Founder, Ross Wine Tours LLC –
Wordsmith and Marketing Consultant

Editorial Consultant – Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Former Editorial Director, Friends of Hermione-LaFayette in America, Inc.,  a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit

2000 – Present: Expert writer and marketing consultant specializing in drink, food, travel and luxury goods sector. See also Instagram: http://davidlrosspassionforparis
Projects have included corporate magazines, newsletters, website content, speeches, articles, sales copy and press
material for blue chip clients and well-known publishers.

Free-lance journalist; stories have appeared in, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Time, Saveur, Gourmet, Cigar Aficionado and Food Arts magazine, among others.

For a list of clients, please click on CLIENTS tab at left; for a selection of my feature stories, click on the WORK tab at left, and then click on the PRINT JOURNALISM tab located underneath.

1984 – 2000: Managing Editor and other senior editorial positions at M. Shanken Communications
Sixteen years working as journalist and editor for the M. Shanken Communications stable of titles including Wine Spectator, Cigar Aficionado, Market Watch Magazine, Food Arts Magazine and Impact Newsletter.


MA, cum laude

The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Recipient of SAIS scholarship for academic excellence.

BA, cum laude

Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont.

Honors thesis: “France at the Time of John Locke’s Travels: 1675-1679.”
Bicycled from Paris to La Rochelle – approximately 400 miles – retracing a portion of John Locke’s voyages in France.

Member: Culinary Historians of New York, Wine Media Guild of NY

Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’Armagnac, Member since 1993

David is a recognized authority on Armagnac, France’s oldest brandy; David was inducted into the Compagnie des Mousquetaires d’Armagnac, an international society of Armagnac lovers, in 1993, and, in 2012, was interviewed on Heritage Radio Network about all things Armagnac.

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