You’ve reached L’Occasion, founded, authored and published by Jill and Jason. This blog was awarded Best Overall and Best Writing at the prestigious Wine Media Awards (then, Wine Blog Awards). Our post Cooking at Home: Affordable Bordeaux & Homemade Pasta was a finalist for the Millesima Wine Blog Awards in the Food + Wine category.
Jill is a regular contributor to Forbes digital and USA TODAY 10Best and Wine Country Travel expert panelist for USA TODAY’s 10Best. Jill also contributes articles and tastings for Decanter, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Stories for Relais & Châteaux Instants Magazine. Her story This French Wine Region’s Pink Lakes Produce The World’s Best Salt was shortlisted and scored 3rd place for a Born Digital Wine Award in the Food + Wine category.
Recently work has appeared in partnership with Wine Enthusiast, Decanter, USA Today, Vivino, Palate Press, Luxe Provence, Courrier International, American Winery Guide, Wine Tourist Magazine, Provence WineZine, Perfectly Provence, California Winery Advisor and DuVine Adventures and Cycling.
Jill is a fiction writer with short stories published in multiple anthologies and literary journals and my work has been featured in several print anthologies, on NPR and Longform. Her novel tells the story of Provençal winemakers during the Second World War through the later part of their lives in 1970’s Napa.
Jill holds a Bachelors Degree in Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Provence Wine Master from the Wine Scholar Guild and a 2018 Fellow at the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers.
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