Stephen D. Tanzer is editor and publisher of the critically acclaimed International Wine Cellar, an independent on-line journal read by wine professionals and other wine lovers in all 50 states and 34 countries. Each bimonthly issue features tasting notes on more than 1,500 recommended new wines and more than 100,000 words of wine criticism. The IWC was the first American wine publication to be translated into French and Japanese editions.
Tanzer has also served as Senior Editor and wine columnist for Food & Wine magazine and wrote Food & Wine's Official Wine Guide in 1998 and 1999. He was also the wine columnist for Forbes FYI during the first five years of that publication's existence.
His WineAccess Buyer’s Guide (Sterling Publishing), a comprehensive guide to the best wines from around the world, was published in 2006.Tanzer also frequently conducts wine tastings and tasting seminars. In the course of his annual tasting cycle, Tanzer samples well over 10,000 wines annually, spending several months each year tasting and discussing wines with their makers, both in the U.S. and abroad.