Natural Wine Hall of Fame: Pamela Busch

Pamela Busch has been an influential member of the wine industry for over thirty years. She has founded and directed wine bars in the San Francisco area, taught wine classes, and has spent the last 15 years writing about wine in the San Francisco Examiner and on her own blog, The Vinguard.

She was one of the first wine directors to focus on natural wines and bring more awareness to the natural wine movement, especially in California.
Busch started out as an assistant for a publisher in NYC, but feeling uninspired and looking for more, she got a temporary job at Astor Wines, which turned into a multi-year experience and resulted in her moving to San Francisco to work in wine full-time. Once the wine bug hits you, it can be hard to leave it behind!

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Natural Wine Hall of Fame: Alice Feiring

March is Women’s History Month, and we thought it would be a great opportunity to spend this month featuring women who work in the wine world and share some of their contributions. Historically, wine has been a male-dominated industry across the globe, but in recent years, women are becoming more and more influential.

To start off the month, we want to write about a journalist and natural wine advocate – none other than Alice Feiring. Feiring has been based in New York City since the 1990s and is one of the original voices that promoted natural wine. In 2011, she won “Online Communicator of the Year” by the Louis Roederer International Wine Writer Awards for her writing and her newsletter “The Feiring Line.” Read more