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Michael Schachner

Wine Journalist

Moderator

Michael Schachner is a New York-based journalist specializing in wine, food and travel. From 1997 through 2021, Schachner was a senior editor and contributing editor to Wine Enthusiast Magazine, responsible for South America and Spain. A founding member of the magazine’s tasting panel, Schachner reviewed more than 35,000 wines for WE and regularly traveled to Chile, Argentina and Spain to meet with wine producers and keep abreast of the constantly changing global wine map.

 

ADDITIONAL

Tenure at Wine Enthusiast: 1997-2021

Resides: New York City and Hudson, NY

Foreign Languages: Spanish, French

College: Journalism BA, University of Minnesota (1987)

Born: Brooklyn, NY

Raised: Oregon

Spouse: Geri Schachner, Retired Senior VP, Estée Lauder Cos.