A third-generation journalist, Andy Perdue spent most of his career at the Tri-City Herald in the Tri-Cities, Wash. That’s where he and Eric Degerman started Wine Press Northwest magazine in 1998, with Andy serving as editor-in-chief for 14 years. They left the newspaper in 2012 to launch Great Northwest Wine, covering the rapidly growing Washington, Oregon, and Idaho wine industries by writing features, reviewing wines, running competitions, serving as judges, and educating consumers.
Andy served as The Seattle Times wine columnist from 2013 through 2019 and has written for numerous other publications. His first book, The Northwest Wine Guide: A Buyer’s Handbook, was published in 2003 by Sasquatch Books. In 2015, Andy was named the honorary chair of the Auction of Washington Wines. He received the Idaho Wine Commission’s Industry Impact Award in 2021.
After surviving serious strokes in 2016 and 2019, Andy stepped down as a partner in Great Northwest Wine and from most wine writing and judging duties, to instead focus on his medical recovery. Andy grew up in Bremerton, graduated from Western Washington University with a journalism degree, and lives in the heart of Washington wine country with his wife, Melissa, and their daughter, Niranjana.
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