One of the foremost wine experts in the United States, Karen MacNeil is the author of the award-winning book, The Wine Bible. Ms. MacNeil is the only American to have won every major wine award given in the English language, including a James Beard Award for Wine Professional of the Year. An educator at heart, she is the creator and chair of the Rudd Center for Professional Wine Studies at the CIA, and holds an Advanced Certified Wine Professional credential from the college. Her articles have been published in more than 50 magazines and newspapers, and she was the Emmy-award-winning host of the PBS series Wine, Food & Friends with Karen MacNeil. Her firm, Karen MacNeil & Company, creates one-of-a-kind wine experiences and seminars for individuals, groups, and corporate clients.