Who is Chris Kern? I am Chris Kern. You are Chris Kern. We all -- in some way, shape, or form -- are Chris Kern.

Just kidding. Chris Kern is a wine and culinary entrepreneur who wears many different hats and juggles many different bottles.

He is best known as America’s Uncommon Wine Expert and a renowned wine thought leader in the realms of lesser-known and uncommon wine varietals and the wines of France's Rhone Valley and Paso Robles on California's Central Coast.

Chris is the founder and President/CEO of, the online leader in launching and facilitating privately-branded fundraising wine clubs for non-profit and for-profit organizations. He is founder and President/CEO of, the first and only online wine retailer dedicated to only small-batch, boutique wines from Paso Robles, the third-largest wine region in California. He is the founder and proprietor of Chris Kern’s Forgotten Grapes Wine Club and, specializing in wines from lesser-known and uncommon varietals and wine tours to wine regions around the globe. And he is also the creator, executive producer, and host of the Sunday Night Chef Fights, a series of live local TV-style cooking competitions held throughout southern California.

A renowned wine writer and personal who has been featured in La Cucina Italiana, Imbibe, Palm Springs Life, Great Taste, The Orange County Register, The Riverside Press-Enterprise and on iWineRadio and Grape Encounters Radio,  Chris is also the creator and host of online wine programs “Spin the Bottle,” and "You Don't Know Paso!" and travels regularly across the country hosting his “Forgotten Grapes Live!” wine tasting experiences.  He's a Southern California native, spends half of each month in Paso Robles, is a graduate of Princeton University, and when he’s not seeking out brand-new wines or traveling around the country, he lives with his girlfriend, New York Times #1 best-selling author Teresa Rhyne and their two semi-famous beagles, Daphne and Percival.

You can email Chris directly at Go ahead. He doesn't mind.