New Yorkers are bold in everything they put their mind to, and grape growing and winemaking are no exceptions. In this four-part online seminar series, host Elaine Chukan Brown speaks with producers from across the state’s diverse wine regions, alongside other important industry players, to explore the deep roots and fresh ground that define New York wines today.
Elaine Chukan Brown
Global Wine Educator, Wine Writer
Elaine Chukan Brown serves as a global wine educator, and journalist specializing in global initiatives for sustainability and climate action, most especially in US wine. Brown serves as a columnist for Decanter Magazine, and previously was the Executive Editor US for JancisRobinson.com. In 2022, Brown was nominated for a James Beard Award in Journalism, and became an advisor to the Women in Wine and Spirits Awards of China. In 2021, Brown gave the keynote address, “Risk and Self-Doubt as Opportunity,” for the Femmes du Vin event sponsored by the US State Department through the Paris Embassy. The Hue Society named their annual prize the “Elaine C Brown award in Wine Education” in recognition of Brown’s contributions to wine education, and the Women in Wine and Spirits Awards (WINWSA) in China named Brown one of the world’s 50 Most Influential Women in Wine and Spirits. In 2020, Brown was awarded Wine Communicator of the Year in the world by IWSC and VinItaly, and was named a Wine Industry Leader in the North American wine industry by Wine Business Monthly. In 2019, the Wine Industry Network named Brown one of the Most Inspiring People in Wine, and they were shortlisted for the IWSC Wine Communicator of the Year award.