Michael Cervin is a professional writer focusing on wine, food, and travel. Notable publications include Decanter (London), Fine Wine & Liquor (China), Wine Enthusiast, Wine & Spirits, The Tasting Panel, Sommelier Journal, Food & Beverage World, Skywest, Westways and over 80 others. He is the restaurant critic, and contributing travel writer for the Santa Barbara News-Press. As a wine and food judge he has been invited to the Best of Vinho Verde Awards in Portugal, the Taste of Rum Festival in Puerto Rico, the Monterey Wine Competition, the Central Coast Wine Competition, the Paso Robles Winemakers Cook-Off, the El Dorado County Fair Wine Competition and many others.

He is the author of three national travel books including California Wine Country, published by Moon. His blog on all things wine, spirits and beer can be found at www.BoozehoundZ.blogspot.com. He lives in Santa Barbara with his wife. To see more of his work visit www.michaelcervin.com. Follow his other blogs: www.Exploracation.blogspot.com, and www.CervinsCentralCoast.blogspot.com

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