Stacy Slinkard

Stacy Slinkard is a wine expert who writes, edits, and educates on the subject. She is the author of a beginner's guide to wine and has published several magazine and online articles, including on and The Daily Meal.


  • Freelance writer on wine and wine making since 2005
  • Author of the book "Idiots Guides: Wine"
  • Holds the advanced Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 3 Award showing expertise in understanding grape growing and wine making
  • Wine consultant for wine education and cellar management since 2005



About The Spruce

The Spruce, a Dotdash brand, is a new kind of home website offering practical, real-life tips and inspiration to help you create your best home. The Spruce family of brands, including The Spruce, The Spruce Eats, The Spruce Pets, and The Spruce Crafts collectively reach 30 million people each month.

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