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Zaffaro New Wine, Brews, Spirits Editor Northwest

Nancy ZaffaroNancy Zaffaro is’s newest Editor.

She takes on the mantle of RFT Wine, Brews, & Spirits Editor Northwest. Originally from Chicago, Nancy is a 23-year resident of the Pacific Northwest. She’s lived in Bellingham, Washington, Vancouver, British Columbia, and now Portland, Oregon.

Nancy comes to with a background in newspapers and it’s her fine stories about the Northwest’s wineries, breweries, restaurants, resorts and hotels that have earned her the Wine, Brews, & Spirits Editor position for the Northwest region. Nancy Zaffaro

It’s an exciting time in the Northwest in the world of wine, beers, ciders, and spirits. Nancy says she appreciates the beauty, bounty and spirit of the Northwest’s food and beverage scene and finds it great fun to share stories about the creative people involved. She finds their commitment to fresh, local ingredients and attention to flavor and process is as refreshing as the libations themselves.

According to Nancy, there are worse gigs than covering the “libations beat” for Her friends are not surprised to learn of her new editorial designation.

Welcome, Nancy. We look forward to even more fabulous stories from you. — Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

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Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

RFT co-founder Bobbie Hasselbring has been a travel junkie her entire life. An award-winning writer and editor for more than 25 years and author of the regional food-travel bestsellers, The Chocolate Lover’s Guide to the Pacific Northwest and The Chocolate Lover’s Guide Cookbook, Bobbie is editor-in-chief at