Patrick Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits Magazine, where he serves as chief critic for all American wines not from California, and regularly contributes feature articles on California, Oregon and Washington wine, winegrowing, and wine culture. He is a regular contributor of articles on wine and restaurant culture for the Los Angeles Times, where he’s the chief wine writer for the newspaper. His work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Food and Wine, Bon Appetit, Decanter, Lucky Peach, Zester Daily, and the Robb Report. His book American Rhône: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink was published in October, 2016. In 2017, the book was shortlisted for both the Andre Simon Book Awards and the Louis Roederer Wine Book Awards; it won the Gourmand Prize for Best New World Wine Book.