Hi, my name is Louis Villard and this is my blog, Spiltwine.
I write about wine in California and contribute to Decanter, The Santa Barbara Independent, Edible Magazine, 7×7, Where Magazine, Zester Daily, Food & Home, Imbibe, Wine-Searcher, The Santa Barbara News-Press, and Catavino.net.
I’ve worked in the wine industry for a bit of time now, starting in production in my native Santa Barbara at Rusack Vineyards. Eventually I moved to France and spent a few years in the Languedoc as the assistant winemaker at Domaine de la Sauvageonne. From there I moved to England and embraced the world as a sommelier culminating at the Savoy Grill for Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing.
Having spent ten years across the pond I’m now back in California writing about wine.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Oenology and did some exams for being a sommelier.
If you would like to contact me, my email is: louis[at]spiltwine[dot]com (anti-spam)