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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The Magnificent 7 Sep 25, 2018

The 10th annual Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition was staged over the past weekend in San Diego, and it was my distinct pleasure as executive director to taste many of the wines that impressed the 14 professional sommeliers... Read More

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Red Wines for Sipping Sep 18, 2018

A friend came to me recently seeking wine recommendations, which is not unusual. She specifically targeted red wines that would be smooth or easy to sip. "I'm not a cabernet kind of girl," she said. "I've heard that red wine is healthier for you than... Read More

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The Merlot Myth Sep 11, 2018

No doubt some would be surprised to learn the Duckhorn Three Palms Merlot retails for around $100 a bottle. They had it on good authority, having watched the hit movie "Sideways" a time or two, that merlot was swill and a waste of time. For all the g... Read More