Conference Speakers

W. R. Tish

Managing Editor, Beverage Media

W. R. Tish, well known in the U.S. wine trade simply as Tish, has been writing and speaking on wine for two decades. After editing Wine Enthusiast magazine (1988-’98), via his New York-based firm Wine For All (“Pairing Wine and Fun Since the 20th Century”), Tish designed tastings and events for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations and law firms. He has also led specialized seminars for the wine trade; done stand-up as a “recovering wine critic;” served as an auctioneer for charity wine auctions; and he teaches at the Institute of Culinary Education. He is currently managing editor of the wine-and-spirits-trade “bible,” Beverage Media.