About the Author

Stefani Jackenthal (www.stefjack.com) is an adventure journalist for print, TV, and radio and an elite international endurance racer. She has contributed to The New York Times, The New York Sun, Outside, Conde’ Nast Traveler, Shape, Women’s Health, Fitness, Prevention, Runner’s World, Marie Claire, and Oxygen amongst others. She is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide Rock Climbing and has contributed to books including The New York Times Practical Guide to Practically Everything. Stefani has also reported for NPR’s “Weekend Edition Saturday” as well as reported on-air for TV.

Stefani is the founder and president of the wine events company NTS Wine Tasting, LLC, which produces corporate and private wine tastings, dinners and educational wine series. She has been an invited guest on a number of tasting panels and was the author of a monthly wine column in Commuter Week newspaper.