Richard Auffrey   Richard, a licensed attorney and life-long resident of Massachusetts, has been involved in food and drink writing for nearly ten years, both freelance and through his blog, The Passionate Foodie ( He is also a Certified Sake Professional, acting as a Sake educator and consultant.   From Sake 101 classes to Sake-paired dinners, Richard is trying to spread his knowledge and passion for this… Read more →


Carolyn Bánfalvi   Carolyn first fell in love with a Hungarian, and then with the country. Originally from Washington DC, she has been living in Budapest for 12 years, and loves life in Budapest. She has been enthusiastically exploring the food and wines of Hungary ever since first visiting the country in the late-1990s, and enjoys sharing what she learns with… Read more →

Wine & Tourism

Ted Lelekas #winelover specialist in: Wine Tourism   Ted is a “serial” wine tourist. He has the rare gift of being able to find wine & food-related activities in even the most improbable and unexpected places! He also knows exactly how each wine tourist needs to be approached, depending on his or her level of knowledge or familiarity with wine,… Read more →

Good Value Wines

Jon Thorsen   The #winelover and blogger behind Reverse Wine Snob, Jon Thorsen, devoted to spreading the message that wine doesn’t have to be expensive to be good. Author of the book by the same name. Reverse Wine Snob is consistently rated in the top 5 of several rankings measuring social and web influence. His mission is to introduce more… Read more →

Wine & Archeology

Magnus Reuterdahl, wine writer, wine blogger, archaeologist, bon vivant, #winelover. Magnus Reuterdahl is an archaeologist who works at the county administrative board, Östergötland County, Sweden. He has worked as a field archaeologist with surveys and excavations for several years all over Sweden and is specialized in osteoarchaeology (bones), surveys, cultural heritage issues and legislation (mainly Swedish legislation). Along the way… Read more →

Wine & Health

Patrick Farrell, MD, MW: Wine & Health Patrick is a board certified medical doctor in the specialties of: internal medicine, ophthalmology and medical quality assurance. Along the way, he’s had the good fortune to train at some of the finest institutions in the world including: University of Rochester School of Medicine, University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Cornell University… Read more →