writer: Confessions of a Pregnant Wine Writer

As a wine writer married to a winemaker, the issue of alcohol consumption during pregnancy loomed large in my life during my own pregnancy in 2009. My September 2010 East Bay Express cover story, “Confessions of a Pregnant Wine Writer,” gave an account of my experience down that particular rabbit hole. An excerpt:

Now, granted, I’m not a big troller of online forums on any subject, but I was shocked by the volume of information available on alcohol consumption during pregnancy. And by information, I mean both thoughtful articles written by medical professionals and rants from posters who say they can’t understand why a woman would risk the health of her unborn child for any reason — never mind a reason as selfish as her love of a glass of wine with dinner.

You can read the full article — and the spirited comments it inspired — here.

Although and much of my writing has focused on food and wine, I’ve also covered film, books, travel, and technology for publications including Budget TravelMother Jones, San Francisco Magazine, Marin MagazineOn the Page magazine, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the SF Weekly.