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Lauren Mowery, ESQ

Journalist, photographer, adventurer


Lauren is the Contributing Travel Editor at Wine Enthusiast and regular columnist for Forbes.

Lauren spent four years writing the wine and coffee columns for New York City paper Village Voice. A former Manhattan lawyer, she converted to the startup wine industry though Gilt Taste before launching a career as a freelancer.

She has traveled through dozens of countries. Her words and photos are published in myriad outlets including USA Today, The Independent, The Points Guy, AAA Magazine, Eating Well, Saveur, SevenFifty DailyPunch, Wine & Spirits, TimeOut, EaterTasting PanelSomm JournalFodor’, Voyeur (Virgin Australia’s inflight), Alquimie, Men’s Journal, Palate Press, Lonely Planet, The Wine Merchant, Sommelier, Private Clubs, and Nomacorc’s industry blog. She writes the quarterly spirits column for Incisal Edge, a luxury lifestyle magazine for dental professionals.

In addition to editorial work, she has helped develop content marketing, native advertising, and social media strategies for regional wine boards and international destinations, including Wines of Chile, Vino Nobile de Montepulciano, Rias Baixas, and the Bordeaux Wine Council.



Chasing the Vine Blog

Best New Wine Blog, Winner Wine Blog Awards 2013

Blog Post of the Year, Winner Wine Blog Awards 2014

Best Writing, Finalist Wine Blog Awards 2014

Blogger of the Year, Shortlist IWSC 2014

Wine Travel, Winner Millesima Second Annual Blog Awards

Blog Post of the Year, Finalist Wine Blog Awards 2015

Best Original Photography, Finalist Wine Blog Awards 2015

Professional Writing

Wine Enthusiast: "How Wine Professionals Use Yoga to Balance Life" Winner Born Digital Wine Awards 2017

Wine Enthusiast: "Al Gore on Climate Change and the Wine Industry" Finalist, Interview, Born Digital Wine Awards 2019

Wine Enthusiast: "A Top to Bottom Tour of Croatia’s Wine-Soaked Coastline" Finalist, Travel, Born Digital Wine Awards 2019


Institute of Masters of Wine, Candidate

Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma with Distinction

Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY

Juris Doctor, May 2003

  • Journal: Notes & Articles Editor, Fordham Environmental Law Journal

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

BA with Distinction, Cum Laude, May 1999

  • Foreign Affairs and Religious Studies

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