Ward Kadel is the West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger for WineLog.net and Le Wine Buff for EnjoyBordeaux.com (CIVB) and featured in their documentary short film. He was named a “key influencer” and “strong community manager” in the seminal white paper on wine + tech, VinTank’s “WE ARE HERE: The State of Wine Industry Social Media.” Raised in Napa, he is a proud Vintage High Crusher and has been around wine virtually all of his life.
He has composed content and media as Influencer for Crushpad and Brixr.com’s TinyBottles, as Community Manager for Northern California Wine on Lunch.com and has consulted for wineries, PR firms and wine organizations for web content and social channel strategy and monitoring.
His freelance articles have appeared in Palate Press and Mutineer Magazine and his content is syndicated on the mobile apps Wine By the Bar and Hello Vino, rated #1 by Mashable on “Apps for Wine Lovers.” Ward is also one of the founders of the “Wine Badge” movement with his WKBadges and is a member of the VinTank Tasting Panel.
In his varied, hectic past and present he hosted and produced the long running radio show TeK-IndUced EuPHoriA, worked as an assistant for the internationally renown progressive house label Loöq Records and its decade+ long DJ weekly Qoöl in San Francisco. Ever the avid investment addict, he was also a featured social investor for Covester.com and interviewed about the biotech business sector by The Wall Street Transcript.
Ward lives in the San Francisco East Bay, extremely lucky in love with his wife and their sleepy pug. When not imbibing and/or tweeting, posting, filming, consulting or writing about wine, Ward can be found researching cancer, DJing at his monthly The Winchester, playing golf…or, just relaxing with friends and family and a tasty bottle of vino.
Ward happily accepts samples but does not guarantee a review, positive or negative.
Ward Kadel - @drXeNo
November 29, 1977
“Great wine is best enjoyed amongst good friends.”
Feb 26, 2010
Jul 9, 2012 06:41 PM UTC
UC Davis '00
Vintage High School '96
Troy High School
West Coast Ambassador & Staff Blogger
May 2007 - Present
Senior Research Associate
October 2005 - Present