Doug Frost bills himself as a “Jack of All Trades, Master of Two”.
That is a humorous way of acknowledging his outstanding credentials, being one of only four individuals in the world to simultaneously hold the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier titles. We are extremely pleased to have Doug joining us at the 2017 Wine Bloggers Conference to provide the keynote address.
According to USA Today, “Frost likely knows as much as anyone in the world about how to make, market, serve and identify wines.” According to our peer, blogger Joe Roberts of 1WineDude, “Despite being arguably the single most credentialed wine expert in the entire United States, I’ve never known Doug to be pedantic. The earnest geekiness and passion that got him into wine and fueled his accomplishments is evident in pretty much everything he does. He’s generous, opinionated, and really one of the “good guys” in the wine biz.”
Doug is also a writer, including as a blogger on his site DougFrost.com. He has written three books including Uncorking Wine, On Wine (which the Washington Post called “fabulous, witty, engaging and wise … conveys more accumulated wine wisdom than most books 10 times as thick”), and Far From Ordinary: The Spanish Wine Guide.
Doug is a contributor to the Oxford Companion of Wine, Opus Vino, The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and The Wine Report, an annual report edited by Tom Stevenson. He has written about wine and spirits for many publications including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Underground Wine Journal, Drinks International, Practical Winery & Vineyard, Wines & Vines, Wines & Spirits, Cheers Magazine, Sante Magazine, Hemispheres Magazine, Missouri Life, Fine Cooking, and Epicurious.com, and is the beverage columnist for the James Beard award-winning food section of the Kansas City Star.
When we asked Doug what he thought about speaking at the Wine Bloggers Conference, he replied:
“The destruction of the monotheistic universe of wine writing is nearly complete. Thanks bloggers! Now where do we go from here? As a semi-failure of a wine writer for more than three decades, I’m eager to get my ideas in front of this group and to hear what they have to say as well.”