Anthony Dias Blue is recognized worldwide as a leading food, wine, spirits and travel expert. Mr. Blue is a published author, columnist, TV and radio personality and his company runs food and wine events and competitions. His award-winning work spans all forms of media and is circulated to more than 30,000,000 consumers each month.
Mr. Blue's consumer-oriented food and wine critiques, The Lifestyle Minute, are broadcast several times daily on KABC in Los Angeles and on WCBS radio in New York. In 2001, the first year it was entered, he won a James Beard award for his radio show. In 2011 he launched a two-hour nationally-syndicated talk show called Blue Lifestyle that currently airs in more than one hundred markets across the country. It is also heard on XM Radio.Print
For 26 years, Mr. Blue was Wine & Spirits Editor of Bon Appétit, the largest circulation food publication in the United States. In 2007, in partnership with Meridith May, he bought a beverage trade magazine called Patterson’s. Now re-named THE TASTING PANEL, this lively national magazine has become the highest-circulation and most talked-about beverage industry publication.
Mr. Blue’s words have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The San Jose Mercury News, The International Herald Tribune, GQ, House & Garden, American Way, Decanter, The Robb Report, Travel and Leisure, Elle, Elegant Brides, Forbes, Cigar Aficionado, Virtuoso Life and Celebrated Living, among others.
Mr. Blue has written nine books including The Complete Book of Mixed Drinks, The Complete Book of Spirits, and Anthony Dias Blue’s Pocket Guide to Wine.Competitions
Mr. Blue is Executive Director of the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the nation’s largest and most prestigious wine judging event, and he is Founding Director of the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, the first comprehensive, international spirits competition in the United States.
In 1988, Mr. Blue was selected for the James Beard Who's Who in Food Award, in 2000 he was nominated for a James Beard Award as “Wine & Spirits Personality of the Year.” He won the 1997 “Communicator of the Year Award” from the International Wine & Spirits Competition in London.
Blue lifestyle has become one of the nation’s most successful producers of wine and food events, creating large trade tasting, wine seminars, lunches and dinners for wineries, associations and spirits companies around the world. For more information about event production services, email Nicolette Teo, Vice President of Marketing & Events.
Anthony Dias Blue graduated from Amherst College in Massachusetts and resides in Pacific Palisades, California. Mr. Blue and his wife, Kathryn, have four children.