Women of Wine (WOW) with WineSpeed’s Karen MacNeil

The first Golf, Grape & Grub Show of 2018 is on the tee this Saturday @ a new time of 2PM (CT/Noon PT) on FB Live!  We’ll update you on the start of the calendar year on the Pro Tours, plus we begin with one our show’s fave wine people,  Wine Speed’s Karen MacNeil. 

Karen is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language.These include the Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year (James Beard Foundation) and the Global Wine Communicator of the Year (International Wine and Spirits Association).  In a full-page profile on her, TIME Magazine called Karen “America’s Missionary of the Vine.”

Far reaching global wine knowledge is only part of Karen’s story. She is considered America’s foremost wine presenter–a speaker who can enchant audiences from 5 to 500, and from wine novices to wine collectors alike. And she’ll explain why she uses zestee metaphors and wine descriptors like “bed sheets” and “erogenous zones” to perk up your interest.

Karen is also the author of the award-winning book, THE WINE BIBLE, the single best- selling wine book in the United States, praised as “The most informative and entertaining book I’ve ever seen on the subject” (Danny Meyer), “Astounding” (Thomas Keller), and “A masterpiece of wine writing…the single best wine book written in years…” (Kevin Zraly).

The former wine correspondent for the Today Show, Karen was the host of the PBS series Wine, Food and Friends with Karen MacNeil, for which she won an Emmy. Karen is the creator and editor of WineSpeed, the leading digital “e-letter” in the U.S. for fast, authoritative information about wine.


Tom Kees

Executive Producer & Co-Host


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