I was honored by Kingsford Charcoal and Sysomos Monitoring as the “Nicest Person in Social Media” in 2012.


I am an IT Professional, part time wine store employee, and full time wineaux.  I love all wines, but a high percentage of the wines I own and drink are from California.  My favorite wines are generally made with the Rhone varietals, mainly Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvedre.  I will never turn down a nice Cabernet or Pinot Noir.  I have been known to rant on occasion about the lack of decently priced Merlots.  I’d love to find an under $20 Merlot…any suggestions?


I have been a wine enthusiast for a couple of decades.  I have visited the Napa/Sonoma regions several times.   I converse with wine makers and owners very frequently.  I have a very loyal and fairly large group of “friends” on Twitter, and a growing list on Facebook.  I work a few hours a month at a local wine store that affords me a great opportunity to sample even more wines.  For a few years I poured multiple wine tastings per month at the store which required me to be able to communicate with both novice and very advanced wine tasters.


Greg Dal Piaz also interviewed me for a feature on the Snooth website –

GETTING TO KNOW: CLIFFORD BROWN – The man behind Cliff’s Wine Picks



I was recently included on the  list of “The 75+ most influential wine peeps on social media”.  I took the number 10 spot on one of the lists.



I can found on twitter as @cliffordbrown3 and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/winecliff


I return follows and friend requests.


I can be reached at cliff@CliffsWinePicks.com