Ron was the founder of Wine Talk Media, host of Wine Talk Radio, creator of the Grapevine School of Wine, and co-founder of Bottle Rocket Wine and Culinary Image Consulting. He has been the “Weather Channel Wine Guy” and has appeared on the Cooking Channel. Ron hosted special executive edu-tainment tasting events nationally for innovative media brands like Nielson, The Mobile Marketing Association and The Weather Channel. He has been regularly paired with America’s top chefs, authors, media personalities and James Beard winners.
International flavor is Ron’s passion. Growing up the son of a southern missionary preacher, he lived his teen years in Trinidad, WI. He met his wife in Honduras in 1994. In London in 2005, after nine years of study, he was appointed as the world’s 127th Master Sommelier. Currently, he is one of 182 Master Sommeliers in North America, whose title ranks as the most prestigious and respected wine credential in the world.