Randy Caparoso is a full-time wine journalist who lives in Lodi, California, and author of Lodi! The definitive guide and history of America's largest winegrowing region (KitchenCinco Press).
Randy primarily puts bread (and wine) on the table as the Editor-at-Large and Bottom Line columnist for The SOMM Journal, and currently blogs and does social media for Lodi Winegrape Commission's lodiwine.com. He also contributes editorial to The Tasting Panel magazine. In the past, he has bylined a biweekly wine column for his hometown newspaper The Honolulu Advertiser (from 1981 to 2002).
In a prior incarnation (1988 to 2001), he was a multi-award winning founding partner of the Roy’s family of restaurants, where he was VP/Corporate Wine Director, opening 28 restaurants from Hawai`i to New York. As a restaurateur, he was named Santé’s first Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year (1988) and Restaurant Wine’s Wine Marketer of the Year (1992 and 1998).
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