Valerie Kathawala is a writer focused on the wines of Germany, Austria, South Tyrol and Switzerland, with a particular interest in biodynamics. Valerie is a lifelong student of German culture and language and has lived and worked in both Germany and Austria. Her crossover from translation and editorial work at the United Nations to writing about wine was a natural, maybe inevitable, confluence of these experiences. Valerie’s work appears in the pages of SevenFifty Daily, Pipette, Glug, Meininger’s Wine Business International, Pellicle, WineFolly, The Vintner Project, The Cork Report, and Grape Collective. She is a co-founder and co-editor of the wine magazine Trink. She, her husband, and three children live in New York City.