Deborah Parker Wong, DipWSET is an opinion-leading journalist, educator and author who has been writing about the beverage alcohol industry since 2004. As Global Wine Editor for sister publications SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel magazines, she writes monthly industry columns and reports on the global wine and spirits industries with an emphasis on sensory science, technology and trends.

In 2020 Deborah was appointed National Editor for the Slow Wine Guide USA, the nation’s only annual guide to eco-friendly wineries in California, Oregon, Washington and New York states.

Deborah teaches as an associate professor in the Wine Studies departments at Santa Rosa Junior College and Cabrillo College and owns a Wine & Spirit Education Trust school offering Level 2 and Level 3 certifications.

In addition to writing and speaking about wine, she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology at California State University, Fresno.  Her motto is: To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach.

Contact: deborahparkerwong@gmail.com, dpw@sommjournal.com

Social media contacts:

Instagram – #deborahparkerwong

Facebook – www.facebook.com/deborah.parker.wong – personal page

https://www.facebook.com/deborahparkerwongdwset/ – professional page

Linkedin – https://www.linkedin.com/in/deborahparkerwong/

Twitter – @parkerwong


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  6. Carmine Indindoli says

    WOW! I had no idea when I was enjoying lunch and poked my finger to search for Deborah Parker and of course you are the sister of Karla Ravandi. Karla spoke of your visit yesterday and I was absolutely knocked over. She and David have been the most gracious people to work alongside of. The site, the home, the entire Estate project and my tiny contribution, a vineyard. I love Bordeaux’s from the Mayacamus mountains. 35 years ago I started planting Bordeaux varietals in those hills, from Sonoma town all the way to Cloverdale. Those vineyards were always great wine producers. Of course unknown to all except the owners and a few friends, as most were too small for commercial release.
    I hope we can meet at Shiloh and enjoy a very good red wine, and some of my Estate Chardonnay while David makes pizza for us all.
    Best regards, Carmine


    • Dear Carmine, Thank you for your kind note. I was so happy when they told me they were working with you! There’s only ONE Carmine. I look forward to raising a glass with you at Mayahuel Estate sometime soon. Cheers, Deborah


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