Award-winning journalist Elin McCoy is the author of The Emperor of Wine: The Rise of Robert M. Parker, Jr. and the Reign of American Taste, which has garnered international praise. Foreign editions are available in Brazil, the U.K., Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and Russia. It won the World Gourmand Cookbook Award and was a finalist for James Beard and IACP wine book of the year. She is the wine columnist for Bloomberg News, the New York columnist for Decanter magazine, and writes frequently for World of Fine Wine and other international publications. Her own website and blog are at www.elinmccoy.com. In her long career, she has written widely for other national and international publications and has co-authored four other books on wine and gourmet topics. She is at work on two wine books, one set in Sonoma.She serves regularly as wine competition judge in the U.S. and abroad and is a frequent keynote speaker and moderator on wine at industry events such as VinExpo, and the Hong Kong Wine and Spirits Trade Fair.