Jeb Dunnuck appoints Italian critic
US critic Jeb Dunnuck has announced that Audrey Frick will join his site as its new Italian reviewer.
Dunnuck said he was “thrilled” to welcome Frick to the team as a contributing editor. Her addition further fleshes out JebDunnuck.com’s output which to this point has been geared towards French and American wines.
Frick began her wine career at Northern-Italian focused restaurant Frasca in Boulder, Colorado. She worked her way up from the back office to the wine team and earned her Advanced Sommelier credentials through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
She then moved to sister restaurant Tavernetta in Denver, which had an all-Italian wine list, where she became lead sommelier. She is now based in New York City.
She said: “I think there is so much value and quality in Italian wine today when you scratch beneath the surface.
“I have long admired and enjoyed working with Jeb and his approach to wine criticism. Wine criticism can highlight wines strengths and help inform the reader on what to drink, when to drink it, and what to have on the table alongside it and I look forward to bringing insights to the subscribers of JebDunnuck.com.”
Dunnuck commented: “It has always been my aim to offer comprehensive, consumer-focused coverage of the most interesting wines from around the world and I am now excited to include Italy in that line-up.
“I am thrilled that Audrey Frick will join me as a contributing editor covering the regions of Brunello and Piedmont to start. I have known Audrey for nearly a decade, and she has worked with me on numerous regional and importer portfolio tastings for JebDunnuck.com.”
Dunnuck will continue his regular beat covering the wines of California, Washington, Southern France and Bordeaux.