Author Archives: Kristin Balabanian

About Kristin Balabanian

As Senior Buyer for's WineShopper, I help source the best wine deals from around the globe. I've been a wine buyer for the past 9 years and in the past have worked for as wine-of-the-month club buyer and as import buyer for Cost Plus World Market.

Discover the Gems of Small Production Pinot Noir

At we love working with wines like Schug 2008 Sonoma Cost Pinot Noir. While this wine has garnered great praise – 90 points from PinotReport - and can be seen on many top winelists around the country – the winery itself is a still¬†family run operation focused on … More

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