Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith is a native of Asheville, North Carolina, and resides in Napa, California. Her professional experience includes relationship and membership management, direct-to-consumer sales, writing, editing, social media marketing, travel management, notary services, 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 is a contributing writer to the Napa Valley Register with a focus on restaurant profiles, healthy dining choices, pairing wine and food, and food destinations.

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, she participated in Born Digital’s inaugural BDWA Summit – The “Unconference” on the future of the wine industry – in Liège, Belgium, with BDWA judges and winners.

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.