WINE. FOOD. TRAVEL. FRIENDS.

I’m Kat. I live in the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and write about wine, food, travel, and other things I love.

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ABOUT ME

I was an aspiring cheesemonger and studying art therapist turned wine professional and writer. My areas of expertise include writing, editing, marketing, social media, sales, customer service, travel, culinary, and event planning.

Visit my bio page to learn more about me.


WHAT I DO

I create content. I write stories based on my love of food, wine, and travel while living authentically.

You’ll find my writing in publications like Still Point Arts Quarterly, Culture Magazine, Vingardevaise.com, OnlineBookClub.org, Humblewinesnob.com, WritesandBites.com, AmericanWineryGuide.com, and others. 

I’ve designed and written several publicity pieces, ad copy, promotional materials, newsletters, website copy, and more.

All of my online writing can be found here: Writing and Clips

Learn more about what I do: My Services


THE LATEST

What is a Good Wine? Four Elements of a “Good Wine”

What is a Good Wine? Four Elements of a “Good Wine”

What makes a wine "good"? Isn't a good wine simply one you like to drink? Yes - but there's more
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2000 Chateau Musar Red

2000 Chateau Musar Red

One of the benefits of being in WSET Level 3 is the wines I get to taste each week. A
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Is Wine Tasting Out of Control?

Is Wine Tasting Out of Control?

Going to a winery tasting room used to mean a day of relaxation while sipping a glass of wine, taking
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What is Blind Wine Tasting?

What is Blind Wine Tasting?

On January 23, I start the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level 3 Award in Wines. It is a high-level course in
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2017: A Year of Difficult Change

2017: A Year of Difficult Change

At the beginning of 2017, the word I chose to guide my year was Peace. By the end of 2017,
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Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Pairings: Drink Local

Thanksgiving Dinner Wine Pairings: Drink Local

Thanksgiving! It's the one day of the year when wine is most likely to appear on American dinner tables. Selecting which wines will best complement your menu and appeal to your guests with individual taste preferences is always a bit challenging. But let's get one thing straight first: There's not a "right" or "wrong" wine to sip with your dinner. It all comes down to personal preference - but there are wines that just might be more likely to send you to sensory elation, and impress your guests.
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Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Book Review: Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Bosker's humorous and honest writing lured me in, and kept me there, even when it delved into more of a wine "lecture" at times. It made me want to live what she was living, experience what she was experiencing. Since I couldn't quite do that, nor did I think being a stalker would look good on my resume, I decided to take her advice to further my wine interest/career. When she recommended a website, I looked it up. When she mentioned a flash card app that she uses (Cram), I downloaded it. When she talked with a person, be it sommelier, winemaker, bar owner, scientist, or whoever, I Googled them. Sometimes I connected with them on social media. Okay...that may have a sense of the stalkerish vibe, but I promise I'm not. I'm really not.
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Four Awesome Wineries to Visit in the Lehigh Valley

Four Awesome Wineries to Visit in the Lehigh Valley

Each year, many people flock to the area to explore the fantastic wineries in the Lehigh Valley. The area is
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It’s Harvest Time!

It’s Harvest Time!

It's harvest time in the Lehigh Valley! Harvest is an exciting time, but also full of fear, frustration, and keeping
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Get-Tough Laws Affect More Than Just Immigrants

Get-Tough Laws Affect More Than Just Immigrants

Say you are looking for a job. You find an advertisement for a seasonal farm worker for a vineyard that
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Pennsylvania? Red Wine? Yes!

Pennsylvania? Red Wine? Yes!

It is now 2017, 54 years since Prohibition ended and the first Pennsylvania winery opened its doors, yet the world
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Tasting Room Etiquette: From A Tasting Room Manager

Tasting Room Etiquette: From A Tasting Room Manager

When you work in the wine industry, you've seen a thing or two when it comes to wine tastings. Below
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Is The Lehigh Valley Poised to Become The New Finger Lakes?

Is The Lehigh Valley Poised to Become The New Finger Lakes?

