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 Excellent 2016 Vintage of Bordeaux Feb 19, 2019

In recent weeks, the excellent 2016 vintage of Bordeaux has been rolled out in a number of U.S. cities. I first tasted these wines in March and April of 2017, when barrel samples were presented to the wine media and wine trade by the Union des Grands... Read More

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Winery to Watch: TerraPura Feb 12, 2019

In 2016, Chile's Matetic Wine Group purchased an obscure but modern winery in the Colchagua Valley, one of the country's most renowned wine regions. Matetic, true believers in organic and biodynamic farming, did two things to move the needle for the ... Read More

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Valentine's Day Advice: Bubbly! Feb 05, 2019

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, getting it "right" is top of mind for many. A box of chocolates would be nice, though flowers might be better. As the big day draws near, and you are overtaken by a sense of doom, I have a bit of advice. D... Read More