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Deborah Parker Wong
Adjunct Instructor
Culinary Arts & Hosp Mgmt

As global wine editor for sister publications the SOMM Journal and The Tasting Panel magazines, Deborah Parker Wong, DipWSET has been writing about the beverage alcohol industry for these and other outlets since 2004. In 2020 she was appointed National Editor, USA for the Slow Wine guide. She teaches as an adjunct professor in the Wine Studies departments at Santa Rosa Junior College and Cabrillo College and owns a Wine & Spirit Education Trust school offering Level 2 and Level 3 certifications. In addition to writing and speaking about wine, she is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Viticulture and Enology at California State University, Fresno. Her motto is: To learn, read. To know, write. To master, teach. A partial archive of her published work can be found at

FALL 2023 Office Hours
Reach me at

French Wines

By appointment, Monday 4:50 - 6:00 PM

Wine Faults

By appointment, Wednesday 4:50 - 6:00 PM