Anthony Giglio is one of the most entertaining wine and spirits authorities on the planet. He is a writer, educator and raconteur who motivates countless wine drinkers to trust their own tastes and relax the rules.

Photo by Allan Zepeda Giglio’s witty, unpretentious style can be discerned in the weekly column he writes for Details Magazine’s “Food + Drinks” section. He is also the Wine Director for The Centurion Club by American Express, a high concept private airport lounge being rolled out across the country. Giglio has written ten books, including three editions of the annual FOOD & WINE MAGAZINE Wine Guide review of 1,000+ wines; five editions of the enormously popular Mr. Boston Official Bartender’s Guide, and his highly-regarded first book, Cocktails in New York. Throughout his career Anthony has attracted countless fans and admirers nationally, all of whom appreciate his sense of humor as much as they do his insight and his perspective, which is that wine is best regarded as a pleasure, not a problem. Giglio is currently a wine reporter for CBS News Radio, as well as the longtime “Online Sommelier” for the FOOD & WINE Magazine’s Connoisseur Club, as well as for Departures Magazine’s Reserve Wine Club. Anthony is also the “Resident Sensualist” blogger at TheImprovisedLife.com, as well as the “Official Vino Blogger” for ItalianMade.com. Giglio has written for numerous publications, including Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, New York, Esquire, Details, The New York Observer, Robb Report, Worth, Every Day with Rachael Ray and Parade. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Food Network, CNBC, and FOX Business News. He is also an occasional guest on American Public Media’s “The Splendid Table” with Lynne Rossetto Kasper. Last year, Giglio was invited to speak twice at The Moth, a Peabody Award-winning not-for-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling.

Giglio is retained by a number of corporations to lead educational wine and spirits tastings and dinners by companies that include American Express Publishing, Condé Nast, Time Warner, Ameriprise, and the Private Wealth Management division of US Trust/Bank of America.

In addition to conducting dozens of seminars on behalf of Food & Wine Magazine all around the country (as well as the Caribbean), Giglio teaches classes at DeGustibus Cooking School at Macy’s Herald Square, the Wine School at Eataly, the Tarry Wine School in Port Chester, NY and in his spare time he leads wine tours of Italy with Authentic Sicily.