Lettie Teague

New York-based Lettie Teague is a multiple James Beard Award-winning writer and author of three books on wine. She served as the wine editor at Food & Wine for over a decade before joining The Wall Street Journal, where she currently writes two weekly columns, "On Wine" and "Uncorking the City."


Before Lettie Teague became Food & Wine's wine editor, she held a number of wine-related positions in retail, wholesale sales, restaurants, marketing, and public relations. She was the food, wine, and books editor at the Hearst travel magazine Diversion. Lettie joined Food & Wine in 1997 and during her tenure, she oversaw the magazine's wine coverage and wrote the James Beard Award-winning monthly column "Wine Matters." Lettie was nominated for James Beard Awards two more times for her work at Food & Wine, including for the article "Is Grüner a Great Wine or a Groaner?" She moved on to The Wall Street Journal in 2010 where she writes the weekly columns "On Wine" and "Uncorking the City." In addition to being an acclaimed writer, Lettie is known as an illustrator whose talent is on display in her first book Fear of Wine.


Lettie studied English at Kenyon College in Ohio.

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