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Virginie Boone

Favorite beverages are: Crémant, rum, bourbon, gin, Armagnac and lemon sparkling water.

Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010. She reviews and report on the wines of Napa and Sonoma for the magazine. Based in Sonoma County, Boone began her writing career in 1997 with Lonely Planet travel guidebooks, contributing to titles on South America, Northern California, France and America’s Deep South. Travel assignments led her to California-focused wine coverage, including regular features for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Savor and Sonoma Magazine, for which Boone has been a contributing wine writer for several years. She is also the author of Napa Valley and Sonoma: Heart of California Wine Country, and a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.

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Ashley Nicole Teplin

Favorite beverages are: Champagne, gin, White Burgundy, Bitters, anything with ginger, and sparkling water.

With years of experience and unlimited connections in the culinary and wine world, Ashley Nicole Teplin uses her extraordinary skill set to gain exposure and create virtual and real-world publicity for her diverse client set. Immersed in the worlds of art, culture, wine and cuisine, she wields her expertise in public relations, media production, photography, social media advisement, culinary and fine arts to forge new networks and strengthen existing relationships among her clients. Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles, as well as a culinary arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. She also spent two years producing trailers, TV spots and reels for top networks and film production companies like Fox, HBO and Miramax before focusing her energy on the world of public relations.