Stacy Slinkard is an enthusiastic, experienced, and detail-focused wine writer, editor and educator with a feisty focus on the wine, food and travel industry. With over a decade of experience, she has used her voice to inform, entertain and educate both budding wine lovers and seasoned professionals alike.
Whether it's freelance wine writing or cellar management, wine procurement or teaching wine education classes, representing clients at wine festivals or coordinating professional wine tastings, Stacy strives to utilize her wine industry experience to usher in a user-friendly emphasis on wine selection, education and enjoyment.
Education: Stacy holds an advanced Wine & Spirits Education Trust WSET Level 3 Award, and her Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW). She has a master's degree in public health, and a bachelor's degree in biology and environmental health, which lends itself to interpreting both the science and the art of wine.
Publications: Decanter, Wine Folly, VinePair, SOMM Journal, Wine Tourist Magazine, Wine.com, Idiot's Guide: Wine (3rd Edition), New York Times, The Daily Meal, Spruce, Epicurean Charlotte, and other wine-soaked outlets.
Quick Skills: journalism, content creation, copywriting, copyediting, Wordpress, social media, email marketing, Mailchimp, SEO best practices/implementation, deadline-driven project management, cellar management, fine wine procurement, hands-on and online wine education.
See below for select writing samples.