MIKE DeSIMONE and JEFF JENSSEN, also known as the World Wine Guys, are wine, spirits, food, and travel writers, educators, television presenters, and hosts. They are award winning journalists as well as best selling and award winning authors. They have been featured guests on The TODAY Show, CNN, The Martha Stewart Show, Better TV, and the CBS, FOX, Hallmark, WGN, and NBC networks.
Mike and Jeff are the Entertaining and Lifestyle Editors at Wine Enthusiast Magazine, regular travel and wine contributors for The Huffington Post and twice monthly wine columnists for The Latin Kitchen, the on-line arm of Latina Magazine. Their articles and photographs have appeared in Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, Oxford University Press, TODAY, Huffington Post, The Latin Kitchen, MSNBC, Robb Report, and Saveur. They have also been featured in Women’s Health, Associated Press, and Reuters.
DeSimone and Jenssen are the authors of Wines Of California: The Comprehensive Guide (Sterling Epicure, Foreword by Michael Mondavi and Preface by Kevin Zraly, September 2014) Wines Of California: Special Deluxe Edition (Sterling Epicure, October 2015) and Wines Of The Southern Hemisphere: The Complete Guide (Sterling Epicure, Foreword by Michel Rolland) which won the Gourmand International Award for Best Wine Book in the USA. They are also the authors of the Fire Island Cookbook (Simon and Schuster, Foreword by Al Roker.) They are the authors of RED WINE (Sterling Epicure October 2017) along with co-author Kevin Zraly.
Always engaging, informative, and entertaining, Mike and Jeff have taught at The Culinary Institute of America, DeGustibus Cooking School, The Astor Center, The Miele Experience Center, Sherry Lehmann, CorkBuzz, The Georgetown Club, SommCon, the residence of the Spanish Ambassador to the United States, and onboard Holland America and Seabourn Cruise Lines.
They have served as international judges for the Concours Mondial de Brussels, the Concours de Chablis as well as other US and international wine competitions. They are honored to have worked with Jean Georges Vongerichten, Norman Aiken, and Jose Andres pairing wine with each chef’s cuisine.
Mike and Jeff are members of the International Food, Wine, and Travel Writers Association, The Society of Wine Educators, and The James Beard Foundation. They are proud to have received the prestigious Golden Pen Award for food, wine, and travel journalism and equally proud and honored to have been inducted into the Chevaliers du Tastvin at the Chateau du Clos de Vougeout in Burgundy.