Thomas Pellechia has been a freelance writer and wine educator for fifteen plus years. His informational and educational stories – no wine ratings by the numbers – have appeared in numerous national magazines including Decanter, Slow Food, Wines and Vines, Brandweek, Practical Winery, and Wine Enthusiast.
Thomas is also a regular contributor to upstate New York newspapers such as Rochester Democrat Chronicle, Elmira Star Gazette, Dundee Observer, Syracuse NewTimes, and Ithaca Times.
Pellechia is the author of two books, Garlic, Wine, and Olive Oil: Historical Anecdotes and Recipes, and WINE: The 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade
Thomas combines his knowledge as a wine writer with his experience as a former owner/winemaker of a Finger Lakes winery, to teach Wine Education classes geared toward understanding wine as an agricultural and cultural product and its relationship to other foods. His classes are presented at Cooper Union College in Manhattan, NY (http://www.cooper.edu/ce/winetast.html), the Culinary and Wine Center in Canandaigua, NY, and at Fox Run Vineyards in the Finger Lakes region.
1. Thomas Pellechia, Garlic, Wine and Olive Oil: Historical Anecdotes and Recipes ( Capra Press: 2000 )
2. Thomas Pellechia, WINE: the 8,000 Year-Old Story of the Wine Trade ( Thunders Mouth Press: 2006 )
3. Thomas Pellechia, New York Retailers Get Online ( Wines and Vines: 2001 )
4. Thomas Pellechia, Vitis Vinifera Survives the Finger Lakes: is it the rootstock or the climate? ( Wines and Vines: 2004 )
5. Thomas Pellechia, "Choosing a Good Wine is Only Half the Battle: Packaging" ( Brandweek: 1998 )