Karen MacNeil is the only American to have won most major wine awards given in the English Language. These include the James Beard award for Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year and the International Wine and Spirits award as the Global Wine Communicator of the Year. She wrote The Wine Bible, which has sold more than one million copies worldwide. She was a wine correspondent for the Today Show on NBC, host of the PBS television series Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil, for which she won an Emmy. Her articles have been published in more than 50 newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Town & Country and Food&Wine. Karen MacNeil was the Regional Chair for USA & Central America at the Decanter World Wine Awards (DWWA) 2018.