Jacqueline Friedrich is an American expat living in France who splits her time between Paris and the Loire Valley. Her first book, "A Wine & Food Guide to the Loire" (Henry Holt 1996; Mitchell-Beazley 1997) won the Best Wine & Spirits Book of the Year from The James Beard Foundation, the Julia Child/International Association of Cooking Professionals, Veuve Cliquot, Decanter Magazine and The Wine Advocate.
Friedrich’s second book, "The Wines of France: The Essential Guide for Savvy Shoppers" (TenSpeed Press 2006), was a James Beard finalist and won the Gourmand Wine & Spirits Award/English language guide. Her most recent book is "Earthly Delights from the Garden of France/Wines of the Loire Volume One, The Kingdom of Sauvignon Blanc: Sancerre, Pouilly-fumé and the Sauvignon Satellites" (self-published, 2011).
In addition to Zester Daily, Friedrich is writing for The World of Fine Wine. She corresponded regularly for the New York Times and for the Wall Street Journal. She have also written for the International Herald Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, and contributed articles to The Wine Spectator, Decanter, The Art of Eating, Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Saveur, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, 7 Days, The World of Fine Wine, The Journal of Gastronomy, and many other publications.