Elaine Chukan Brown serves as the American Specialist for JancisRobinson.com, and as Contributing Writer to Wine & Spirits Magazine. She contributed to the 8th edition of the World Atlas of Wine, as well as the award-winning 4th edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine. In 2019, the Wine Industry Network named Brown one of the 9 Most Inspiring People in Wine, and she was named by the International Wine & Spirits Competition and VinItaly as one of five of the top Wine Communicators of the Year in the world. Her writing has been featured in Decanter, World of Fine Wine, the Robb Report, and others, and recommended by Food & Wine, Imbibe, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and more. She has been a celebrated speaker for events worldwide. Prior to her career in wine, Elaine served as the Charles A Eastman Fellow at Dartmouth College, and a Tomlinson Fellow at McGill University, where she did doctoral work in philosophy. Prior to her academic career, Elaine owned her own commercial fishing business in Bristol Bay, Alaska.