Robin Goldstein is an author and a travel writer. He is the coauthor of The Beer Trials and The Wine Trials. He is a contributor to the New York Times' Freakonomics blog and has written for more than 30 Fodor's travel guides. He has a certificate in cooking from the French Culinary Institute in New York City and a Wine and Spirit Education Trust certificate for advanced wine and spirits study. He lives in Oakland, California.