Becky Sue Epstein

Becky Sue Epstein is the International Editor at PALATE PRESS: The Online Wine Magazine. Becky Sue is an experienced editor, broadcaster and consultant in the fields of wine, spirits, food and travel. Currently she is based in New England and holds several positions requiring a substantial amount of worldwide wine- and spirits-related travel:

» Senior Editor, Wine & Spirits for Intermezzo Magazine, the national lifestyle publication
» Contributing Editor for trade/retail The Tasting Panel magazine
» Wine expert for
» Expert contributor on
» International correspondent on
» Private wine and food consultant

For the past 20 years Epstein has been providing food, wine and spirits coverage for local, regional and national publications on both the East and West Coasts, from Art & Antiques and Luxury Golf & Travel to Food + Wine and Wine Spectator. She began her career as a restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times while working in film and television during the 1980s and early 1990s. Having lived abroad for several years, her expertise includes food history and travel, entertaining, aperitifs, dessert wines and spirits.

In between trips, tastings and events, Epstein writes books. Her latest, The American Lighthouse Cookbook, will be published in September 2009 (Sourcebooks/Cumberland, co-written with Chef Ed Jackson.) She is currently working on Sparkling Wine: A Global History (Reaktion, pub. date tbd).

Epstein is a member of PEN Center USA, International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) and Circle of Wine Writers (CWW).