Dallas-based Andrew J. Chalk works in the Texas wine industry and writes about worldwide wine, spirits, beer, food, restaurants, wineries and destinations. He contributes to John Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet, Somm Journal and Palate Press, and is an editor at CraveDFW. He holds the WSET Level 3 certification in wines and spirits. When not writing he can usually be found participating in his favorite sport of soccer. He also likes cooking, at which he is lousy but enthusiastic.