As a wine consultant, he has provided wine list development services for Houston’s Restaurants, Westin Hotels & Resorts, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Joss Restaurant, and Alioto’s; wine training for Southern Wine & Spirits of Nevada and National Distributing Co.; and wine events for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America, among many others. Special projects have included the development of a German wine and food pairing matrix for the Deutsches Weininstitut—used online by hundreds of thousands of website visitors—and directing IL VINO, the first all-Italian wine competition ever held outside of Italy, co-sponsored by the Italian Wine Commission, New York.
As a journalist, Ronn has published hundreds of wine articles over the years, in publications such as San Francisco Examiner (wine columnist, 5 years), Nation’s Restaurant News (wine columnist, 5 years), Wine Spectator, Decanter, Vogue, and The Wine News. In 1988, he launched Restaurant Wine (www.restaurantwine.com), a hospitality industry wine newsletter, which focuses on wine and marketing trends in restaurants in the USA. Over the years, Ronn has lectured on wine for dozens of companies (Kendall-Jackson, Robert Mondavi, Wines of Germany), and taught wine classes in Napa Valley College’s Culinary Arts Program for 24 years. He lived in Napa for 30 years and now lives in Tokaj, Hungary.
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