," co-authored "Thinking About Wine," a number of children's books, a parenting book, and a travel guide.[1]

She has also co-authored several books with her husband John Frederick Walker, as well as a long-running column in Food & Wine.[7]


McCoy writes a bimonthly column for Bloomberg News' global news wire along with a monthly column for Bloomberg Markets and Zesterdaily.com. For 25 years, McCoy was a contributing editor at Food & Wine. She has since worked as a columnist for House Beautiful, Las Vegas Life, Shattered, and Drink.


She is married to writer and artist John Frederick Walker. Together they live in Kent, Connecticut.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "About | Elin McCoy". Elin McCoy. Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Lechmere, Adam, Decanter.com (June 10, 2005).Book review: The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M Parker Jr and the Reign of American Taste
  3. ^ Hendra, Tony, The New York Times (August 7, 2005). The Ralph Nader of Wine
  4. ^ Ellis, James E., BusinessWeek (July 25, 2005). The Power Of One Palate
  5. ^ Hendra, Tony, The New York Times (August 7, 2005). 'The Emperor of Wine': The New World Order
  6. ^ McCoy, Elin, The New York Times (August 7, 2005). 'The Emperor of Wine' excerpt
  7. ^ Prial, Frank J., The New York Times (July 5, 1989). Wine Talk