Barbara Barrielle is a long time publicist turned travel and wine writer. Her work has appeared in AARP, Northwest Travel and Life, Wine Industry Advisor, SOMM TV Magazine, East Hampton Star, Oregon Wine Press, The Key, Travel Awaits, The Napa Valley Register and more. She is the travel and wine editor of Drink Me and Palate Press.
She is also a film producer with several feature films to her credit and a docimentary "Crushed" on the Wine Country Fires currently at film festivals aroudn the world. She travels contunually while also trying local wines and the foods they enhance. Her favorite place to travel is the Cook Islands and the South Pacific but spends time in Europe, Asia and South America. Living in one of the most popular wine country towns in America and running a busy vacation rental business has given her additional insight to the importance of travel in a life lived well.
An experienced writer, editor, broadcaster, and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food, and travel, Becky Sue's work has appeared in many national and international publications including Intermezzo Magazine, Fine Wine & Liquor, Art & Antiques, Luxury Golf & Travel, Food + Wine, www.wine-pages.com and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television. Epstein is also the author of several books on wine, spirits, and food, including Champagne: A Global History; Brandy: A Global History, and Strong, Sweet and Dry: A Guide to Vermouth, Port, Sherry, Madeira, and Marsala.