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Description: Alder Yarrow graduated from Stanford University with time spent at Oxford. Always passionate about wine, he founded Vinography in 2003 when he realized that there were no wine blogs on the Internet. San Francisco Magazine has called Alder "The Wine World's Brightest Cyberstar" and he is widely accepted as the pioneer of wine blogging. A blogger by night only, Alder spends his days as the Founder and Principal of HYDRANT, an interactive design and strategy consulting firm. In 2007 and 2008 Alder spoke at and moderated panels for the Symposium for Professional Wine Writers at Meadowood in Napa Valley, and will be conducting wine seminars at the 2008 Aspen Food and Wine Classic. He has also appeared as a panelist and speaker for events and organizations such as Wine 2.0, The Commonwealth Club, and the Churchill Club. He is currently a member of the editorial board for Sommelier Journal magazine, and is a member of the nominating committee for the Vintners Hall of Fame. Alder lives in San Francisco with his wife and daughter.