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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After Dinner Dec 10, 2019

A number of years ago, while covering the annual Bordeaux en primeurs tastings in France, I decided to decamp for the week at the lovely Cordeillan-Bages, a Relais & Chateaux hotel in Pauillac. The attraction for me was the restaurant, which had one ... Read More

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Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers Dec 03, 2019

With Thanksgiving squarely in the rearview mirror, it's time to turn our attention to the gifting season. There is a common perception that buying for a wine enthusiast presents a tremendous challenge. But why go through the anxiety of choosing the p... Read More

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The Thanksgiving Table Nov 26, 2019

The annual Thanksgiving feast is the best of times for a wine enthusiast. The combination of sweet and savory flavors on the typical Thanksgiving table opens the door to a multitude of options. Add to that the versatility of a roast turkey all by its... Read More

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The Wines of Bibiana Nov 19, 2019

When Bibiana decided to quit her university studies in Columbia, she set out for France with little more than a backpack and a dream. Her full name is Bibiana Gonzalez Rave, and she was born and raised in a middle-class family in Medellin, Columbia. ... Read More