Who Is Palate Savvy

Jamal Rayyis is an internationally-noted writer and wine critic who authored seven editions of Food Wine Magazine’s Wine Guide (2002-2008).

His work has appeared in a number of publications, including Wine Spirits Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, Departures, New York Magazine, The New York Times, Fodors and Edible, as well as several others. He has been a judge at several competitions, including The Dallas Morning News, the Critic’s Challenge, the Tblisi International Wine Competition (Republic of Georgia), the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition, Catad’or (Chile), and the Hyatt Wine Awards (Argentina).

Jamal is a consultant for private clients and leads educational seminars and tastings for the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the United States, including special wine tasting dinners at the James Beard House in New York.

Presently, Jamal is the US correspondent/critic of the French wine publication Gilbert Gaillard and is writing a book on the politics of gastronomy.