About This Site

Some wine blogs offer value recommendations. Others catalog tasting notes. Many cover the wine industry. Just about all sit dormant for weeks at a time. David White launched Terroirist on November 9, 2010 to change all that by covering everything, daily.

Terroirist was named the “Best Overall Wine Blog” at the 2013 Wine Blog Awards and the “Best New Wine Blog” at the 2011 Wine Blog Awards. It reaches approximately 50,000 readers per month. Terroirist is a registered trademark. Please contact us before using this site’s contents for any purpose.

About the Founder BW headshot - November 2013
David White
 is the founder and editor of Terroirist. The author of a nationally syndicated wine column that’s hosted by Grape Collective, David’s wine writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including The World of Fine Wine, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.

David is also the editor of the 3rd edition of The Everything Wine Book (Adams Media, 2014). He has his advanced certificate from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and has been called one of America’s nine most important wine bloggers.

The keynote speaker at the 2011 Nederburg Rare South African Wine Auction, David speaks regularly at wine events across the world. He has appeared on a number of TV and radio programs, including Grape Radio and Wine Crush. By day, David is the co-owner and chief operating officer of Keybridge Communications, a DC-based public affairs firm. He also serves as president of the American Wine Consumer Coalition, co-chairman of America’s Future Foundation, and auction chair of Heart’s Delight, a wine auction benefiting the American Heart Association.

Follow him on Twitter @terroiristblog.


Eric AnninoEric Annino has two great passions: wine and the written word. A modest collector and former member of the winemaking team at Pennsylvania’s largest winery, he is currently working toward a master’s in English at Villanova.
Isaac BakerIsaac James Baker has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, and editor, and he recently received a master’s degree in fiction writing. He’s a perpetual student of wine and he travels frequently to discover vineyards and waves. Follow him @IsaacJamesBaker.
comstockEdward Comstock received his Ph.D. in 2008 and has worked as a professor ever since. But as an avid wine collector who has explored wine regions around the world, he remains eternally a student.
Rebecca CananRebecca Canan fell in love with wine on a cliché semester abroad in Italy. She has since traveled to wine regions across the world and holds WSET’s advanced certificate. Follow her @WineBec.
Albert Pak, CSW, is a law student by day and a wine enthusiast by night. When he’s not thinking, reading, or writing law, you can find him sharing his recent wine discoveries with his friends.
Shelby Vittek is an award-winning food, wine, and travel writer. Her writing has appeared in Table Matters, the Washington Post, The Smart Set, and on 1WineDude, where she once worked as an intern. She is based in Philadelphia and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers-Camden. Follow her @bigboldreds.