Replacing retired U.S. Challenge judge Jon Bonne, health Patrick Comiskey will take up the role in 2017. Comiskey is a Senior Correspondent for Wine & Spirits Magazine, where he serves as chief critic for the wines of the Pacific Northwest
He is a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and his work has appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle, Lucky Peach, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit, Decanter, The Hollywood Reporter, the Robb Report, and other publications. He is also an instructor on the wine business at UCLA. He lives in Los Angeles, where he’s just completed a history of Rhône varietal wines in the U.S., called American Rhône: How Maverick Winemakers Changed the Way Americans Drink.