When one thinks of American wine, it is often our thoughts find us in sunny California, Oregon, and Washington while
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Finally, A Vacation With Summer Ale & Ozymandias Wine

Finally, A Vacation With Summer Ale & Ozymandias Wine

After a month of craziness I'm finally getting a chance to catch up a bit here. Work at the winery
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Winery Review: Galen Glen Winery

Winery Review: Galen Glen Winery

Your first thought is, “Where are we? Is there really a winery out here?” Driving winding back roads through Andreas,
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PLCB Might Allow Liquor Sales on Groundhog Day

PLCB Might Allow Liquor Sales on Groundhog Day

If you believe that, I've got a bridge to sell you.Most Pennsylvanians, as well as almost anyone in the United
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Weekly Wine Roundup 12/7/15

Weekly Wine Roundup 12/7/15

I taste and drink a lot of wine (surprise!). Why do you care? It means that I have a lot
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Wine is Memory; Maybe Memory is Wine

Wine is Memory; Maybe Memory is Wine

New Blog Post: #Wine is #Memory; Maybe Memory is Wine. @valavineyards
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Weekly Wine Roundup 11/30/15

Weekly Wine Roundup 11/30/15

#EastCoastWine #CabFrancDay #wine
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Merlot, Football,and Roast Beef

Merlot, Football,and Roast Beef

So I was going to write a blog post, and then I stumbled across this gem by Ron Washam, aka
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Gun Violence: What is The True Problem?

Gun Violence: What is The True Problem?

Considering the news and world happenings lately, San Bernardino, CA being the most recent, gun violence has been on my mind,
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Tolino Vineyards…Cabernet Franc or Not?

Tolino Vineyards…Cabernet Franc or Not?

I have a love/hate relationship with Cabernet Franc, yet I own six bottles of it. There must be something about
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Stop Playing It Safe

Stop Playing It Safe

A couple in their mid-30's walked into the winery one day to do a tasting. The man, who I'll refer
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Weekly Wine Roundup 11/23/15

Weekly Wine Roundup 11/23/15

I taste and drink a lot of wine (surprise!). Why do you care? It means that I have a lot
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Weekly Wine Roundup 11/15/15

Weekly Wine Roundup 11/15/15

I taste and drink a lot of wine (surprise!). Why do you care? It means that I have a lot
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Fear, Thanksgiving, Community

Fear, Thanksgiving, Community

There is tragedy happening all over the world at this time. We mourn it all and Paris represents that whole.
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Erasing The Stigma of East Coast Wines

Erasing The Stigma of East Coast Wines

The "Top 100" wine list by Wine Spectator was just released yesterday. Guess what? The East Coast was acknowledged! It may
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A Pairing Dilemma…Bacon S’Mores?

A Pairing Dilemma…Bacon S’Mores?

I was invited to participate in a Wine Writing Challenge which you can find here and the theme is "Pairing." Pairing is an
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Do Quality Non-Grape Wines Exist?

Do Quality Non-Grape Wines Exist?

What do you think when you hear "fruit wines?" Fruit wines that aren't made from grapes? Unless you're a sugar
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Let’s Talk About Port, Baby…

Let’s Talk About Port, Baby…

Let's talk about port, baby...let's talk about you and me...let's talk about all the good things and the bad things
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Why Does Smell Matter When Tasting Wine?

Why Does Smell Matter When Tasting Wine?

Having a sinus infection sucks, especially when you work with wine for a living. Makes things a bit difficult at
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Social Media Does a Winery Good

Social Media Does a Winery Good

I've been wandering around Twitter today searching for some of my favorite East Coast wineries/vineyards and what did I find?
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Let’s Talk About Riesling: Blue Mountain Vineyard & McGregor Vineyard Review

Let’s Talk About Riesling: Blue Mountain Vineyard & McGregor Vineyard Review

So let's talk about Riesling. Almost everyone has heard of this wine...and if you haven't, you must be living under
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