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Committee member: Joe Roberts

Joe Roberts, aka 1 Wine Dude, used to be a total wine dunce.  He is now a wine consultant and musician in the greater Philadelphia area, and authors a freelance wine column for Playboy.com.

Joe holds the Level 2 (Intermediate, with Distinction) and Level 3 (Advanced, with Merit) Certificates in Wine & Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) in England.  He’s a member of the U.S.-based Society of Wine Educators, holding their Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) qualification.  He also holds the Wine Location Specialist (WLS) qualification from the Comité Interprofessionnel du Vin de Champagne (CIVC) and the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP), and is a member of the Wine Century Club.

Joe has blasted off from being a wine blogger to a wine writer and consultant, and is a founding member of our community.  His blog is trying to educate the consumer on how to be their own personal wine geek, without going over the top, spending a ton of money, or being a jackass about it.

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