Awards & Press

Press, awards, and accolades for Terroir Review

Awards & Recognition

“Notable Travel Writing of 2019” in The Best American Travel Writing 2020
2020 Top Wine Influencers in 2020 You Need to Pay Attention To — Sommeliers Choice Awards / Beverage Trade Network
2020 The Top 101 Wine Writers of 2020 — Corking Wines
2019 First Place, Best Editorial / Opinion Wine Writing — Born Digital Wine Awards
2019 Top Wine Influencers in 2019 You Need to Pay Attention To — Sommeliers Choice Awards / Beverage Trade Network
2018 Top 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. Wine Industry — IntoWine
2018 Top 90 Wine Blogs — Amsterdam Diary
2018 Top 40 Wine Influencers — Social Vignerons
2018 The 103 Best Wine Blogs That You Can’t Miss — Wine Turtle
2017 Editor’s Choice Fellowship — Symposium for Professional Wine Writers
2017 Third Place, Best Investigative / Journalistic Wine Story — Born Digital Wine Awards
2017 Top 40 Wine Influencers — Social Vignerons 2016 Top Wine Influencers — Social Vignerons
2016 Finalist, Best Writing— Wine Blog Awards 2016 Finalist, Blog Post of the Year — Wine Blog Awards
2015 Winner, Best Writing — Wine Blog Awards
2015 Finalist, Blog Post of the Year — Wine Blog Awards 2014 Favorite Wine News Blog — Millésima Awards
2014 The 100 Most Influential Wine People on Social Media — Wine Wankers
2013 Finalist, Best Writing— Wine Blog Awards
2013 Noteworthy Wine Blogs — Stark Insider
2012 Finalist, Blog Post of the Year — Wine Blog Awards
2012 Top 20 Wine Influencers — The Wine Hub
2011 Nicholas Byam Shaw Thesis Excellence Award for Creative Writing — Dartmouth College
2011 Top 10 Wine Experts on Twitter — MyMediaInfo
Top Wine Gurus on Twitter — Vincarta
Featured Wine Blog — Foodista  


“Meg Houston Maker delves deeply into the issue of whether wine labels should list the ingredients that went into the production of the wine.”
—Eric Asimov, The New York Times  

“Five good reasons from Meg Houston Maker to fall in love with Austrian red wines faster than you can say blaufränkisch.”
— Eric Asimov, The New York Times  

“Wine writing is such a serious business, isn’t it? Yet under that dour veneer, Meg Houston Maker finds its inner Shecky Greene.”
—Eric Asimov, The New York Times  

“Everything you always wanted to know about knowing wine without sounding pretentious.”
—Maria Popova, Brain Pickings  

“Wine lovers who are addicted to ambling armchair reads that gracefully take them through lovely landscapes and enviable meals might browse ‘A Trip to the Rhône,’ in two parts, by Meg Houston Maker.”
—Howard G. Goldberg, The New York Times  

“Meg is a writer’s writer with a head on her shoulders.”
—Clinton Stark, Stark Insider  

“Meg is a very fine writer, a true lover of words and she edited my work with intelligence, respect, and sensitivity. Working with her was a pleasure!”
—Dorothy J. Gaiter, wine writer and author  

“Meg has the ability to taste with precision and understanding. As a member of the VineSleuth/Wine4.Me Wine Evaluation Team, Meg participates in regular sensory evaluation of the wines submitted to our application database… Each VineSleuth evaluator must repeat her assessments at a rate of 90% or higher when re-evaluating a wine… All of this means that Meg truly has a rock star palate.”
—Amy C. Anderson Gross, entrepreneur and founder, VineSleuth/Wine4.Me  

“Meg Houston Maker is a brilliant, creative, and dedicated individual. Her communication skills are unmatched. She approaches every opportunity with verve. Meg worked as Palate Press’ Executive Editor and imbued the magazine with focus, direction, and professionalism.”
—David Honig, Palate Press  

“…in Serious Eats, Meg Houston Maker offers the best guide yet on cheese and wine pairing.”
—David White, author and founder of Terroirist  

Interviews and Contributions

Essentially Nonessential: Wine in Strange Times —Planet of the Grapes
LeBron James’ Incredible Taste In Wine, Explained By 4 Experts—SBNation
The Wine Moments That Defined 2017—Opening A Bottle
Q. & A. With A Wine Influencer: Who is Meg Houston Maker?—Social Vignerons
Women in Wine Fridays: Meet Meg Houston Maker of—Avvinare
Meg Houston Maker Shares the Pleasures of the Table on Her Blog, Maker’s Table—VinVillage Radio
How to Make the Wine Industry More Sustainable—The Bloggers’-eye View—Tetrapak 
The Best Wines Under $20, According to Wine Bloggers—Serious Eats  


Circle of Wine Writers
Society of Wine Educators, Certified Specialist of Wine  


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