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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Winery to Watch: Acumen Aug 21, 2018

In the world of fine wine, where status is typically established over decades of success, Acumen, founded in 2012 by Eric Yuan, is the new kid on the block and quite the sensation. With more than 100 acres of vineyards planted on the slopes of Atlas ... Read More

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Older Wines: Risk and Reward Aug 14, 2018

Anyone with even a passing interest in wine has no doubt heard that fine wine improves with age. I emphasize the word "fine" because no amount of time in the cellar will magically transform a bad wine. Wines produced from exceptional vineyards, howev... Read More

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California Dreaming Aug 07, 2018

I must confess: I turn a blind eye to most wine-related press releases unless they contain news of a sale or a death. There are exceptions, such as this week's dispatch from Washington State Wine Commission, a trade organization that represents most,... Read More