Andrew Adams - Editor

Andrew Adams


Andrew Adams has been writing for Wines & Vines since 2011. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism and went on to work as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in Oregon and California. In addition to his experience in journalism, Adams worked for several years in the cellar and lab for wineries in Napa Valley.
Jim Gordon - Editor

Jim Gordon

Editor at Large

Jim Gordon has been covering the wine industry as an editor and reporter for more than 25 years. He became editor of Wines & Vines in 2006. Gordon credits his job as editor of the St. Helena Star newspaper in Napa Valley in the 1980s with introducing him to the wine business and many of its modern-day pioneers. He was managing editor of Wine Spectator for 12 years, and editor-in-chief of Appellation/Wine Country Living magazine for four, during which time he helped create "Wine Country Living TV" for NBC station KNTV in San Jose. Gordon was VP of content for during the dot-com boom. He began his journalism career on the campus newspaper at Denison University in Ohio. After graduation he became a daily newspaper reporter. Gordon has attended the UC Davis Wine Executive Program, participated in numerous extension classes in viticulture and enology through UC Davis, planted a small vineyard of his own, and has made wine since 1989 without bothering to sell any.
Don Neel - Practical Winery & Vineyard Editor

Don Neel

Practical Winery & Vineyard Editor

For 33 years Don Neel has traveled grapegrowing regions in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Europe to obtain the best winegrowing information and share it with readers in the industry.
Linda Jones McKee - Wine East Editor

Linda Jones McKee

Wine East Editor

Linda Jones McKee has written about the grape and wine industry east of the Rockies since the early 1980s. A history major at Carleton College, McKee found the perfect job as editor of a small antiques magazine. When that publication folded, she changed her editorial focus to the wine and grape industry. Utilizing her skills in small magazine production, she and Hudson Cattell took an 8-page newsletter, the Pennsylvania Grape Letter and Wine News, changed it to magazine format, gave it a more user-friendly name–Wine East–and grew it into a major voice for the Eastern wine industry. In 2008 Wines & Vines acquired the magazine, and McKee has edited Wine East in Wines & Vines since then from her office in Lancaster, Pa.
Stacy Briscoe - Staff Writer

Stacy Briscoe

Staff Writer

Stacy Briscoe joined Wines & Vines in 2018. She has been writing about wine professionally since 2015, freelancing for multiple publications including The San Francisco Chronicle, Edible Communities, Napa Sonoma Magazine and others. She also maintains her own website,, dedicated to wine reviews and tasting notes. Outside of wine writing, she also contributes as a freelance editor for the independent publisher She Writes Press and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English-Language Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Cliff Ohmart - Grapegrowing Columnist

Cliff Ohmart, Ph.D.

Grapegrowing Columnist

Cliff Ohmart writes the Vineyard View column for Wines & Vines. Since 2009 he has been vice president of professional services for SureHarvest, a company that provides solutions for growers interested in developing sustainable programs. Previously he served as sustainable winegrowing director for the Lodi Winegrape Commission, where he helped develop a nationally recognized sustainable winegrowing program and created the Lodi-Winegrower's Workbook program and the Lodi Rules for Sustainable Winegrowing program, California's first third party-certified sustainable winegrowing program. He has presented more than 300 seminars, conference papers and symposia papers and serves on the boards of Protected Harvest, the Association of Applied IPM Ecologists and the Advisory Board of the Cal Poly Center for Sustainability.
Andy Starr - Winemaking Columnist

Andy Starr

Winemaking Columnist

Andy Starr is an entrepreneur, marketing and strategy consultant and winemaker with over 30 years experience in identifying innovative business opportunities, developing new markets, and building organizations. Best known as the founder of Neocork Technologies, the synthetic cork pioneer, Starr built the company from a business plan through research and development, manufacturing and marketing, ultimately shipping corks to 19 countries. He has six years of winemaking experience in California, Israel and Australia, highlighted by two years as the award-winning head winemaker for Yarden, Israel's first super-premium winery. His company, StarrGreen LLC assists clients in the wine, beverage alcohol and green technology segments.
Peter Mitham - Northwest Correspondent

Peter Mitham

Northwest Correspondent

Peter Mitham writes about viticulture and the wine business from Vancouver, British Columbia, where he has lived since 1998. A seasoned business writer, he began writing about the wine industry in earnest following a visit to Napa in November 1997. He has contributed to Wines & Vines since 2000, and currently keeps an eye on the dynamic Pacific Northwest region. In addition to his work for Wines & Vines, he is a contributor to Opus Vino (DK, 2010) and writes regularly on real estate markets in the U.S. and Canada.