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Interview at Wine & Spirits Magazine: The Frank Prial Fellowship


The Frank Prial Fellowship

Two weeks ago I attended the 11th annual Napa Valley Wine Writer Symposium. During dinner on the last night each of the Symposium fellowship winners were named, and I discovered I won the Frank G. Prial Fellowship, an award given to the writer whose application submissions scored top honors from the judges.

Frank Prial Fellowship, with Linda Reiff + Jim Gordonwith Linda Reiff and Jim Gordon at the end of the Napa Valley Wine Writer Symposium

My submission pieces included an in depth profile in World of Fine Wine on Varner and Neely wines from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and a cover story for Wine & Spirits on intentionally growing rosé in California. Following is an interview of me by Luke Sykora for Wine & Spirits Magazine online asking me to talk more in depth about writing about wine, what led me to wine, my wine drawings and more.

To read the interview, check it out here at Wine & Spirits: http://www.wineandspiritsmagazine.com/S=0/news/entry/elaine-chukan-brown-wins-frank-prial-fellowship



  1. A huge congratulations to you. You are very deserving of this recognition. I have used your comments frequently during my lectures on wine here at the School of Culinary Arts at Santa Barbara City College. I appreciate your perspective.

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