Elizabeth Smith is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She is a Virginia community college French and Spanish professor turned California wine industry professional turned relationship manager in the financial sector. Her professional experience includes relationship management, direct-to-consumer sales, freelance writing, social media marketing, travel management, and community college education.
Elizabeth holds a doctoral degree in community college and foreign language education from George Mason University, master’s and bachelor’s degrees in French from The University of Tennessee – Knoxville and Western Carolina University, and Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s advanced wine certification.
Elizabeth won the 2017 Born Digital Wine Award for Best Tourism Content with a Focus on Wine for her piece entitled, Lodi: Beyond the Zinfandel. As a previous winner, she served as a judge for the 2018 Born Digital Wine Awards.
Elizabeth’s passions include travel, tourism, craft beverages, food, and fitness. She is always on the move to new destinations and loves discovering inspirational stories and places to share.
I welcome product samples and travel opportunities. If you wish for me to accept samples or disseminate information, please contact me in advance of sending to discuss. I will identify the source of any samples received and reviewed. A sample may be shared via one of my social media platforms instead of this website. Acceptance of a sample does not guarantee a review.