Karen MacNeil is the multi award-winning author of The Wine Bible, and has also received the James Beard Award for "Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional." Karen is the Chairwoman Emeritus of The Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the CIA in Napa, CA. She is also a sought after consultant and creates wine seminars for corporate clients.

What are you drinking now? 

Pinot Noir from California and Oregon. Failla, Williams Selyem, and Big Table Farm

Favorite wine and food pairing?

Champagne and potato chips, Dry aged steak and Napa Cabs

Favorite wine restaurant or bar?

Press, Napa

Any seaside tavern in Spain, Italy or Croatia

Favorite all time wine?

I hope I haven't tasted it yet.  Any wine that makes you stop in your tracks and makes you say OMG.

Best wine under $15? 

Red: Campo de Borja, Spanish

White: Chateau St. Michelle Riesling, Washington State

Weekly Wine Sip: 

None this week

Sam Benrubi