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Lewis Perdue

Editor and Publisher of Wine Industry Insight

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Lewis Perdue is Editor and Publisher of Wine Industry Insight whose Daily News Fetch executive email briefing enjoys the largest double-opt-in subscribership (23,000+) in the North American wine industry. Wine Business Monthly, which he founded in 1991, remains the American wine industry’s largest circulation print publication.

He founded Wines West, a Los Angeles-based wine importer/wholesaler/distributor specializing in high-end Italian brands. He is the author of 22 published books including several bestsellers and two bestselling non-fiction books about wine: The French Paradox and Beyond (wine and health) and The Wrath of Grapes, an industry overview that included an accurate prediction of the California glut of 2001. Lew has founded five companies and been involved as a consultant at the start-up stages of a number of successful companies including Kalpana (acquired by Cisco) and Lynx Software Technologies (lynx.com).