Paula Barker is an eclectic with no title, a specialist with no specialty, and an amateur with great passion for movies, art and non-fiction writing. The earthy side of her prefers eating and drinking. She has worked in the wine industry for five years and has been an avid taster for over twenty years.

A five-year stint at a Napa conglomerate that owns a large number of wineries has given Paula the experience necessary to justify her existence at She was the email answer lady for five different wineries. Questions ranged from When will this wine be drinkable? to Do you use any animal products in the making of your wine?

Paula has edited premium wine catalogs and contributed several articles to her former company’s publications. As Digital Specialist, she project managed and wrote content for the premium beverage company’s eLearning platform, including Flash modules and signature videos. You can learn more about Paula at

With regards to pairing wine with food, one might say that Paula can’t imagine sipping without supping.

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