Alice Feiring started out as a picky eater who always smelled her food first, the fact that now she’s an internationally known author, journalist, and wine authority is as much a surprise to her as anyone. Because in 1988 she left her career as a Dance Therapist in Boston to return to New York to pursue her writing; novels, plays. Freelancing was a means to those ends. Roll ahead? Sure. In 2011, she was named on-line writer of the year for her blog, The Feiring Line, by the Louis Roederer International Wine Writer Awards and short-listed for the 2012 feature writing award. Her blog, which she started in 2004, is frequently cited on best by magazines such as Food & Wine and Forbes. Her groundbreaking book on authentic wine, The Battle for Wine and Love (2008), has been published in French and Spanish editions. Her second book, Naked Wine (2011), has already been released in French, and will shortly appear in Italian and Georgian editions.
A frequent speaker at literary and wine festivals and seminars, radio guest and restaurant wine consultant, she is also contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, World of Fine Wine. She has served as wine editor of the Los Angeles Times Magazine, as a contributing editor of Wine & Spirits, and as a wine columnist for both Newsweek and Time Magazine. In addition she still works on fiction and has published numerous essays in The New York Times, New York Magazine and The Washington Post. She lives in New York City in a tenement walk-up and seems to have the most famous plumbing in the Big Apple.