Jeff Leve is founder and editor of The Wine Cellar Insider, a wine site focusing on Bordeaux wine, and also touching on the Rhone Valley and California.
Jeff Leve has travelled to the Bordeaux wine region to barrel taste over a dozen times. He usually goes there a few times each year. Each visit includes tastings at all the major properties and lasts between 2 to 3 weeks. Jeff part of the following Bordeaux societies:
- The Jurade of St. Emilion
- La Confrérie des Hospitaliers de Pomerol
- Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc et des Graves, Sauternes et Barsac
Jeff Leve is a self taught wine enthusiast who has been tasting and collecting wine and travelling to wine regions in France, as well as in America for over 15 years. Jeff Leve has given speeches on wine, most recently in China for the Hong Kong Trade Board at the International Wine and Spirits convention in Hong Kong. His tasting notes appear on numerous serious, well-respected web site including Liv-ex and Farr Vintners. He also writes about Bordeaux wine and the wine market for Tasted Magazine, which is distributed to over a dozen countries. He is also the moderator for Robert Parker’s web site. In his home city, Los Angeles, California, he consults numerous restaurants, merchants and private collectors on cellar acquisitions. He’s the former president of the Westwood Food and Wine Society, a Los Angeles based tasting group that has been together for over 4 decades. He is the founder and president of “7 Blind Men”, an important, Los Angeles based wine tasting group, dedicated to tasting wines blind.
Aside from wine, his passions include travel, cooking, music, collecting historic artifacts by 60’s rock music artists and his personality filled Yellow Labrador, Hercules. Hercules, better known as Herky by his friends and fans has his own page on this site as well.
More on and by Jeff here: The Wine Cellar Insider
Britt & Per’s take on Jeff: Jeff produces tasting notes and Bordeaux commentaries like a vine grows in May, with an incredible energy and productivity. There are not many chateaux in Bordeaux that he has not tasted and visited (any?) and his tasting notes and comments are read and trusted by many around the world.
Here are Jeff’s articles:
(Not all articles exist in both languages!)
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