Presenter: Dewey Markham, Jr.
Dewey Markham, Jr. has a Bachelors degree in English and a Masters degree in Cinema from New York University. He is also a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Post-graduation, he received a fellowship as an editorial assistant engaged in research and writing for the schools textbook, The New Professional Chef.
From 1986 to 1989 Markham lived in Paris, where he was a director of the French cooking school L’Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne where he introduced a wine studies program to the curriculum.
He has worked for two of New York’s leading wine shops, Morrell and Company and Sherry-Lehmann Wines and Spirits; in addition, he has authored Wine Basics (published in the United States by John Wiley and Sons), an introductory book for the beginning wine drinker that has gone through seventeen printings to date.
Since 1993 Markham has lived and worked in Bordeaux, where he wrote 1855: A History of the Bordeaux Classification, published in 1997 to critical and professional acclaim. It was winner of the James Beard award for wine book of the year.
He holds a degree in wine tasting from the School of Oenology at Bordeaux University and is an accomplished lecturer on the Bordeaux region and its wines.
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