New Member: Randy Caparoso

Randy Caparoso is a freelance wine journalist and photographer who lives Lodi, California. He is the author of Lodi!, The Definitive Guide and History of America’s Largest Winegrowing Region.

To put bread (and wine) on the table, he serves as Editor-at-Large, Bottom Line columnist and SOMM Camp director for The SOMM Journal, while blogging and doing the social media work for the Lodi Winegrape Commission.

In a prior incarnation, he was a founding partner of the Roy’s family of restaurants, serving as VP/Corporate Wine Director for 13 years. While at Roy’s, he was named Santé’s first Wine & Spirits Professional of the Year (1988) and Restaurant Wine’s Wine Marketer of the Year (1992 & 1998). He has also owned and operated his own wine production company, Caparoso Wines LLC (2000 to 2006), and bylined a long-running biweekly wine column for his hometown newspaper The Honolulu Advertiser (1981 to 2002).