Author: Valerie, Girl's Gotta Drink

Salute! I'm Val, an American expat living in the Langhe, a magical wine region in Northern Italy. I'm a marketing professional by trade and dabble in travel planning, wine tourism, and freelance writing. My expat chronicles include adventures in wine, cooking, food pairing, travel, and sharing all the goodies I find along the way. Please join me virtually at Girl's Gotta Drink ( and if you make your way to my area, look me up. I'd love to share a glass of vino. Cin cin!