Tom Hill has been an avid student of wine for almost fifty years. He has held frequent wine appreciation classes and conducted weekly wine tastings during that period. He has published in a number of national wine publications and contributes daily to several InterNet wine discussion boards. He was a founding
member of the New Mexico Vine & Wine Society and been a keen observer of the growth of the New Mexico wine industry. In real life, he is a computational physicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory and fences epee on the national level.