Tom Fiorina worked as a journalist in Washington, DC, before receiving an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. After coming to France in 1990, he did internal and external communications for international companies in Europe and the US. Since 2008 he has been writing The Vine Route, a blog dedicated to the wine and winemakers of southern France. He also has written two wine tourism guides about Corsica. He is currently a student in Toulouse studying for the French DNO (Diplôme National d’Œnologue).