Joshua E. London on wine and spirits

Your Subtitle text


This website is an archive of my writings on wine and spirits.

I am a freelance writer on wines and spirits. I w
rite a weekly wine and spirits column for the
Washington Jewish Week, a print publication servicing the greater Washington, DC metro area. I write this column with my friend and colleague Louis Marmon. Our column is now syndicated to Jewish media outlets across the country, with new publications or websites being added on a regular basis (to carry our column in your publication just reach out to discuss details).


My wine and spirits writing has appeared in various print and online media, such as the Malt Advocate magazine (now known as the Whisky Advocate), Unfiltered, the exclusive members magazine of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, the Washington Examiner,  AMI Magazine, ViewPoint magazine, The Jewish Press (NY), The Jewish Week of NY, The LA Jewish Journal, The Jewish Standard, the, and a host of other Jewish and non-Jewish media across the country.

I also regularly speak and lead tutored tastings on kosher wines, whisk(e)y, tequila, and other unique spirits. No group is too large or too small, just reach out to discuss details if interested in securing my participation. I have spoken for various groups and institutions around the country, including Passover Grand Getaways at the Waldorf Astoria Orlando, the American Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists, American Friends of Lubavitch, various JCC and Jewish Federation groups, the Jewish Community Foundation of the West, Baltimore Hebrew University (where I taught a three part course on kosher wine for a couple of years), Kesher Israel Congregation, the Jewish Study Center, Agudas Achim Congregation, Young Israel Ezras Israel of Potomac, Beth Sholom Congregation and Talmud Torah of Potomac, The Adel Fund, the National Jewish Retreat, TasteDC, and many others.

I am also the author of Victory in Tripoli: How America's War with the Barbary Pirates Established the U.S. Navy and Shaped a Nation published by John Wiley & Sons (ISBN: 0471444154). Available at bookstores everywhere or via your favorite online retailer, like This has nothing to do with wine or distilled spirits, though plenty of both were consumed in its research, writing, preparation, and marketing.


If you would like to contact me for any reason, and especially if you wish to bring your wines and spirits products to my attention, please email me at Thank you.



Website Builder