Erika Beach | Wine and Travel writer
Hello! My name is Erika Beach and I'm a full time bilingual writer for a public corporation by day and wine and travel writer by night. I'm currently WSET Level 2 Certified and began my wine journey in 2004, when I worked for a local Temecula Winery throughout college. However, my love for wine was given to me at birth when my father purchased a 1973 Don Perignon bottle in my honor, hours after I was born. He kept that bottle for me, until I was legally able to drink it. My father lost his battle with cancer in 2009, so I decided to keep the bottle and not drink it. I still have that bottle today, untouched and unopened.
I was born in San Diego, but raised in Tijuana, Mexico, spending most of my life living in between both Countries. I moved to the Temecula area in the early 90’s with my parents and have been here ever since! I began traveling to Europe, as family resided near Paris and got exposed to some amazing wines. After my third time in France, I knew I was passionate about wine and in 2004, I began working at my first winery in Temecula. Since 2004, I’ve been primarily drinking Temecula and California wines and consider myself of a “New world” wine lover. I continue to expand my knowledge daily and enjoy learning about “old world” wines as well, as thats is where my love for it sparked. I love taking the road less traveled and tend to travel to spots that are harder to get to. I have a soft spot for Spanish speaking countries, as Spanish is my first language.
In the past three years, I’ve taken a more active role in emerging myself into the Mexican Wine scene in Queretaro, Coahuila, San Miguel de Allende and of course my family’s native land of Baja (Valle de Guadalupe). I've worked as a writer and content creator for Virginia Tourism Corporation, Temecula Winegrowers Association, Visit Temecula, Come to Rocky Point Tourism Board, Scottsdale Tourism, Ensenada tourism, Rosario Tourism, Tijuana Tourism, San Miguel de Allende Wines and marketing for Mexico Wine Importer, LMA Wines.
Disclaimer: Articles with an ****** asterisk sign, indicates I was compensated in some form for attending a winery or a destination, or for receiving product. All sponsors are notified that my review is my personal experience and I do not get paid to provide positive reviews. Most of these companies are brands that I naturally use or want to collaborate with.
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Email me for press/media inquiries and other collaborations at Erikabeach4@gmail.com