Writer Profile for Justin Berlin & María Alvarez


Justin is a Co-Founder of Vino247 and has been a wine professional for more than 10 years. He has a background in filmmaking, print and web publishing. But his passion for wine led him to move professionally to the wine world. First at one of the top retailers in the US, and later he Co-Founded importer Spanish-Wine-Exclusives, and is a contributor on their blog, SpanishWineCulture.org. He is also a regular taster on Wine & Spirits Magazine’s industry tasting panel.

María is the Spanish half of Spanish-Wine-Exclusives and lives in La Rioja. Her many years of experience managing Spanish fine wine exports combined with her extensive network of winery and winemaker connections across Spain are critical to finding great new wineries and discoveries and also working out the logistics to get them to the US.

Stories by Justin Berlin & María Alvarez:

The Mysteries of Fall Foliage and Spanish Grape Varietals

Many wine lovers have wondered if there is an easy way to tell one grapevine variety from another when visiting a vineyard. It would be fairly easy if we all had photographic memories and could remember [...]