Perdue studied physics and biology in college and usually works those into his books. He received his B.S. (1972) with distinction from Cornell University.
He has served on the faculties at UCLA and Cornell University, founded four companies including two technology firms, a wine company and a magazine, and been a top aide to a U.S. Senator and a state governor.
He has also run political races for Congress, worked as a Washington (D.C) correspondent (Ottaway/Dow-Jones, States News Service), a columnist for Gannett, The Wall Street Journal Online, CBS Marketwatch and TheStreet.Com, and a book reviewer for Barron’s.
WII Editor Lewis Perdue is a former Washington, D.C. investigative reporter and has written 20 published books.
He founded Wine Business Insider in 1991 followed three years later by Wine Business Monthly. Both were sold in 1997, but remain the dominant trade publications for the North American wine business.
In 1997 he became a correspondent for CBS Marketwatch and a columnist for The Street.Com. Later, he worked as a columnist for the Wall Street Journal Online before founding an Internet payments company which went public.
He has also been a negociant and a wine importer/distributor.
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Wine Industry Insight's editor and publisher, Lewis Perdue, founded Wine Business Monthly and Wine Business Insider in 1991. After their sale in 1997, he concentrated on writing books and serving as founder or co-founder of two technology corporations and as a start-up consultant to several others.
But during this time, Perdue maintained his contacts within the industry and continued to follow it. Among other topics, Perdue's 1999 book on the wine industry, The Wrath of Grapes, accurately predicted the timing and extent of the millennial winegrape oversupply.
Perdue has been an award-winning journalist, and Washington correspondent covering the White House and Capitol Hill. He has also served as a columnist for The Wall Street Journal Online, The Street.Com, Marketwatch and other business and financial media.
In addition to his journalism experience, Lew founded and managed a Los Angeles-based wine import/wholesale firm, has been a negociant and has hands-on business start-up and management experience.
That experience allows Lew to examine news, data and trends with insight shaped by experience.