respected journalist and wine connoisseur, Barbara Ensrud was formerly
based in New York. She now lives in Oxford, Mississippi. She is
a freelance wine journalist as well as regular contributor to the
Wall Street Journal, Parade, and Smart Money.
Ensrud's literary achievements include American Vineyards
(1988), a thorough and colorful guide to the nation's wine making
regions, and Wine With Food (1984), which includes menus
as well as a detailed discussion of delightful tastes. However,
in 1991 her most poplar publication, Best Wine Buys For $10 Or
Less, opened the door for countless Americans to the rich world
of wine, without the sour taste of poverty. Its successor, Best
Wine Buys for $12 and Under, is available in bookstores now.
is a member of the New York Wine Press and the American Society
of Journalists. Her articles have been featured in Vogue, Home
& Garden, GQ, Food & Wine and many other magazines. Her
website, WineWise with Barbara
Ensrud, is an informative reference point for anyone interested
in today's most affordable wines. She is currently working on a
new wine book published by Random House and teaches wine appreciation
at the University of Mississippi.
Article first posted June
Related Links & Info
Barbara Ensrud's WineWise
web site features best wine buys, cellar notes, discoveries, and tips
on purchasing and serving wine.
- The Pocket Guide to Wine. New York: Putnam-Perigee,
- The Pocket Guide to Cheese. New York: Perigee Books,
- Wine with Food: A Guide to Entertaining through the Seasons.
New York: Congdon & Weed, 1984; Simon & Schuster, 1991.
- American Vineyards. Photographs by Charles E. Dorris.
New York: Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 1988.
- Best Wine Buys for $10 Or Less: A Guide for the Frugal Connaisseur
Featuring Wines from around the World. New York: Villard Books,
- Best Wine Buys for $12 and Under: A Guide for the Frugal Connaisseur.
New York: Villard Books, 1995.
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