Elizabeth Smith is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and resides in Napa, California. Her professional experience includes writing, higher education, wine club membership management, direct-to-consumer wine sales, social media marketing, and travel management.
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 Level 3 Advanced wine certification.
Elizabeth is a contributing journalist to the Napa Valley Register and Napa Valley Life Magazine with a focus on food, wine, and travel. She is also the marketing copywriter for the Rare Cheese of the Month Club at MonthlyClubs.com. She has written articles for American Winery Guide, Wine Industry Network (WIN) Advisor, and Snooth.
Elizabeth is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier International Sacramento Chapter and the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association.
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. In 2019, Elizabeth participated in Born Digital’s inaugural Born Digital Wine Awards Summit – The “Unconference” on the future of the wine industry – in Liège, Belgium, with Born Digital Wine Awards judges and winners.
Elizabeth’s passions include food, wine, travel, and fitness. She is always on the move to new destinations and loves discovering inspirational stories and places to share.