“Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you who you are.” Anthelme Brillat-Savarin
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Renee Wilmeth is an independent consulting editor and publishing professional with nearly 30 years of experience in consumer trade and professional publishing including books, magazines, sales and marketing/communications. She is a former senior editor with Penguin Group (USA) where she acquired and edited more than 300 books and relaunched Alpha’s food and wine lists with a who’s-who of chefs, food writers, and wine experts. She has also been an independent publisher and served as a scholarly society publisher reshaping the nursing books and journals program at Sigma Theta Tau International.
Today, she is an independent publishing consultant for publishers and authors looking to optimize book sales. She works with organizations, authors, editors, and agents to develop or ghostwrite books for publication. She has written for national and regional magazines on food and wine and is a frequent contributor to Wine and Whiskey Globe. She also writes a regular column on food history for and Adam Smith Works. Wilmeth works with authors in business, nutrition, self-help, parenting, leadership, management, and history in addition to food and wine. She also manages the wheat and cotton farming operation in north Texas in the Wilmeth family for more than 110 years.
In 2008, she passed the Introductory Court of Master Sommeliers exam and she is a member of the Confrerie de Chevaliers des Tastevin, the Commanderie de Bordeaux, and the Chaine de Rotisseurs where she serves on the national board. She has been a food blogger, a food historian, and served as a frequent wine and food judge. She has also served on curriculum committees for several culinary programs as an advocate for robust wine and beverage programs. She is a frequent traveler for wine and has strong relationships with winemakers in France, Italy, Oregon, Napa Valley, Sonoma, and the Central Coast of California.