Writer Directory

Below is a listing of Writers on Vino247. Click on each Writer’s avatar or name to see a listing or their stories published on Vino247.

Christina Bucci VanderveerChristina Bucci Vanderveer

Christina lives in New York City, lawyer by day, student of wine by night. Her ideal post-work aperitif pairing would be a biscuity champagne and gougères. Currently pursuing her WSET Advanced qualifications at International Wine School in Chelsea.

Gonzalo SantosGonzalo Santos

Gonzalo is a Co-Founder of Vino247. Previously, he imported wine from Spain and has traveled extensively to wine regions around the world. His background is in technology and marketing, having founded and sold a successful web application company in New York City. He developed a passion for wine during this travels and life in Manhattan, finding it inseparable from the pursuit of food and fun.

Helio San MiguelHelio San Miguel

Helio San Miguel was born in Madrid. He is the New York Correspondent of Club de Gourmets, Spain’s leading wine and food magazine, and a frequent contributor to publications in English and Spanish. He is also Director of the Wine Tasting Program at the Instituto Cervantes in New York City.

Justin BerlinJustin Berlin

Justin is a Co-Founder of Vino247 and has been a wine professional for more than 12 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, where he cut his teeth learning the wine business, honing his palate and writing about wine. Later he co-founded importer Spanish-Wine-Exclusives. He is also a regular taster on Wine & Spirits Magazine’s industry tasting panel.

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Justin Berlin & María AlvarezJustin 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.

kristof gillesekristof gillese

Kristof Gillese: trained chef, certified wine steward, journalist and proud father. In these articles it is the human story that takes priority: to tell the tale of common people accomplishing uncommon goals. In the world of wine these tales are prolific. It has been Chef Kristofs privilege to have worked with luminaries such as Pierre-Henry Gagey of Maison Jadot, Nik Weis of St Urbans-Hof, Ray Signorello of Signorello Estates and Ezra Cipes of Summerhill Pyramid Winery; leaders in the industry. With almost 3 decades of experience working with the synergy between food and wine, Chef Kristof is proud to share the stories of these amazing stewards of the land. These articles are written with a profound reverence for the family aspect to winery culture as, to this writers understanding, nothing has ever had a more far-reaching effect than the love and devotion for a parent to a child. All great wineries are built by parents for their children and it is because of this that Chef Kristof writes.
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Magdalena RahnMagdalena Rahn

Magdalena Rahn is the North America Senior Manager for wine, beer & spirits, at Ubifrance—the French Trade Office, based in New York City. Before moving back to the States in 2010, she spent many years as a journalist and translator in Bulgaria, where she fell in love with the country’s wine, language, music and fermented vegetables. In 2009 she returned to France to study for an MSc in wine management with OIV / Université de Paris X. Views & words herein are her own.

Pey-Wen TingPey-Wen Ting

Pey-Wen holds the Diploma in Wines and Spirits (DWS) from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and is a Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) from the Society of Wine Educators. She has 10 years experience in wine retail, and has been a Spanish wine enthusiast and collector for over 15 years. Pey-Wen is Media Director & Writer for Spanish-Wine-Exclusives.com and writes on their blog SpanishWineCulture.org. She is also an avid chef and baker, and is especially interested in the art of food and wine pairing.

Trevor FelchTrevor Felch

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Trevor is the chief content officer for the social neighborhood mapping program Urbane, a restaurants writer for SF Weekly and San Francisco Examiner. He’s doing his best to be a world traveling meets joie de vivre combination of Hemingway, Bourdain, and Cary Grant. If you really want to charm him, serve a full, earthy Oregon Pinot Noir or a slick Sauternes, and pair them with 80 % or above dark chocolate.