San Francisco Magazine has called Alder “The Wine World’s Brightest Cyberstar” and he is widely accepted as a pioneer of wine blogging. His Vinography.Com blog has been published daily since 2004, and was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2013.
Alder regularly speaks at events such as the Aspen Food & Wine Classic, Flavor! Napa Valley, and the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers. He writes occasionally for publications such as The World of Fine Wine and Fine Cooking magazine, and is the author of The Essence of Wine, a unique coffee table book about wine's flavors and aromas that was named one of the best wine books of 2014 by The New York Times and won the coveted Chairman's Prize at the 2015 Louis Roederer International Wine Writers Awards. He is also the author of the Sonoma and Marin County chapter of DK Publishing’s Opus Vino.
Since November of 2011, Alder has been a columnist for Jancis Robinson on her web site jancisrobinson.com. His “Alder on America” column focuses on current events, trends, and happenings in the world of American wine. In 2013 Alder was inducted into the Wine Media Guild of New York’s Wine Writers Hall of Fame, an honor he shares with only 22 other living wine writers. Alder was born in the heart of the western Sonoma Coast, and lives in San Francisco.
San Francisco Wine School welcomes Alder as an honored judge for their VIP Luxury Food & Wine Pairing Competition for their 2019 Anniversary Celebration and Scholarship Auction. Learn more...