Christopher Friedmann

Christopher Friedmann
Title: Writer
Education: B.A. in English Literature & Film, Certificate as a California Wine Appellation Specialist at the San Francisco Wine School
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Christopher Friedmann is a freelance writer with over a decade of experience editing and writing for magazines, online publications, and massive corporations—with a particular focus on travel, wine & spirits, culture, and lifestyle. His work appears in Travel + Leisure, Men's Journal, and Wine Enthusiast, among others.


  • Founder & Editor at Spirited (
  • Assistant Managing Editor at McKinsey & Company
  • Writer for Men's Journal and Wine Enthusiast


A California Wine Appellation Specialist as well as an avid runner, skier, traveler, reader, and spirits enthusiast, Christopher Friedmann began his career as an executive assistant in the world of independent film, before succumbing to a passion for writing. He began his career at French guidebook Gayot as their wine & spirits editor as well as travel editor, before heading into the music and entertainment world, and then writing about business, culture, and society. He has worked for the Daily Mail, The Wealth Advisor, and McKinney & Company, and founded Spirited. His writing has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Wine & Enthusiast, and Men's Journal, among others.


Christopher Friedmann holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature & Film. He earned a certificate as a California Wine Appellation Specialist at the San Francisco Wine School.

About Travel + Leisure

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