Liza Zimmerman

Professional Judge, The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Liza ZimmermanLiza Zimmerman has been writing, educating and consulting about wine and food for more than two decades. She has also worked almost every angle of the wine and food business: from server and consultant to positions in distribution, education and sales.

Zimmerman was the editor of Market Watch—the trade sibling of Wine Spectator—at M. Shanken for close to eight years; was an editor at Wine Enthusiast and was the editor-in-chief of the national restaurant publication Cheers for four years. She currently writes for a number of international publications including Wine Searcher, Wine Business Monthly and Beverage Media; as well as consulting with wine producers and their marketing teams on content and doing wine teambuilding events for clients such as Genentech and IBM.

She has visited all the world’s major wine growing and spirits producing regions—50 plus countries and counting—and holds the Diploma of Wine & Spirits (D.W.S). For more information see lizathewinechick.com.