Erika Bolden is a freelance writer based in Southern California. She writes regularly on beer, wine, and food, focusing on ingredient sourcing and agriculture. She is a regular contributor at the L.A. WeeklyAll About Beer Magazine and California Winery Advisor. Her writing can also be found in the L.A. Times, Punch, West Coaster, and Cheers.

If you don't hear back, she is above the tree line with an Osprey Aura 65 and a Platypus bladder full of Santa Ynez Valley wine.