About The Author(s)


The Author

Hello. My name is Aaron Menenberg and I’m a vitaholic. I recently moved to Chicago, Illinois from Washington, DC, where I worked in politics and attempted to make Virginia wine a few times. It’s not very glamorous, you really do spend 90% of your time cleaning things (much like in politics). Now, I continue my wine education by writing Good Vitis and occasionally providing non-West Coast coverage for The Cork Report.

Beyond what I write in these pages, I suggest you get second, third, fourth and even fifth opinions when it comes to the incredibly subjective world of wine. These are some of the websites I go to frequently to see what informed and thoughtful people are saying about wine:

Terriorist.com: daily wine news roundups, great wine reviews, winemaker interviews and more.

Washington Wine Report:  personal website of Wine Enthusiast’s Washington and Idaho wine reviewer featuring, among other things, Northwest wine news roundups.

The Gray Report: personal website of multitalented wine journalist and reviewer  W. Blake Gray.

Lettie Teague in the Wall Street Journal: a lot of everything.

Wine Economist: Mike Veseth’s website where he offers an economist’s perspective on the wine industry.

The Cork Report: EBCOW (Everything but California, Oregon and Washington). The place to learn about exciting up-and-coming wine scenes around the country.

You can also see my wine reviews on Cellartracker.com.


The Social Media Manager and Photographer

Hello. My name is Kayce Seifert and I’m a vitaholic. I too moved to Chicago from Washing, DC. While teaming with Aaron to consume our wine collection and try the occasional sample, I also offset his social media and picture-taking deficiencies for Good Vitis. I love to travel and have visited 21 countries in the last three years. You can follow my travel adventures and the escapades of our dog, Maison, on Instagram.