Food and Wine Expert, Houston Chronicle
Emma grew up in Paris, France, where she got an early taste for good food and wine. She studied English Literature at Newcastle University in the U.K. and got her start in journalism as the lifestyle editor of the student newspaper. She moved to the U.S. in 2012, and spent six years on staff at Wine Spectator magazine, first as a tasting coordinator, then as an editor. She has also contributed to Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Eater, PureWow, Chowhound and VinePair, among others. Balter joined the Houston Chronicle in March 2020 as a reporter for Preview, where she covers entertainment, food and drink. She lives in Montrose with her cat, Chenin.
Beer and Wine Manager, H-E-B
Houston Native 12 years and H-E-B Partner since 2017. Mackenzie is the Beer and Wine manager at Summerwood Market since 2019.
· Completed the first ever beer & wine internship program in 2019
· Certified beer and wine server for 7+ years
· Strong passion for food and beverage pairings
· Favorite beer styles are Stouts and IPAs