Alison Napjus tastes wines from regions throughout Italy for Wine Spectator; she is also the lead taster of wines from France’s Champagne and Alsace regions. She has written numerous tasting reports and feature stories for Wine Spectator and WineSpectator.com. She was promoted to senior editor in December 2012. Napjus first fell in love with the wines of Italy while living in Florence, where she studied as part of her degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University. At the time she joined Wine Spectator in 2000, she was a manager at New York’s Tribeca Grill, which later earned a Wine Spectator Grand Award for its outstanding wine program. You can follow Alison Napjus on Twitter at http://twitter.com/napjuswine and on Instagram at http://instagram.com/napjuswine.