Susan Kostrzewa has over 20 years of experience as a writer, editor and lifestyle personality in the wine industry and currently oversees all editorial direction of Wine Enthusiast Media, in addition to the global tasting programs. In her 13-year tenure at Wine Enthusiast, she has led a comprehensive rebrand of the legacy media group, including a complete redesign of the print magazine, website and expansion of the editorial and tastings teams on the West Coast, Europe and beyond. Kostrzewa was awarded Folio’s Changemaker of the Year award in 2018 for efforts including successful age-and gender-diverse audience initiatives and ongoing California wildfire relief support. She was named a 2020 Wine Industry Leader by Wine Business Monthly. She has co-authored numerous books on wine, food and travel, including Opus Vino, 1,000 Everyday Wines and the Footsteps of Fame Literary Travel series. Kostrzewa is also an active member of the Women of the Vine & Spirits global content committee (WOTVS), American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) and Diversity in Food and Beverage (DWS) organization.