W. Blake Gray

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About me

Gender Male
Location San Francisco, California, United States
Introduction I'm a freelance writer who has written about wine, sake and spirits for more than 10 years at newspapers, magazines and websites. Many of my best articles appeared when I was a wine writer/editor for the San Francisco Chronicle. I have been a Vice President for a wine negociant. I spent most of the '90s in Japan, where I learned to love sake. If you read Japanese, check out my book "California Winetopia." I judge wine and cocktail competitions, I teach classes in wine and sake appreciation, and I'm Chairman of the Electoral College of the Vintners Hall of Fame. If you want to know the best wine with popcorn, or answers to other burning questions, email me
Favorite Movies Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Repo Man
Favorite Books The Botanist and the Vintner, The Oxford Encylopedia of Wine