Courtney Schiessl

Courtney Schiessl is a wine writer, consultant and trained sommelier with a decade of experience.


Schiessl's writing has appeared in Forbes, SevenFifty Daily, where she is a contributing editor, VinePair and Wine Enthusiast. She works as a brand consultant and has made multiple television appearances as a brand ambassador. As a wine professional and server, she has held positions at such acclaimed New York establishments as Dirty French, Marta and Terroir.


  • Bachelor of Arts in communications and media studies from Fordham University
  • Sommelier certification from the Court of Master Sommeliers
  • Advanced certificate from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust
  • Beer Server certificate from the Cicerone Certification Program

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