Jeffrey Pogash

For the past eighteen years, Jeffrey Pogash has worked in the Communications Department at Moet Hennessy USA, the importer of luxury wines and spirits. He retired as Director of Communications in 2011.

During his tenure, Jeffrey’s responsibilities included garnering press for the entire Moet Hennessy portfolio of champagnes, wines, and spirits.
Prior to joining Moet Hennessy, Jeffrey spent seventeen years as the U.S. representative for the CIVA, the organization that works on behalf of all growers, shippers, and cooperatives in the region of Alsace, France. 

Before joining the CIVA, Jeffrey studied wine and wine tasting with Steven Spurrier and Jon Winroth at L’Academie du Vin in Paris, where he lived for three years. 

Upon his return to the United States,  Jeffrey studied for his Master’s Degree in Philosophy at Rutgers University and was a freelance writer and copy editor for Vintage Magazine.  In 1975, he wrote his first book, How To Read A Wine Label, A Dictionary of French and California Wines.

Jeffrey’s most recent book, Bloody Mary , was published in October 2011 by Thornwillow Press.

Jeffrey is a PYA GUEST certified instructor in Wine Studies.
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