Allison Levine is the owner of Please The Palate, a boutique agency specializing in marketing and event planning for the wine and spirits industry. Allison holds a master’s degree in international communications with a focus on cross-cultural training from the American University School of International Service. Allison is a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and holds a WSET Level 3 Certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET).
As an industry expert, she works with wine regions around the world, organizing trade and media events around the United States. She has traveled extensively and has lived abroad in Italy, Spain, and Mexico where she developed her passion for food and wine. Her work allows her to live life to the fullest and, as a freelance writer, Allison communicates her experiences in articles, as well as in her blog. As a freelance writer, her work has appeared in Monarch.wine, Winetraveler, California Winery Advisor, Wander with Wonder, BIN (Beverage Industry News), the Napa Valley Register, Alcohol Professor, SommTV Mag, SommJournal, The Tasting Panel Magazine, and more. Allison is the host of the podcast WineSoundtrack USA where she interviews winemakers and winery owners who share their stories, insights and some humorous anecdotes. Allison can also be found on YouTube where she regularly reviews wines in one-minute videos for the Wine Weirdos and hosts a weekly chat about wine on Crush On This.