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Scott knows wine—and he has a passion for sharing that knowledge. His comfortable, entertaining style sidesteps fussy wine-speak, empowering audiences to enjoy and buy wine with confidence.

As a nationally recognized writer and the former Executive Editor of Southern Living, Scott’s expertise and enthusiasm are unique.

What’s different about Scott’s No-Snobbery approach? He doesn’t sell wine or work for a wine shop. Scott simply shares his wine knowledge in a fun and engaging way.


He tailors in-person and virtual wine events for novices and enthusiasts alike. Whether for friends, family, your best clients, or corporate functions, Scott creates an experience to remember.


• Corporate Wine or Whiskey Tastings

• In-Home Wine or Whiskey Tastings & Dinners

• In-Store Wine Tastings & Marketing Events

• Concierge + Wedding Wine Planning & Purchasing

• Private Small-Group Wine Education Sessions

• Virtual Wine Tastings and Education Sessions

• US and International Wine Country Itineraries

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Scott Jones travels the country teaching folks about wine and whiskey through his company Jones Is Thirsty. Scott graduated from The University of Mississippi with a degree in Magazine Publishing. After working for several years as a motion picture development executive in Los Angeles, he and his wife relocated to New York, where he earned a Culinary Arts degree from the Culinary Institute of America. Scott worked at Food & Wine before moving to Birmingham, AL, in 1999 to join Southern Living (he was the first man to work in the Food department), where he was Executive Editor until 2011. Today, he’s Head of Content and Partnerships at eMeals, America’s leading meal planning service.

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