Maker’s Table is a journal of food, wine, and the pleasures of the table.
Meg Houston Maker, its founder, is an award-winning food, wine, and culture writer. She travels extensively across the globe to meet and taste with producers, hear their stories, and see first-hand what links them to their land.
Meg’s journalism has won praise in The New York Times, The Daily Beast, Brain Pickings, BuzzFeed, TheKitchn, The Browser, and other cultural outlets.
Meg is a columnist for America’s best-read wine trade magazine, The Tasting Panel, and for farm-to-table consumer quarterly The Clever Root. Her freelance writing and reviews appear in consumer and trade publications, including SOMM Journal, Snooth, Serious Eats, Palate Press, Edible Communities, Nomacorc, and Alimentum: The Literature of Food. Also an exacting editor, she has guided the launch of three wine publications and mentored scores of writers, seasoned and new. View a list of Meg’s freelance wine and food writing.
Meg’s site, Maker’s Table, earned Best Writing in the 2015 Wine Blog Awards, and she was also finalist variously from 2012 to 2016. In 2014, Maker’s Table was tapped as a Favorite Wine News Blog in the Millésima Awards. In 2017, Meg was awarded an Editor’s Choice fellowship to attend the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. Meg’s articles enjoy tens of thousands of unique readers, and she is regarded as a top social influencer, with a vast network of wine and food-centric followers on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and elsewhere. View all press mentions, awards, and accolades.
Meg has been accepted into the Circle of Wine Writers and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. A Certified Specialist of Wine, she is also active in the Wine Scholar Guild, the Society of Wine Educators, and the Guild of Sommeliers. She worked as consumer marketing director for Randall Grahm at Bonny Doon Vineyard, and currently serves as a verified sensory panelist for VineSleuth/Wine4.me.
Meg earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in Visual Studies, and a master’s degree in Liberal Studies/Creative Writing, both from Dartmouth College. In 2011 her book-length creative nonfiction manuscript won the Thesis Excellence Award for Creative Writing. Learn more on her website, Megmaker.com.
Maker’s Table accepts media samples for review, but does not engage in advertising or paid promotions. Meg welcomes invitations to join press trips and tasting events, serve as a judge or presenter, and discuss freelance writing assignments. View the sample policy, browse press and awards, peruse her list of freelance articles, or simply get in touch.
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