Allen Balik is a noted wine collector, educator and recognized authority on the wines of California and Europe, sampling more than 1,500 wines each year as a member of the trade and numerous tasting groups. Allen has toured wine growing areas around the world and tasted extensively throughout the United States, Europe and South America.

Award-winning wine columnist Dan Berger has been writing his nationally syndicated column since 1979 and continues to be one of the most outspoken and informative people writing about this subject can be very to understand.

L. Pierce Carson has been chronicling the good, the bad and the bubbly in the Napa Valley for more than four decades. He’s covered county government, courts, entertainment and, for the past 35 years, the burgeoning wine industry.

Paul Franson writes the Business End wine column every other week. He’s been writing about wine and the wine industry for the two decades he has lived in Napa Valley. He also writes for wine trade magazines Wines & Vines and Wine Business Monthly and other publications.

Allison is owner of Please The Palate, a boutique agency specializing in marketing and event planning for the wine and spirits industry. She is certified as an Italian Wine Specialist from the North American Sommelier Association and Level 3 WSET from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust. 

The World in a Glass is a lighter look at wines from Napa Valley and beyond, created by the late Jack Heeger, a wine writer and copy editor at the Register. It’s now written by Sasha Paulsen, who has been wine editor at the Register since 1999. 

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