Profile: Thomas Riley

From The Alcohol Professor

Tom Riley is a veteran journalist, writer, and editor who left a career in education in 2010, to study and write about wine. He holds an Advanced Certificate with merit from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, London UK (WSET), and is pursuing their Diploma. In addition to The Alcohol Professor, he writes for the Bay Area News Group (San Jose Mercury, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune), and's online food and wine supplement, Nosh.

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Port: A Wine For All Seasons

This past winter, which most people across America thought would never end, brought calls from all corners for Port, Port, and more Port. Many wine lovers believed, and perhaps rightly so, that nothing would thaw and warm them like a steady intake of their favorite fortified wine.

Find out what’s behind that!

Category: Wine

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Wines of Portugal: The Next Big Thing?

The typical American wine lover is driven by the love of discovery and the desire to find unbeatable bargains. In light of these twin motivations, the wines of Portugal just might be the next big thing.
Most consumers, when they think of Portugal, think of red wine. You'll learn about these, and the recent development of white wines as well.

Category: Wine

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