Emma Sherr-Ziarko

Saving the World with Art and Wine.

Emma is an actor, writer, visual artist, dancer, and sommelier in training. She has worked as a stage actor in New York City, specializing in Shakespearean performance and scholarship.

Currently, she works mostly as a Voiceover Actor. You can hear her as Commander Renée Minkowski on the Audio Drama Series Wolf 359, for which she has won the Audio Verse Award for Best Leading Actress.

In her spare time, she writes, paints, crafts, and studies to be a Sommelier! Look out for her upcoming blog and podcast about pairing Wine with works of Literature.

Follow Emma on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram if you want to see what she's up to!

Coming Soon: Wine & Literature Podcast!

For quite a while now, I've been thinking about starting a podcast/blog combining two of my greatest passions: Wine & Literature! My background is in the Liberal Arts, where I studied Theater, Literature, Mythology, and History. I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University with a degree in Theater, and I have lived and worked in New York, working in Off-Broadway theaters. In recent years, I have been working more in the Wine industry, and I'm currently studying to be a Certified Sommelier. In addition, my performing interests have shifted from primarily stage acting to voiceover and podcasting.

I've been ruminating for a long time about combining all of these interests and passions into a comprehensive project: a podcast where I talk about a different kind of wine pairing. Instead of pairing wine with food, I want to talk about pairing wine with works of literature. It can expand from there: wine with movies, TV shows, plays, etc. 

My goal is to share whatever education I have and to make these subjects more approachable, as both areas of study can be seen as stuffy, elitist, daunting, and/or boring. I want to make learning about wine more accessible, and learning about books and works of art exciting. This is as much for me as for potential listeners (and/or readers, as I will hopefully have an accompanying blog!)

I have a few ideas for some potential episodes, but I also want to hear from other people. What books do you want to talk about, and think about what vittles go best with them? What wines do you like, and do you want to learn more about what makes them the way they are? This will be a learning experience for me too, but hopefully I can spark some inspiration for further exploration.

Let me know what you think! I'm looking to get this started in the next few months, and I am open to all suggestions.