About Robert Whitley

Robert Whitley

Robert Whitley

Robert Whitley  has been an avid wine collector since the early 1970s, and a wine aficionado and journalist since 1990, when he undertook the wine column for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Since, Whitley's career includes stops at Newsday, The Washington Post, Washington Daily News, Charlotte Observer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and The San Diego Union-Tribune. 

Whitley is the director of director of four major international wine competitions -- the Critics Challenge, Sommelier Challenge, Winemaker Challenge and San Diego International Wine Competition.

Wine Review Online was originally conceived by this journalist and publisher as an all-encompassing platform for the many talented wine journalists he encountered while traveling for his column, Whitely on Wine, for Creators Syndicate.

Now, with the Creators Syndicate's "Wine Talk " column, Whitley's expertise are respected internationally. He has judged wine competitions in the United States, as well as major wine fairs and expositions around the world. He also hosts two weekly radio shows -- Whitley On Wine and the Gourmet Club -- at www.SignOnSanDiego.com.

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Crowd-Pleasing Budget Wines Dec 18, 2018

I have two pieces of advice for party planners this holiday season. First, don't pour bad wine. Your friends will notice. Second, don't spend a lot of money. Your friends will never know. These two guiding principles have served me well through the y... Read More

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After Dinner Dec 11, 2018

If you're one of the millions in the planning stages of an over-the-top holiday feast, allow me to throw another log on an already roaring fire. What comes after dinner? At my holiday table, there is almost always a dessert that's too good to pass up... Read More

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10 Luxury Wine Gifts Under $100 Dec 04, 2018

A gift of wine this holiday season is special on its face because it's personal. It's also a minefield for those choosing the gift. Those with little wine experience will have doubts about the quality or the price. Even those who know what they like ... Read More