Patricia Savoie

About the Author Patricia Savoie

Patricia Savoie is a freelance wine, food and travel writer based in NYC. She is a columnist for Beverage Media, writing on “The New York City Wine List.” Her articles appeared on a regular basis in the recently discontinued Sommelier Journal, and she was the wine columnist for ICON magazine for eight years. A long-time member of the Wine Media Guild of New York, an association of professional wine writers, she has been Co-Chair for the past five years. She is co-author of the Farleigh Dickinson University online wine course, “Discovering the World of Wine.” She serves as a judge at international wine competitions. Her book, A Wine Tasting Course (McKay, 1978), was the first book that taught people how to learn about wine. From 2003-2005, she owned and managed a retail wine store in Brooklyn, and before that she spent many years as a corporate manager and consultant.

Inside a Wine Competition Drink Me Magazine

An Insider View of Wine Competitions

The young Sommeliers who are working the back of the house bring out our second flight of wines – glasses of Sauvignon Blanc. Each judge gets seven coded glasses: seven new wines to swirl, sniff, sip, spit, and score. Number 602-29. Silver? No, its grapefruit aroma and crisp acidity balancing …

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