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Sara Schneider, Sunset wine editor
Sara Schneider is Sunset’s wine editor, reponsible for a monthly wine column, wine-related travel and food coverage, Sunset’s International Wine Competition, and its Wine Club. A graduate of the California Culinary Academy, Sara edited Berkeley-based Bay Food magazine before joining Sunset, where she was the food editor before being named the magazine’s first wine editor. Sara has been nominated twice for James Beard Journalism Awards and holds the Academy of Wine Communication’s Certificate for Excellence in Wine Writing.

Recent Posts By Sara Schneider, Sunset wine editor

7 Facts You Need to Know About Rosé

Sure, the wine cognoscenti are swooning en masse over rosé these days, but arm yourself with a few facts, and you’ll be drinking better than most of them.

Los Alamos, CA: Editor’s wine picks

A recent travel article on Los Alamos, CA—a wine-country town fifty miles north of Santa Barbara—left us wishing we could sample some of the region’s great wines from afar. Our wine editor, Sara Schneider, held a taste test at the office, and we selected our favorites—four bottles you can buy across the West. If you can’t get to Los Alamos, sipping these is the next best thing. Here are four bottles we love from that region:

What I’m Drinking This Week: Thanksgiving Edition

When it comes to finding a great wine match for the sweet and spicy flavors in most Thanksgiving menus, it’s all about fruit. White or red, you want a wine with exuberant ripe fruit flavors that meet the flagrant sugar and spice in the food. Here are my go-to whites and reds.

Extreme Wine-Label Decoding

The front label is a mysterious vertical strip—a stack of various-size color blocks, mostly green, yellowish, trailing into purple. That’s all she wrote. But the minds behind Uproot wine are betting that we’ll gain something from the colors on the front strip—a taste impression, in fact.