Sommelier and author Marnie Old is one of the country’s leading wine personalities and a breath of fresh air in the wine world.
An engaging and energetic speaker, she is sought out for her intuitive ‘plain english’ explanations of complex wine topics. Marnie hosts Philly.com’s weekly wine and spirits webisode series Uncorked, writes a humorous wine column for the Philadelphia Daily News and teaches at New York’s luxurious Astor Center.
Her latest book Wine Secrets, is a collection of practical wine advice shared by 40 of the world’s top wine experts. F
ormerly the director of wine studies for Manhattan’s esteemed French Culinary Institute, Marnie served as the founding education chairperson for the American Sommelier Association. Marnie also co-authored He Said Beer, She Said Wine, a colorful and entertaining debate on food pairing with Discovery Channel beer guru Sam Calagione, host of Brew Masters and founder of Dogfish Head Brewery.