Joe holds both the Level 2 (Intermediate, with Distinction) and Level 3 (Advanced, with Merit) Certificates in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) based in
"A great writer." - Steve Heimoff (Wine Enthusiast)
Joe has toured the globe (including Alsace, the Rheingau in Germany, Hungary, upstate New York, Napa/Sonoma, Oregon/Washington, Canada’s Niagara Peninsula, and South Africa, to name a few) in search of new wine experiences. He is the founder of 2 Wine Dudes wine consulting, and the author of the 1WineDude wine blog, offering an insider's view of the world of wine, told accessibly from an outsider's perspective.
"Provides wonderful wine education information, designed for those at all levels of wine knowledge, in a very entertaining manner - and more importantly, an unassuming manner." - Sean Minor (Sean Minor Wines)Why does Joe write this blog? To help you to get to know wine better - how it's made, how the industry works, and most importantly how to get the most enjoyment out of wine that you can. Show the Dude a sacred wine cow, and he'll turn it into a roast, pair it with an obscure Italian red, and hopefully teach you a little more about wine, and entertain you, along the way!
"A+ wine blog." - WCDish.com
Joe lives in
"1 Wine Dude is as candid as they come, with each post feeling like you are having a conversation with Mr. Roberts himself." - Mutineer Magazine
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