Samantha Cole-Johnson 2022

Samantha Cole-Johnson

Sam, senior editor US, has been writing for since her Diary of a Willamette cellar rat series in 2019. Since then, she has worked five harvests (bouncing hemispheres), collected her DipWSET, been shortlisted once for a Roederer International Wine Writers Award and twice for the IWSC Emerging Talent in Wine Communication Trophy, and won the Commanderie de Bordeaux Andre Crispin Award for her top score on the Stage 1 MW exam. Based in Oregon, she teaches WSET Level 3 and Diploma classes at The Wine & Spirit Archive. Her interests are firmly rooted in regenerative farming and fair worker treatment; she believes that a winemaker is only as good as their vineyard crew and that ‘unskilled labour’ doesn’t exist in superlative viticulture. She’s also our social media maven, responsible for bringing you the weekly Wine News in 5 broadcast on Instagram and our podcast

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