Mutineer Magazine publisher and editor Alan Kropf is a leader among young beverage professionals. Before founding Wine Mutineer LLC and Mutineer Magazine in 2008, Kropf contributed wine articles to magazines including Sante, The Tasting Panel, and SommSelections, and he currently contributes beverage content to newspapers and online publications. Kropf has authored over 500 blog articles and is currently nearing completion on his first book. Kropf travels frequently to speak at events, judge competitions, and raise awareness about water relief in developing countries and introducing the Millennial generation to fine beverage culture.
Kropf is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers, holds an Advanced Certificate with Merit through the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, is a Certified Beer Server through the Cicerone Certification Program and holds a Bartending/Mixology Certificate through National Bartenders Bartending School. Kropf has worked as a sommelier at some of the world’s more prestigious properties, including the Beverly Hills Hotel with its legendary celebrity clientele and he helped Gordon Ramsay open his signature restaurant in the London West Hollywood in 2008.