East Coast Editor, The SOMM Journal
Native New Yorker Wanda Mann began writing about wine in 2008. She is the founder of the website Wine With Wanda and has worked as a freelancer for various publications. She regularly hosts informative, and often humorous, Instagram Live interviews with winemakers and other industry professionals. The daughter of a professional chef, Wanda has always been captivated by the world of food and wine, but it wasn’t until studying in Spain for two years that she began to truly understand wine’s cultural significance. She has since traveled to numerous new- and old-world wine regions. Wanda holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from Pomona College, and in 2015 she earned the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) credential from the Society of Wine Educators. She currently serves on the board of Les Dames d’Escoffier New York.