Rich Manning

Rich Manning is a writer and spirits and food competition judge based in Los Angeles. He has been writing about spirits, wine, beer, food and travel since 2004.

His work has appeared in publications including Gayot, Somm Journal, Artisan Spirit Magazine, Distiller, VinePair, and Tasting Panel. In addition, he's a cohost of The Lazy Hunter Podcast.

Manning graduated from Concordia University, Irvine, with a bachelor of arts degree in humanities with a writing emphasis.

He's a judge for the San Diego Spirits Festival International Bottle Competition, as well as several food competitions in and around Orange County, California.
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