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October 13, 2011

Polished Palate Biography

Bill Dowd

Bill Dowd, an internationally published writer on adult beverages, food and travel, lives in Upstate New York. After a daily newspaper career of more than four decades, most as a senior editor and president of several journalistic organizations, he returned to his roots as a writer and photographer.

He also serves as a judge for various spirits and wine competitions. He was a judge in the inaugural International Cane Spirits Festival® competition.

Bill's weekly column, "Dowd On Drinks," is distributed by both the New York Times and Hearst news services to numerous North American newspapers and Web sites. His "Dowd On Drinks" online site is available at billdowd.com, and his "Taste for Travel" (Food, Drink & Destinations) site is available at tastefortravel.org.