The daughter of a château owner. A sommelier. A golfer. The son of a photographer…There’s a lot of young talent in the wine business, coming from different directions. These 30 are rising to the top.
We canvassed our colleagues in the world of wine to find the most creative and accomplished young talent in wine today. All of them are 30 years old or younger; some of them make wine, while others sell it. All of them are names to know: This is the next generation in wine.
Baiocchi took to pro writing when her boss, August Cardona, mentioned that a London-based website called WineChap was looking for a writer. After taking on the editor position for the New York chapter, it wasn’t long before Baiocchi had her hand in websites such as Serious Eats and Eater, and eventually in newsprint, at the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I think I discovered her the way all people are found nowadays,” says Jon Bonné, wine editor of the Chronicle. “On Twitter.” Since then, Baiocchi has become an asset to Bonné and the Chronicle. “When I need someone who can appreciate the nuances of regional European wine or who can cut through the usual junkety claptrap, I absolutely turn to Talia,” he says.
With only five years of legal drinking under her belt, Baiocchi maintains her freelance phenom status and is currently at work on her own complete beverage and lifestyle website, liquidantidote.com, scheduled to go live later this year.