WSET Level 4 Diploma in Wine and Spirit (2009)
Conferred by the London-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust, the Level 4 Diploma, the highest achievement, is a two-year course of six units that includes papers, tests and blind tastings.
Critics Choice Award for Feature Writing, the 2016 EDDY Awards
In the category of Drink Artisan, my story on a Romanian refugee, who is the only maker of wine barrels on the East Coast, earned the critics choice award in a national contest open to all Edible magazines. Read the story here. Check out the EDDY website here.
Finalist for the “Narrative Beverage Writing with or without Recipes” award, the 2016 IACP Food Writing Awards
My story, “Long Island Wine Wows Wine Advocate“, covered the latest reviews by the newsletter. I was among three finalists in this national competition.