Lauren Mowery writes the weekly wine, coffee, and tea columns for New York City paper Village Voice. She writes an award-winning blog called Chasing the Vine. A former New York City litigator, she converted to the startup wine industry though Gilt Taste, before launching a career as a freelance drinks, food, and travel writer and photographer. She has peregrinated across two dozen countries in the last few years, many of which are featured in articles published in print and online for Wine Enthusiast, Saveur, Wine & Spirits, Tasting Panel, Somm Journal, Voyeur (Virgin Australia’s inflight magazine), Punch, Alquimie, Fodor’s.com, Men’s Journal, and The Wine Merchant. She recently earned her WSET Diploma with honors, and hopes to enter the Master of Wine program this fall.