As a Chicago resident for six years starting in the late 1990s, I got to know Master Sommelier

Adam Strum


Adam Strum is founder and chairman of Wine Enthusiast Companies, the largest group of wine commerce and media companies in the world. He is also editor and

SpeakEasy: Jeff Kralik, The Drunken Cyclist
Note: Spandex cycling gear not a SpeakEasy requirement, just a trend.

When I encounter a blog called "The Drunken Cyclist", there's one thing for

SpeakEasy: Robert Dwyer, The Wellesley Wine Press
Robert Dwyer at Fattoria Felsina Berardenga, Tuscany.

From the peaks of Flagstaff, Arizona, to the heights of Brunello di Montalcino, Robert Dwyer has travelled

SpeakEasy: Jon Thorsen, The Reverse Wine Snob
Trimbach, a Reverse Wine Snob Favorite!

Jon Thorsen is one busy guy. Besides a day job and a family, he also finds time to