David Ransom Appointed Santé Magazine Spirits Editor
By: Santé Media Group
For over 30 years, David has been instrumental in educating, promoting, and marketing wines and spirits across the country. As a wine and spirits consultant for various hospitality-
David's story in wine began with his father's love of wine leading to the family buying a winery in New York State in the 1980s. "We all jumped in together and started Rivendell in 1987," says David, "and I got to name it." Rivendell, named after the House of the Elves in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, became New York's top award-winning winery while owned by the Ransom family, garnering top honors from critics.
David currently serves as chair of the prestigious Wine Media Guild, a U.S.-based membership association of wine writers and wine educators. David also holds the position of editor-at-large for The Tasting Panel Magazine & The Somm Journal, where he pens columns and frequent feature articles on both wine and spirits.
Emiliiano De Laurentiis