Robert Ross Moody has been working in the wine and spirits industry for over 25 years, as a consultant, journalist, importer/owner, supplier, wholesaler and retailer.
Mr. Moody, originally from San Francisco, is a resident of Greenwich Village, NYC. He became Chairman of the Sommelier Society of America in 1999. Prior to his appointment, he instructed the Italy Class for the Sommelier Certificate Course for eleven years.
As a journalist and renowned expert in Italian wines, single malt scotches and cognac, Mr. Moody has been invited to numerous international events; In 1993 The Bureau National Interprofessionnel du Cognac selected him to tour the Chateaux of Cognac; in 1998 he was invited by Produttori d’Asti Associati to participate in “Weekend in the Vineyards of Asti” in Canelli, Italy, a seminar for worldwide wine journalists; that same year, V & S Corporation of Sweden selected him to write about a symposium of Aquavit producers.
In addition to his journalist activities, he has also lectured and consulted extensively; over one hundred single malt scotch lectures in the USA, also cognac, Tequila, rum and vodka.
Since 1992, Mr. Moody has given over one hundred lectures to over 1000 New York sommeliers on Italian wines. He was a consultant Duggan’s Distillers for over 12 years, and Campari USA for five years. An avid collector, he has a vast and unique collection of rare single malt scotches, cognacs and rums.