Erica Duecy


About the Author

Erica Duecy is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in Wine & Spirits and Travel. By day, she runs the Fodor’s Travel website as Deputy Editor. At night, Erica writes about cocktails at, and tastes wines and tests cocktail recipes for the luxury alpine travel magazine SNOW (Bonnier), where she was Wine & Spirits Editor for the past six years. For SNOW, Erica has written wine and spirit features ranging from the new generation of Wild West whiskeys to extreme winemaking and skiing in New Zealand, as well documenting hot après-ski cocktail trends around the globe.

Erica is a long-time judge for the James Beard Journalism Awards, and holds an Advanced Certificate from the London-based Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET). She has written for the New York Times, Food & Wine, and numerous other publications, and often speaks about cocktail history at events, including Tales of the Cocktail and the Manhattan Cocktail Classic. For book news, events, and updates, visit

Books by Erica Duecy

Beaks & Geeks
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