Meet our field editors: Floreana Edwards-Younger, sommelier, winemaker, and wine educator

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.

Floreana Edwards-Younger wears several hats in the wine industry as a sommelier, winemaker, and wine teacher. She has worked as a sommelier in some of LA’s best restaurants. She has a WSET Level 3 Award and Court of Masters Level 2 Certification. Her biodynamic, old-vine zinfandel is from Amador County, and it will be released in 2019. Floreana teaches introductory wine classes called “Demystifying Wine Tasting” that make wine education relatable and fun. Her website is www.florsomm.com.