Wall Street Journal managing editor Robert Thomson has announced that Jay McInerney and Lettie Teague will be the paper's new wine columnists. A rumor surfaced late last month that McInerney had been tapped for the position, and now we get confirmation as well as the news that Teague—a wine writer formerly of Food & Wine—will share duties with Jay. The two will write the WSJ's wine section on alternate Saturdays starting next month.
As you may recall, the previous columnists, Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher ended their twelve year career with the paper late last December. Although McInerny is best known for his novels, including Bright Lights, Big City, he used to be the wine columnist for House & Garden magazine and has also published two collections of his wine essays: Bacchus & Me and A Hedonist in the Cellar . In addition to her work with F & W, Teague is also the author of Educating Peter, a introductory guide to discovering wine.