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The Founder

Steven Baker has over two decades of experience in the wine business and even longer as a serious student and collector of fine wine. His experience includes wholesale & retail sales, wine importing, wine education and extensive wine writing through his weekly newsletter and frequent freelance assignments for local and regional publications. His involvement with Oregon pinot noir dates from the earliest days of the industry, and his knowledge of producers and Oregon viticultural regions is extensive and deep. Although recognized for his enthusiasm for, and knowledge of French wines - especially Burgundy - his interests and expertise do not stop at the French border. You will find great wines of Italy, Germany, Spain and Austria featured in the weekly Authentica Newsletter, along with wines of top California and Washington artisan producers.