On February 4, 2016, I was invited again to participate in the Snooth Wine Writer Round-Up after having participated since September 2015. Of course I said yes, and was thrilled to discover that the first topic of the year was to write about my most favorite wine vacation destination. There have been so many wonderful wine-themed trips the past seven years, including international trips Mendoza, Argentina, and the Okanagan, British Columbia. I was very close to writing about one of these destinations when it hit me. My first wine vacation destination, Napa and Sonoma in March 2009, was the beginning of a great love affair which changed my life.
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Elizabeth Smith is a native of Asheville, North Carolina. She is a Virginia community college French and Spanish professor turned wine industry professional turned traveling media specialist. While living and working in the Napa Valley, Elizabeth has broadened her professional experience to include content creation, writing, marketing, public relations, social media, management, direct-to-consumer sales, and customer service. Elizabeth holds a doctoral degree in community college and foreign language education from George Mason University as well as Wine & Spirit Education Trust’s advanced wine certification. She produces content for various media outlets such as American Winery Guide, Plum Deluxe, Snooth, The SOMM Journal, Wine Industry Network Advisor, and this website. 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.” Elizabeth's passions include travel, tourism, craft beverages, food, fun, and fitness. She is always on the move to new destinations and loves discovering inspirational stories and places to share. View all posts by Elizabeth