Paul Gregutt is the best-known, full-time, independent journalist covering the wines, wineries and wine country destinations of the Pacific Northwest. Over the past 30 years, he has written thousands of articles and reviews for newspapers, magazines, trade journals and online media, as well as an award-winning blog. Since 1998 he has been a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine and a founding member of the magazine's Tasting Panel.
An eastern Washington (Walla Walla county) resident since 2005, he writes a monthly column on wine in Walla Walla's Lifestyles magazine. The author of the critically-acclaimed "Washington Wines & Wineries - The Essential Guide", he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of "The World Atlas of Wine", "The Oxford Companion to Wine" and Hugh Johnson's 2019 and 2020 "Pocket Wine Guides". He is a frequent guest speaker on cruise ships and at industry symposiums. He lives with his wife Karen and his rescue dog Cookie - a terrier/Chihuahua (a genuine terr-hua!) - in a renovated 150-year old cottage just outside of Walla Walla. In his spare time he writes songs, plays guitar, sings and performs with his band, the Bowling League.