The Academic Wino is a blog dedicated to dissecting current research in enology and viticulture, and provides fascinating insights and thoughts on the current state of research related to wine. The goal is to review at least one peer-reviewed article per week related in some aspect to wine, while simultaneously providing entertaining forays into personal experiences with wine. The articles reviewed spans nearly every aspect of academia: from enology and viticulture, to effects of wine consumption on personal health, to social and psychological effects, and beyond!
Wine Industry Insight‘s editor and publisher, Lewis Perdue, founded Wine Business Monthly and Wine Business Insider in 1991. After their sale in 1997, he concentrated on writing books and serving as founder or co-founder of two technology corporations and as a start-up consultant to several others.
But during this time, Perdue maintained his contacts within the industry and continued to follow it. Among other topics, Perdue’s 1999 book on the wine industry, The Wrath of Grapes, accurately predicted the timing and extent of the millennial winegrape oversupply.
Perdue has been an award-winning journalist, and Washington correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill. He has also served as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Online, The Street.Com, Marketwatch and other business and financial media.
In addition to his journalism experience, Lew founded and managed a Los Angeles-based wine import/wholesale firm, has been a negociant and has hands-on business start-up and management experience.
That experience allows Lew to examine news, data and trends with insight shaped by experience.
The Stealth Epidemic project is an undertaking of two scientists — Lewis Perdue and Becca Yeamans-Irwin — to help the general public reduce their personal risk from hormone disrupting chemicals – also known as Endocrine Disruptors.