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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Bordeaux 2017: The Sweet Spot Apr 07, 2020

BORDEAUX, France — The 2017 vintage of Bordeaux will be arriving in the U.S. retail wine market this spring. I tasted many of the wines from barrel at the primeurs tastings organized by the Union des Gra... Read More

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Bordeaux Futures on the Market Mar 31, 2020

BORDEAUX, France — The 2017 vintage of Bordeaux will be arriving in the U.S. retail wine market this spring. I tasted many of the wines from barrel at the primeurs tastings organized by the Union des Gra... Read More

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How COVID-19 Impacts Wine Mar 24, 2020

Every day over the past couple of weeks, my inbox has been filled with notifications on winery tasting-room closures and offers of free shipping and curbside pickup for those of us who still need our daily wine fix. The wine industry is hurting, alon... Read More

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Readers Write In Mar 17, 2020

From time to time, I receive mail with broad wine questions of interest to all readers. I received two this week. Tom Bowman writes: "I enjoy your column in the Epoch Times and was hoping that you could give my wife and I your recommendation. We are ... Read More