About

Welcome to Sprudge Wine, your home for global natural wine culture and original journalism. Sprudge Wine is part of the Sprudge Media Network, founded in 2009 by Jordan Michelman and Zachary Carlsen, the publishers of Sprudge.com, the world’s most popular coffee publication. Sprudge Wine launched in June of 2017 with a worldwide network of editors and contributors dedicated to progressive wine culture.

We interview the world’s leading natural wine producers and highlight top wine bars, restaurant wine lists, bottle shops, and wine personalities. We feature the best in architectural and product design, while publishing original and breaking wine content daily from an international team of talented professional photographers, writers, and illustrators.

We believe there are many definitions and stances on what “natural” wine means—and that this itself is a story worth telling. But more than that, we believe natural wine is worthy of journalism, that small winemakers are artisans with a story to tell, and that the global export and import of natural wine is its own form of art.

We don’t believe in point scores. We do believe in ordering another bottle.

Sprudge Media Network® is proudly based in Portland, Oregon. For all press queries, speaking engagements, and appearances please contact Robyn Brems at DolcePump LLC.

Founding Editors 

Zachary Carlsen and Jordan Michelman are the co-founders and editors of Sprudge Media Network. From 2009 until April 30, 2014, they published features together under the pseudonym Llewellyn Sinclair.

Associate Editor

Liz Clayton is a writer, photographer, author based in New York City, and the associate editor at Sprudge Media Network.

Features Editors

Michael Light is a writer and researcher, and has worked previously for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the Food and Environment Reporting Network, Vice, Lucky Peach and McSweeney’s.

Gail O’Hara is an accomplished editor, writer, photographer and filmmaker. She founded the influential chickfactor magazine in 1992, co-directed and co-produced the film Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fieldsand has worked previously at Time Out New York, Spin, and Kinfolk.

Accounts Manager

Robyn Brems oversees Sprudge Media Network’s robust independent ad landscape. Feel free to contact her with ad queries.

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Sprudge Wine
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Portland, OR 97208

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