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Jeff Morgan

Travels from: Berkeley, California

Expertise: Wine, winemaking, food and wine pairing; wine tasting; wine writing; food writing; Israeli wine and winemaking. 

Jeff Morgan holds a unique role as currently the only winemaker who has also been a critic for the prestigious Wine Spectator magazine where he worked as the West Coast Editor from 1992 to 2000. In addition to being a writer and winemaker, Jeff has also authored 9 books on food and wine.

Before becoming a writer, Jeff made wine in Long Island, New York. In 2000, he started America’s first winery dedicated solely to rosé—SoloRosa—which he ran until 2008. Concurrently, in 2003, he founded Covenant Winery in California’s Napa Valley. And he began making wine in Israel in 2013. Currently, Covenant is the only winery that makes wine in both the U.S. and Israel. Jeff believes that Israel is supremely well suited to growing Rhone varietals such as Syrah and Viognier.

For 10 years, Jeff also taught at the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley, where his “Taste like a Pro” class was the subject of a 5-page feature in Food & Wine Magazine. Prior to all his wine-related activities, Jeff was the court musician for Prince Rainier of Monaco in the 1980s, where he eventually decided he was more interested in what he was drinking than what he was playing. Jeff is an experienced lecturer and teacher, who travels worldwide spreading his message of fine food and wine. 

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Truth In Wine

 

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Books

The Covenant Kitchen, Food and Wine for the New Jewish Table

Dean & Deluca, The Food and Wine Cookbook

Rosé: A Guide to the World's Most Versatile Wine

The PlumpJack Cookbook: Great Meals for Good Living

The Working Parents Cookbook

Domaine Chandon Cookbook

Coopers Hawk Cookbook

Simply Fresh Ruby Tuesday

Long Island Wines (for Wine Spectator)

Tommy Bahama Cookbook (co-author)

 

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