Stephen Hawk is an award-winning artist, writer, photographer, epicure, and, of course, wine guru.  Although he enjoys all types of wines and spirits from around the world, this blog favors wines from the New World.

When as a young man he first started learning about wine, he discovered that the father of a  coworker had immigrated to the the U.S from France.  When Stephen asked him which French wines his father preferred, he replied, “My father only drinks wines from America.  Although he loved French wines when he lived there, the imported product is inferior.”  For better or worse, that helped set Stephen’s preferences as well.

Stephen is married and has two stepchildren.  In addition to eating and drinking well, he likes cycling (helps to burn off those calories!), reading, and listening to just about any kind of music, with a particular fondness for the blues.