VinePair is a new way to understand and talk about wine, beer and cocktails. We’re removing the anxiety, pretension and insider language from the world’s oldest beverages. You drink to relax, celebrate and have a good time. Trying to understand and buy a drink should not be stressful. Our content is for the 90% of the population that leaves pretension at the door when it comes to drinking.
The VinePair Team
Adam Teeter – Co-Founder
Adam has spent the past 9 years of his life obsessed with wine and trying to remove the elitism often associated with the industry. In 2010, Adam, along with our Chief Wine Geek Keith Beavers, founded Vivo in Vino, a music series that paired cutting-edge bands, such as The Antlers and Freelance Whales, with accessible wine makers, such as Mouton Noir and Brooklyn Oenology, in an intimate setting. Together with Keith, Adam also created and wrote Juiced, a television show about wine and culture that was optioned by Herzog TV. Adam is a winner of the Left Bank Bordeaux Cup American Wine-Tasting Championship. When not obsessing over wine, Adam has also served in a marketing strategy role for startups including Shutterstock, Tablet Magazine, and JDub Records.
Joshua Malin – Co-Founder
Josh loves putting things together — websites, words, legos, and cases of wine. Prior to VinePair, Josh spent a few years helping to build Ez Texting, an NYC startup, into the leading provider of text messaging services to small businesses. Ez Texting was acquired in late 2012, by CallFire, in a transaction facilitated by funding from Morgan Stanley, Investor Growth Capital & Multiplier Capital. In 2008, Josh served as the founding editor of Good Night Mr. Lewis, an award winning nightlife blog, still written today by Steve Lewis for Blackbook Magazine. Josh also co-founded MobileSmarts, one of the earliest (as in monophonic ringtones) and largest distributors of ringtones in North America.
Emily Bell – Staff Writer
Emily has spent the last 7 years writing about food and drink, and basically anything even remotely related to food and drink, mostly so she can stay very close to the worlds of food and drink. (She’s a big fan of food and drink.) She got her start writing about food and beverage industry professionals (the fancy chefs and wildly creative bartenders that keep us satisfied) for StarChefs.com before transitioning to Editorial Manager for wine website Snooth.com, and finally finding a happy home writing about all things beverage for VinePair.com. She’s been nominated for an IACP award for her writing about cocktail pairings, and once drank a bit too much Champagne across the table from Jacques Pepin.
Naomi Firestone-Teeter – Editorial Advisor
Naomi has a passion for good wine and great design. Driven by the desire to not be intimidated when ordering wine at a restaurant or buying wine in a store, Naomi founded the Hell’s Kitchen Wine Club in 2007 as a way for her and her friends to educate one another about wine. She served as head of marketing for Vivo in Vino and has developed and implemented digital marketing strategies for the Jewish Book Council.