Linda Murphy

Linda Murphy is co-author, with Jancis Robinson MW, of “American Wine: The Ultimate Companion to the Wines and Wineries of United States,” which celebrates winemaking in all 50 states, and Americans’ rapidly growing love of wine – particularly locally produced wine.

Based in Sonoma County, Calif., Linda is the managing editor for Sonoma magazine, columns editor for Vineyard & Winery Management magazine, columnist for WineReviewOnline and a contributor to Decanter magazine.

She is also Contributing Editor to Food & Wine magazine’s Wine Guide, and her writing has appeared in Cooking Light and Food & Wine magazines, Sommelier Journal, Men’s Health, epicurous.com and elsewhere.

A sportswriter for 13 years before entering the wine business, Linda was the first wine section editor of The San Francisco Chronicle, where she won two James Beard Awards. She has been a speaker at the New Zealand Winegrowers Export Conference, Culinary Institute of America Greystone, Wine Tourism Conference, Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, Association of Food Journalists Conference, Texas Hill County Wine & Food Festival, and Wines of Chile Marketing Conference.

She also judges eight to 10 wine competitions a year, home and abroad.