Richard Peck is a Certified Sommelier (CS), Court of Master Sommeliers and a Certified Wine Educator (CWE), in the Society of Wine Educators.
Richard served as Wine & Beverage Director for South Carolina's premier restaurant group, Table 301. He also was a judge for several years at The Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. Richard worked in the wine industry in Sonoma Valley, California. He has studied and visited wine regions in France, Italy, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
In 2015, Richard and his wife, Susan, sold their home, purchased a 40' motor coach, and hit the road. They conducted wine education courses and did wine blogging coast to coast from a motorhome for three years. They are now settled in the Phoenix area, where they are remain active in the wine and hospitality industries.
Susan Peck is a wine and cookbook editor, with credits including Diving Into Wine, by Wayne Belding, MS, as well as Soby's New South Cuisine Cookbook, first and second editions. She also was instrumental in the founding and success of a 1,000+ member Wine Meetup group, organizing tastings, educational sessions, and wine dinners.
Prior to her career as an editor, she authored three books of her own including a middle-school world history textbook, and (with co-authors) two books on website hosting software.