Barrie Cleveland

About Barrie Cleveland

Barrie Cleveland has been writing, studying, tasting, teaching and talking about wine since 1978. He writes about many wine and wine country topics. He especially enjoys communicating about the wine tasting experiences he finds in tasting rooms, wineries and wine regions

With travels to dozens of countries and numerous wine area, Cleveland enjoys interacting with winemakers, grape growers and wine country visitors. As a wine marketing professional he is able to communicate his stories and experiences as well as educate and entertain.

Cleveland is the managing editor for California Winery, a leading independent winery directory, where hundreds of wineries are profiled, reviewed and publicized. Cleveland is also the Founder of Winery Advisor, LLC, a winecountry focused marketing firm helping wineries navigate their online promotion.

Cleveland has a passion for wine, technology and marketing. He has held positions as a retail wine buyer, bottling supervisor, tasting room manager and regional sales director. Cleveland has taught wine appreciation classes, wine sales classes, he has hosted a wine radio show, has been a wine industry guest speaker, has dozens of published wine articles and a new book, Vino Journal, published by Random House.

Cleveland is a member of many California winery associations and trade groups along with having connections with technical and communication organizations. He lives with his family in rural San Luis Obispo where he writes, tastes, and has yet to master the challenges of farming grapes. He has a Geography degree and a Master’s degree in Business Administration.

Cleveland consults with many wineries and wine country businesses with direct to consumer marketing, social media management and online promotions. He can be reached at:

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