Wine Enthusiast Magazine

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine
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CategoriesWine magazine
Frequency14 issues per year
PublisherWine Enthusiast Companies
Year founded1988
CountryUnited States
Based inValhalla, New York

Wine Enthusiast Companies is a multichannel marketer of a growing line of wine- and spirits-related products. The company addresses the wholesale, retail and consumer-direct markets and is headquartered one hour outside Manhattan in Valhalla, New York.

Founded in 1979 by Adam and Sybil Strum, Wine Enthusiast Companies engages in the wine accessories, storage, information, education, events and travel markets. Founded as a direct mail business, Wine Enthusiast has printed over 300 million catalogs. Today, Wine Enthusiast markets via direct mail, multiple internet sites and an active business-to-business division.


Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988, bringing consumers information on the world of wine and spirits, reviewing hundreds of wines each month, and comprehensive coverage of wine and lifestyle topics peripheral to wine, such as entertaining, travel, restaurants and notable sommeliers. Published 14 times a year, the magazine has a readership of 800,000 consumers worldwide. The magazine has an accompanying Web site,, that hosts an extensive database of wine reviews, interviews food and wine pairings, beer and spirits news, and other topics.


The magazine’s editors are:

Executive editor: Susan Kostrzewa
Managing editor, print, and tasting director: Lauren Buzzeo
Digital managing editor: Marina Vataj
Senior editor: Layla Schlack
Senior digital editor: Jameson Fink
Associate digital editor: Dylan Garret
European editor: Roger Voss
Italian editor: Kerin O'Keefe
Contributing editor (Oregon and Canada): Paul Gregutt
Contributing editor (Washington and Idaho): Sean S. Sullivan
Contributing editor (South America, Spain): Michael Schachner
Contributing editor (Austria): Anne Krebiehl
Contributing editors (California): Virginie Boone, Jim Gordon, Matt Kettmann
Contributing editor (Rhône Valley, New York, Germany): Anna Lee C. Iijima
Contributing editor (Australia and New Zealand): Christina Pickard
Contributing editors, lifestyle & entertaining: Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen
Spirits editor: Kara Newman
Contributing editor, food: Nils Bernstein
Contributing editor, travel: Alexis Korman

Wine Enthusiast Companies[edit]

Wine Enthusiast magazine is part of the Wine Enthusiast Companies, founded in 1979 by Adam and Sybil Strum, which also includes a wine accessories catalog company, Wine Enthusiast, and an online wine shop, Wine Express.[1][2][3]

Other activities[edit]

In addition to print and online publication, Wine Enthusiast Magazine hosts events for consumers and trade. Two main annual events are the Top 100 Wine Restaurant event, which celebrates the top 100 wine restaurants in the United States featured yearly in the August Issue, the annual Wine Star Awards dinner, during which awards are given to recipients in ten major industry categories.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hodara, Susa, Westchester Home (October 9, 2008). Perfect Pairing
  2. ^ Slocum, Bill, The New York Times (May 7, 2000). House Wine Gets Its Own Room
  3. ^ Covel, Simona, Wall Street Journal (October 2, 2008). Wine Enthusiast Looks to Win Over a Wider Audience

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