“I write, therefore I am.” – L.M. Archer
L.M. Archer is an international fine wine writer, critic, judge, and curator with a passion for Burgundy, bubbles and emerging wine regions.
Her works appear in numerous publications, including Meininger Wine Business International, Wines and Vines Magazine, South Bay Accent Magazine, Oregon Wine Press, Palate Press, Wine-searcher.com, and France Today. She is also a former video correspondent for Foodable Network.
She is a member of the Society of American Journalists and Authors, and the recipient of a prestigious Meadowood Professional Wine Writers Symposium Fellowship 2017. In 2016, she was selected as a Wine Blogger Conference Guest Presenter on “Interviews with Artisan Winemakers: True Modern Heroes.”
An unabashed Francophile, she has earned designations in French Wine, Bourgogne Master Level, and Champagne Master Level through the rigorous Wine Scholars Guild, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Smith College.
She also serves as a judge for the Academy of Media Tastemaker Member – TASTE Awards, TASTE International Chocolate Salon, SIP! McMinnville Wine & Food Classic and other industry competitions. Memberships include Slow Food USA and the International Travel Writers Alliance.
An avid wordsmith, L.M. Archer spent the first five years of her life in the Pacific Northwest amidst an idyllic, eclectic beach colony of artists, photographers, and writers, including Frank Herbert, author of Dune. By age eight, she proclaimed her calling as a writer, and at fourteen celebrated her first published work in The Congressional Record.
That passion for fine writing did not diminish over time, despite corporate diversions and stultifying trade publication stints. Finally, in 2012, she took a leap of faith, embarking upon her own ‘hero’s journey’ as a fine wine writer.
When not writing, traveling, or tasting, she anchors stateside between the Monterey Peninsula and Pacific Northwest.
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