ABOUT US AND OUR WORK
Let us introduce ourselves! We are full-time journalists for over a decade covering resorts, spas, fine dining, wine, spirits, and luxury travel. Our travels have taken us all over the US, Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean
Now a little about us. We are a husband and wife writing duo and sommeliers through the Court of Master Sommeliers. Our work as appeared in the LA Times, Travel and Leisure, Google Travel, Modern Luxury, French Quarter Magazine in France, Monaco, and Lausanne Tourism City Guide.
See our MuckRack Portfolio for samples of our work
We also have our own website Cuisineist.com and over 400 videos featuring celebrity chefs, winemakers, sommeliers, and Food Network stars on our YouTube channel VinoLasVegas (Cuisineist Confidential) Our work has had us Kayaking, Hot Air Ballooning, milking goats and cows, purveying with world-class chefs, EBiking, cooking with chefs, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and hiking everywhere from the Swiss Alps to Arizona.
Over our long career, we have garnered a reputation as a “one-stop shop” by public relations firms as well as local and international tourist boards. They know that we are journalists who are married and have mentioned on numerous occasions “it’s getting two journalists for the price of one”!
We are known for our combined expertise not just in print and online but on social media as well. During our previous assignments, we covered every restaurant, hotel, airline, and even the transit system. Many of these events were shared in real-time, taste by taste, sip by sip, hotel by hotel, and more.
We also do our own professional quality photography which was also credited in print and online publications. Video is becoming more and more important and we have met that challenge with IGTV (Instagram TV). With IGTV we can post live videos as they happen, and interviews with chefs, winemakers, and key people, and then share them globally on social media platforms.
Elaine Harris spent over 18 years as a licensed Educator and has put her skills to use educating readers and guests about food, wine and travel. She has served on the board of the American Wine Society Las Vegas Chapter and was named “Wine Person of the Month” by Las Vegas Wine News. She has been a featured speaker for UNLV’s graduate-level classes.
She is a Sommelier through the Court of Masters Sommeliers and plans to continue through their grueling levels of certification. In addition to her experience with wine in sales and distribution, she has many years of experience in all aspects of fine dining restaurant operations.
Scott Harris was exposed to the world of fine dining from a very young age and it got into his blood. After graduating from college he served in the Special Forces of the United States military. Upon leaving, he became an operations manager for an import/ export company for over 11 years and then entered the medical profession for 12 years. Scott is a Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers and plans to continue through his grueling levels of certification.
Scott was also the Wine Director for a prestigious French restaurant on the Las Vegas Strip, as well as Director of sales and distribution for a wine distribution company. He served as President of the board of the American Wine Society Las Vegas Chapter and has also been a featured speaker for UNLV’s graduate-level classes.
Together, we have learned about wine literally from the ground up having helped with the harvest, crush, punch-downs, and bottling. We continue to educate and bring interesting and informative articles to our readers.
We are proud to state that we are not CRITICS but prefer to talk about the “overall” experience and have been called Food and Wine “advocates” by many in the industry. We have forged many personal and professional relationships from Vineyard owners to renowned Chefs and Sommeliers. We believe “Wine is a Lifestyle” that brings people together, creating cherished memories for a lifetime.