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About Jeff Leve and The Wine Cellar Insider … The Wine Cellar Insider offers close to 13,000 exclusive, unique, detailed, searchable, wine tasting notes and wine reviews with ratings ! We also feature thousands of exclusive photographs, winery profiles , special guest contributors ranging from chateau owners, wine makers, fellow bloggers, consultants, negociants , retailers and more. Many of which will hang out and answer your questions. All our information is updated all the time. While we focus on Bordeaux wine, we also cover Rhone Valley Wines with a focus on Chateauneuf du Pape and California wines as well.
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Jeff Leve- Founder, Contributor and Editor of “The Wine Cellar Insider”
The Wine Cellar Insider focuses on Bordeaux wine. Thousands of exclusive, searchable wine tasting notes with ratings, winery histories and profiles, images , in-depth articles, links and up to the minute harvest news. The Wine Cellar Insider also publishes special guest contributors ranging from chateaux owners, wine makers, consultants, negociants, retailers and more. The Wine Cellar Insider is the world’s leading source for Bordeaux harvest news. We also offer a wine and food community where you can talk about wine with others. Wine and Food Talk Forums
Jeff Leve has traveled to the Bordeaux wine region to barrel taste more than 20 times. He’ll be there twice this year. Each visit includes tastings at all the major Bordeaux Chateau and lasts between 2-3 weeks. The visits also include several tastings at Bordeaux negociants. He is in Bordeaux on average at least twice a year. Jeff Leve is also in Chateauneuf du Pape on a regular basis. Jeff Leve has been officially inducted into the following important Bordeaux societies:
The Jurade of St. Emilion
Hospitaliere de Pomerol
de l’Ordre des Hospitaliers de Pomerol
Commanderie de Bordeaux, Medoc, Graves, Sauternes
Commanderie de Bordeaux
Fronsac La Confrérie des Gentilshommes Fronsac Confrerie
Jeff Leve is a self taught, wine enthusiast who has been tasting, collecting and traveling to wine regions in France, as well as in America for over 15 years.
Jeff Leve has given speeches on wine, most recently in China for the Hong Kong Trade Board at the International Wine and Spirits convention in Hong Kong. Our notes and scores are being carried by several web sites including ours. They are on Robert Parker’s site as well as the other following important web sites including;
Wine-Searcher – Wine-Searcher
Liv-ex Exchange – Liv-ex Exchange
BordOverview – BordOverview
Bertrand Le Guren Bordeaux Ratings Overview – Bleguern
Farr Vintners – Farr Vintners
Bordeaux Index – Bordeaux Index
Fine & Rare Wines London – Fine and Rare Wines London
Los Angeles Wine Company LA Wine Company
Wallys Wine and Spirits Wallys Wine and Spirits
Wine Decider Wine Decider
Numerous other merchants, chateaux and Bordeaux negociants use them as well.
He also writes about Bordeaux wine and the wine market for Pekka Nuikki’s Fine Magazine and previously for Tasted magazine, which are distributed to over a dozen countries. He is also the moderator for Robert Parker’s web site. In his home city, Los Angeles, California, he consults numerous restaurants, merchants and private collectors on cellar acquisitions. He’s the former president of the Westwood Food and Wine Society, a Los Angeles based tasting group that has been together for over 4 decades. He is the founder and president of “7 Blind Men”, an important, Los Angeles based wine tasting group, dedicated to tasting wines blind.
Aside from wine, he is the president of a broadcasting company: The Mike Harvey Show. His passions include travel, cooking, music, collecting historic artifacts by 60’s rock music artists and his personality filled Yellow Labrador, Hercules , who is better known as Herky by his friends and fans has his own page on this site as well.
The Wine Cellar Insider was founded and is managed as well as edited by Jeff Leve. The Graphic design was created with the help of Todd Pearl Designs.