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Peg Melnik is a journalist and she decided to put gratitude front and center, as though it were a phenomenon she was chronicling as a reporter. She would “cover” it. In her research she has never come across this approach to gratitude, and that’s why she assigned herself the beat. She figured the world could use a gratitude reporter

As for her credentials, Melnik is the co-author of The Napa & Sonoma Book, The Explorer’s Guide to be published by W.W. Norton in the spring of 2014, the tour guide’s 10th edition.

Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate endorsed the book with the following quote: “This marvelous book, splendidly researched, packed with terrific and considerable insider information, is essential reading for any visitor.”

Melnik is also a wine writer, blogger and tasting coordinator for Northern California’s The Press Democrat, the premiere newspaper in Wine Country.

Before joining The Press Democrat, Melnik was a freelance writer. Her articles have been published in The Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and Midwest Living. Her most daring story, published in The Los Angeles Times, chronicled her adventure of sneaking onto company-owned property with activists to see Headwaters Forest, the most political woods in California.