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David Furer – Wine Writer, Educator, Consultant and Speaker
David Furer is a wine writer and communicator who has worked in the alcohol industry since 1986. He currently resides in New York, working from his home office where he provides consulting services to organizations.
He writes for US and European drinks media and hosts wine business events. Additionally, he served two terms on the Circle of Wine Writers executive committee and is an Advance Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Early Life and Education
David Furer is a Californian who spent many years living abroad in England but is now back home in the US. With 21 years of experience in wine trade publications such as Mitchell Beazley’s Wine Places (2005), Opus Vino/The Wine Opus (Dorling Kindersley), Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report and Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book (2000), plus contributing editor to Somm Journal as well as regular columnist duties, David has gained much insight into this vibrant sector of the wine world.
He has been a guest speaker at international wine events and judge for multiple competitions. Additionally, he serves on the executive committee of FIJEV, an organization for global wine producers; furthermore, he co-founded The Climate of Wine Leadership Initiative in 2019. Additionally, his writings and interviews have been featured in US, UK and French wine media outlets.
David Furer is a wine writer, educator, consultant and speaker who has worked in the wine trade for more than two decades. His expertise has been featured in Decanter magazine, Wine Business Monthly magazine and Sommeliers International publications throughout both North America and France.
He is the author of Wine Places: The Land, The Wine, The People, a book that documents some of the world’s most iconic vineyards and wineries. Additionally, he co-founded The Climate Change Leadership Initiative–a global conference on the future of the wine industry.
Achievement and Honors
David Furer is a Californian wine writer, educator and speaker. He’s the author of Wine Places (Mitchell Beazley 2005) as well as being an influential contributor to Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and Somm Journal.
He has received numerous accolades for his work, including the Golden State Grape Growers Association’s Best Wine Book of the Year award. Additionally, he has appeared on multiple TV shows and served as board member for Sussex Leo Club. Currently a Trustee at Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh, New Jersey; in October 2016 he was honored at their annual gala event featuring fine wines from across America.
David Furer has been employed in the wine trade since 1986, specializing in communications and marketing of wines, spirits and beers. His writings and interviews have been featured by prominent US, UK and French wine media outlets.
He has extensive experience as a writer, educator and speaker having visited some of the world’s most renowned and remote wine-producing regions. His recent articles can be found in Decanter magazine, Wine Business Monthly magazine and France’s Sommeliers International publication.
Furer served as the intermediary between David and his Florida suppliers (the Toros), arranging several dozen shipments, keeping cocaine at his business until delivery, paying the Toros with funds supplied by David, and attending meetings on David’s behalf. As such, he fell within David’s sphere of influence for purposes of the CCE statute.
David Furer is a Californian wine writer, educator and consultant who has been in the trade for two decades. He is the author of Wine Places (Mitchell Beazley 2005) and his expertise has been featured in multiple US, UK and French media outlets.
He is a frequent contributor to the annual guides Opus Vino/The Wine Opus, Tom Stevenson’s Wine Report and Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book as well as an author for Somm Journal’s column. Additionally, he writes for numerous international wine magazines and gives classes and guest lectures around the world.
He has hosted and co-organized the Climate Change Leadership: Solutions for the Wine Industry Conference in Porto, Portugal as well as high concept alcohol events like Origins of Wine Civilization in San Francisco and DC’s Smithsonian. Additionally, he holds certifications as both a Certified Wine Educator and Advanced Sommelier from Court of Master Sommeliers.