Who We Are
Cofounder and Editor in Chief
Jack is a former naval flight officer and intelligence officer whose duties often involved training and instructional systems design. After his career in the Navy and government service, he became a book editor and writer. He edited more than 300 titles, from travel books to medical texts. His personal interest in wine led to a lot of crossover between his editing and wine education. Among other things, Jack wrote the 2009 edition of the Society of Wine Educators’ Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide and coedited the Greenwood Press book The Business of Wine: An Encyclopedia. Focusing increasingly on Italian wine, Jack decided to put his computer science degree to work by creating Italian Wine Central, the culmination of a lifetime of interests.
Geralyn Brostrom, CWE
Cofounder and Education Director
Geralyn entered the wine industry more than 20 years ago working at a winery where wine education was a strong focus. Most recently, Geralyn served as vice president of wine education for the importer and distributor Winebow, where her passion for Italian wines was forged. Prior to that, she held positions overseeing a winery tasting room, managing a wine shop in New Jersey, working a harvest in Washington State, and serving as executive director and director of education for the Society of Wine Educators. Now, as a partner at Vindeavour, Geralyn draws upon all of that experience to provide educational expertise and consulting for wine businesses and trade associations. She has an MBA and holds dual U.S.-Italian citizenship.