Alice Feiring

Journalist and essayist Alice Feiring was proclaimed “the queen of natural wines” by the Financial Times. Feiring is a recipient of a coveted James Beard Award for wine journalism, among many others. She has written for newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Time, AFAR, World of Fine Wine, and the beloved winezine, Noble Rot. She has also appeared frequently on public radio. Her previous books include Natural Wine for the People, Dirty Guide to Wine, For the Love of Wine, Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, and her controversial 2008 debut, The Battle for Wine & Love or How I Saved the World from Parkerization. Alice lives in New York and publishes the authoritative natural wine newsletter, The Feiring Line.

From serial killer to the world’s hottest wine trend

In Alice Feiring’s new memoir, “To Fall in Love, Drink This”, she does what she has become famous for, linking wine with the shocking, surprising and inconceivable. Case in point: In this book we see her escaping from a serial killer, spending time in one of America’s most notorious prisons, visiting concentration camps, and telling off famous spirit producers. Yes, there’s joy, loss of unconditional love, Nina Simone and dirt collected in jars as an incredible expression of terroir. It is her coming-of-age story linked to her subject, wine, how she has championed the wines now taking the world by storm.

Heralded editor and master storyteller, Felicity Carter is charged with interviewing Feiring. In the session, Carter will explore what it takes to overcome wine media controversy, tell a good wine story about wine, and champion the underdogs until the wine world sits up and takes notice. Come along and find out the power of storytelling – and why the wine world needs to embrace greater transparency if it wants to resonate with modern drinkers.