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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Wine Roads Less Traveled Jun 19, 2018

As summer fast approaches and wine enthusiasts make plans to trek through wine country, it just might be time to take stock of old assumptions and broaden the horizons of wine country as we know it, or think we know it, to explore beyond Napa, Sonoma... Read More

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10 Delicious Wines for Dad Jun 12, 2018

The last two weeks, my inbox has been peppered with suggestions for the perfect Father's Day wine. Whether it's Father's Day or Mother's Day, my advice is essentially the same. Mom and Dad know your budget and won't necessarily be impressed by a wine... Read More

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The Big Winners Jun 05, 2018

The 15th annual Critics Challenge Wine Competition, judged exclusively by prominent wine journalists and staged in San Diego, California, in May, boiled down to one knotty problem: too many very, very good wines. As problems go, this is a good one to... Read More