Dr. Patrick Hunt has been teaching in Humanities at Stanford University for the past 24 years. His Ph.D. is from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, University of London in 1991. He is a National Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America since 2009 and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society since 1989. National Geographic Expedition Council has sponsored some of his archaeology fieldwork. He appears frequently on National Geographic, PBS, NOVA and History Channel broadcasts.
Hunt has taught postgraduate courses on History of Wine at Stanford and elsewhere and has lectured at wineries and related venues around the world, including for the Napa Valley Vintners Association at Meadowood Resort in St. Helena, Napa Valley, Carmel-Monterey vintners / wine merchants and the Institute of Masters of Wine. Among over 100 published articles, he has also written on global wine history and wine mythology as well as written and published eighteen books. His wine journeys have been across five continents and he annually spends time in viticultural regions in France, Italy and the Rhine as well as California. Having studied the cultivation and multiple purposes of wine and grapes and early agriculture since the Neolithic, he is also a Research Associate in Archeoethnobotany at the Institute for EthnoMedicine. His book Wine Journeys: Myth and History was published in 2013.