"When I lived in California, summer patio parties were practically a nightly event in our neighborhood and wine was always at center stage. Whether you're planning a stylish patio party, an indoor summer get-together, a beach picnic or something completely of your own creation, these are some of my favorite tools for combining the season with my love of wine."
is the Executive Editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine
. In addition to directing the creative voice of the magazine, she continues to write about all things wine and wine lifestyle. Susan has co-authored several books on wine, food and travel. She moved from Sonoma, California to New York in 2006.