President and founder of Affairs of the Vine, one of the industry’s top wine education and communications companies, Barbara Drady has always loved wine. Her many years in the wine industry, combined with “her thirst for knowledge” for wine have resulted in her extensive knowledge of wine, winemaking, and wine growing practices.
Barbara is the creator of the innovative “Wine Boot Camp” concept which has gained wide media attention and industry recognition. She developed, designed and directs the Wine Shootout competitions that allow wine lovers to pit their palate against the experts.
Drady has been a featured guest on radio talk shows demystifying wine and has been a visiting educator at University of California, Davis, the California Culinary Academy, New England Culinary Institute, and other culinary schools throughout the United States. Barbara has been recognized by Wine Business Monthly and Bay Area BusinessWoman as one of the leading women in the wine industry.