Hello. I’m Anthony Beal, food blogger, wine scholar, proud comic book geek, and shinnichi (Japanophile). I’ve never met a shrimp, prawn, or mussel that I didn’t like, and while cooking isn’t my day job, it is my favorite source of calm and soothing. I’ve written on food and drink for publications such as Tabélog, Cilantro: The Cook’s Shop, and Tiperosity.com, among others. My wine poetry has appeared on vintagewinepoems.com (an online trove of wine-themed verse that I’d call wonderful even if my work wasn’t published there).
Since beginning my wine studies in January 2013, I’ve passed the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level II and Level III Advanced Wines and Spirits Certification courses (“with Merit”), earned the Society of Wine Educators’ Beverage Specialist Certificate, and the Wine Scholar Guild’s Master-Level certificate on the wines of Provence, France. I’m currently working toward my FWS (French Wine Scholar) credential with the Wine Scholar Guild. When I’m not cooking and/or eating delicious things, I like to travel, study Japanese language and culture, read voraciously, and enjoy being a darn fine husband and father.