On Safari, Thornybush Game Reserve, South Africa, 2014.

Brian Freedman

Brian Freedman is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer, restaurant and beverage consultant, drinks educator, and event host and speaker. He contributes a regular wine and spirits column to Forbes.com, is contributing writer for John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet, restaurant critic for Suburban Life Magazine, and has contributed to others, including JancisRobinson.com and Wine Enthusiast Magazine. He also served as Editor-at-Large for Drink Me Magazine online. Brian hosts beverage-focused dinners and seminars through On The Front Vines, his gastro-consulting company, has consulted on wine lists for several dinners at New York’s prestigious James Beard House, has maintained relationships with private clients as a personal sommelier, and has traveled to more than two dozen countries for his work.