New York, NY – September 9, 2015 – Vinous Founder Antonio Galloni announced today the acquisition of wine zine Loam Baby. “Loam Baby is one of the most refreshing and irreverent publications I have seen in a long time. We are thrilled to bring Loam Baby onto the Vinous platform, and welcome author R.H. Drexel to our editorial team,” said Galloni. “This acquisition further builds on our commitment to nurturing emerging talents and offering readers the very best in wine writing.”
In her role as Wine Culture Correspondent, Drexel will contribute a series of columns, including “Ka-Ching”, which highlights brick and mortar wine retailers around the United States; “Lovebirds Dip Their Beaks”, a series of articles focused on everyday consumers enjoying wine while dining out; “Milestones”, where the spotlight is on wine lovers as they celebrate some of the most important moments in their lives; and “Message in a Bottle: The Collector’s Corner”, a Q&A-oriented column on some of the country’s most intriguing collectors and their cellars. “Ever since I was 7 years old, I’ve wanted to be a full-time writer, and now I’ve finally landed my dream job. The fact that I’m also now on the same team as some of my heroes in wine…Antonio Galloni, Steve Tanzer, Josh Raynolds, Kelli White…well, I feel like I’ve won the lottery!” said Drexel.
At the intersection of media and technology, Vinous is Antonio Galloni’s vision of a modern-day wine publication. Vinous’s team of renowned critics and writers offers in depth coverage of new releases, retrospectives and verticals of older wines, videos with winemakers, interactive maps, restaurant recommendations and more, all published in a continual, daily stream of articles. With the acquisition of Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar in December 2014 and the addition of the IWC editorial team, Vinous expanded coverage to all major wine regions. Today Vinous has subscribers in over 80 countries and is one of the most respected wine publications in the world.
About Loam Baby
First published by author R.H. Drexel in 2012, Loam Baby has quickly built a cult following for an intimate and irreverent take on the wine world that has garnered attention from numerous publications, including Los Angeles Times, Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, Wine Spectator, Punch Drink and Imbibe. The inaugural Santa Barbara County issue was followed by volumes on the Santa Cruz Mountains and Napa Valley, all with Drexel’s trademark combination of interviews and features adorned with stylish graphics from artist Barrett “Bear” Colvin. With topics ranging from life influences and philosophies to mix tapes and tattoos, Loam Baby shines a light on the personalities and culture that are driving winemaking today.