2003 - MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award

Secret Life of a Sommelier


Wine in Words: Notes for Better Drinking

“The perfect book for oenophiles and oenophobes alike. Fun facts, crisp writing, and no pretensions. Lettie Teague has written the first and only wine book I could read from beginning to end without getting a hangover. Wine in Words should be on every bookshelf in America.”

--Nelson DeMille, bestselling author

Educating Peter: How Anybody Can Become an (Almost) Instant Wine Expert

"Lettie Teague is a true original -- witty, articulate, and in love with wine as well as fascinating people. Her debut book will enthrall, charm, and educate both wine connoisseurs and neophytes. In short, it is a brilliant and captivating read from one of America's most gifted commentators on all things about wine."

-- Robert M. Parker Jr., founder, The Wine Advocate

Fear of Wine: An Introductory Guide to the Grape (with Leslie Brenner)

“On Wine”

The Best Food Writing 2009

Da Capo Press
Wine Scams: A Counterfeiter Confesses

2005 - Best Magazine Columns
Educating Peter(three-part series)


Food & Wine Magazine

2001 to 2010

The Wall Street Journal


2010 - Present

“Wine Matters”

James Beard Foundation

2012 - Food-Related Columns

The Wall Street Journal

On Wine: Lettie Teague: 

“Drink, Memory: How to Remember that Wine” 

“In Praise of the One-Cabernet Lunch” 

“May I recommend: Lessons of Great Sommeliers”