President of Wine Market Council/Founder & CEO Wine Opinions
John Gillespie – is the most prominent wine market research authority in the U.S. His career spans more than thirty years, and is highlighted by his leadership of Wine Market Council and direction of the council’s ongoing wine market research for more than a decade. Beginning his career in New York as a wine magazine editor, Gillespie has worked as a wine journalist, in the retail and restaurant trade, in marketing and public relations for wineries, and as the head of the Bordeaux Wine Information Bureau and Wine Market Council. He is a founding partner in Wine Colleagues – wine business advocates and advisors. He is also the founder of Wine Opinions and directs the company’s strategic initiatives.