Cover of my book (John Wiley & Sons 2005)

Harvesting peat on Islay, Scotland

(September 2013)

with Hugh Johnson (March 2006).

Ad from The Jewish Press for a 2018 Passover program in Punta Cana, DR, at which I am a featured speaker.

Sampling from the cask @ Laphroaig Distillery (September 2013)

Welcome. I write a weekly column on kosher wines and distilled spirits for The Jewish Week (NY), the Washington Jewish Week (DC area), and periodically for other publications around the country. I am also a seasoned public speaker, and regularly lead tutored tastings.

If you would like to contact me for any reason, and especially if you wish to bring your wines and spirits products to my attention, please email me at Thank you.



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Leading a wine tasting at the Israeli Embassy (February 2013; photo credit Liz Traison, from The Forward; article found here.)

Wine & Spirits writer, Public Speaker