Tyler Colman



Tyler Colman writes, talks and teaches about wine.

Colman is the author of two wine books that were published in 2008. The first tells the backstory of the wine industry in France and America; the second is a practical guide chock full of wine recommendations. Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink (University of California Press) and A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairings, Great Buys, and What to Sip with Each Season (Simon & Schuster).

Colman also writes the agenda-setting wine blog, DrVino.com. The blog offers independent wine recommendations, commentary, wine maps and has led the discussion in the wine world about the carbon footprint of wine as well as the ethics of wine writing.

Colman is a real doctor – he doesn’t just play one on the web. He wrote his doctoral dissertation at Northwestern University on the political economy of the wine sector in France and America. He also holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Skidmore College.

Colman teaches wine classes at New York University and several times a year at the University of Chicago.

In print, Colman’s wine writing has appeared in The New York Times, Food & Wine, Wine & Spirits, Forbes.com and the Journal of Wine Research.