Meet our field editors: Theo Greenly, wine writer, political reporter, and sommelier

As editor in chief Giancarlo Gariglio likes to point out, one of the things that sets the Slow Wine guide apart from others is the fact that “it tells the grape growers’ and winemakers’ stories.” We make a point of visiting every estate in person in order to better learn and tell those stories. And it wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable help of our contributing “field editors.” Below, please meet field editor Floreana Edwards-Younger, who contributed to this year’s California guide. The Slow Wine 2019 tour begins Monday, March 4 in San Francisco. Click here for tour dates and registration details.

Theo Greenly is a writer and sommelier based in Los Angeles. He has over a decade of experience in wine and hospitality, and has worked with some of LA’s top beverage programs — at restaurants which boast accolades from Wine Enthusiast and the late Jonathan Gold. Most recently, Theo was the wine director at Sotto, an intimate, southern Italian restaurant with a focus on wines native to southern Italy. Theo has a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Colorado Boulder. His writing has recently been published in The Los Angeles Times and on KCRW, southern California’s biggest NPR station. He has also been featured on This American Life, Press Play with Madeleine Brand, and he is a StorySlam winner at The Moth. When he’s not drinking a glass of Falanghina, you can find him touring the vineyards of Santa Barbara and Paso Robles, which he covers for Slow Wine.