Anna Lee Iijima

Anna Lee Iijima is a Japanese and American journalist and wine critic based in New York City. For 13 years she was the contributing editor for Germany, the Rhône Valley, Burgundy and New York for Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In addition to Decanter, she writes frequently for the Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer and Food & Wine Magazine, among other publications. Anna Lee holds a WSET Diploma as well as a certification in Viticulture and Vinification from the American Sommelier Association. She is a certified sake professional of the Sake Education Council and a senior judge for the International Wine Challenge Sake Competition. In a previous life Anna Lee was a corporate lawyer.