Bob Lipinski, a
Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) is
the author of 10 books on alcoholic beverages and food. As a professional
speaker, entertainer, and educator, he has conducted seminars worldwide. He has
presented to businesses, Fortune 500 corporations, trade shows, and
conventions. Bob taught the Executive Staff at The White House “How-To Pair
Wine with Food,” “Proper Wine Service,” and “Sensory Evaluation Skills.” He
also has television and radio experience as a host, writer, and guest.
Bob has held executive-level sales, training, and education positions
in the Wine & Spirits industry. He was also a College Professor of
Management & Marketing at N.Y. Institute of Technology; Professor of
Communications, Jefferson Community College, KY; Managing Director of Sales
& Marketing U.S. Ventures Education Systems; Visiting Professor at the
Culinary Institute of America; and Dean of U.S. & International Studies at
the Epicurean Institute of Italy.
Bob was Vice President, National Director of Training, Brown-Forman; General
Sales Manager, Premier Wine & Spirits; Director of Training Southern Wine
& Spirits; National Director of Training & Wine Education, Ste.
Michelle Wine Estates. Bob has also worked as a consulting enologist and viticulturist.