The Sommelier Society of America's Chairman
Robert R. Moody has been working in the wine and spirits industry for over 25 years, as a consultant, journalist, importer/owner, supplier, wholesaler and retailer. Moody, a resident of Greenwich Village, NY for over ten years, was appointed Chairman of the Sommelier Society of America in 1999. As a journalist and renowned expert in Italian wines, single malt scotches and cognac, Moody has been invited to numerous international events; In 1993 The Bureau Nationale Interprofessionale de Cognac selected Moody to tour the Chateaux of Cognac; in 1998 Produttori d'Asti Associati invited Moody to participate in "Weekend in the Vineyards of Asti" in Canelli, Italy, a seminar for worldwide wine journalists; that same year, V & S Corporation of Sweden selected Moody to write about a symposium of Aquavit producers. In addition to his journalist activities, Moody has also lectured and consulted extensively; over one hundred single malt scotch lectures in the USA, also cognac, Tequila, rum and vodka. Since 1992, Moody has given over one hundred lectures to over 1000 New York sommeliers on Italian wines. He has consulted Duggan's Distillers for over 12 years, and Campari USA for five years. An avid collector, he has a vast and unique collection of rare single malt scotches, cognacs and rums.
Originally from San Francisco, CA, Bob Moody is an accomplished jazz drummer and played extensively in San Francisco with local groups throughout the 1970s and 80s. He continues to enjoy impromptu sets at various clubs in New York City.