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The Wine Writers Symposium

The Wine Writers' Symposium is a professional conference that focuses on writers who explore topics within wine and wine-adjacent fields. The purpose is to enhance craft of the written word, and this year’s virtual programming is intended as a career enhancement opportunity. Learn more»


2023 Closing Keynote, by Miguel de Leon

Like all of the fellows here, I was tasked to answer the question of why wine is important, so here’s my practical short answer: it is what helps me pay the bills, it’s the reason for my employment, and it is the cornerstone of my career.

It is also one of the things that makes me supremely happy simply by existing; it soothes on days that take too much; it inspires when the inevitable block begins to creep; it makes food infinitely more delicious and complex; it induces emotions that make memories long-lasting.

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Announcing the 2023 Fellows!

We are excited to announce the 2023 Fellows for the Wine Writers’ Symposium, joining us in Napa Valley from around the world as we return to an in-person event from March 5th through 8th: Monique Bell • Meg Bernhard • Kyle Billings • Kate Burns • Cassandra Charlick • Brianne Cohen • Lance Cutler • … Continued

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