Kevin Hogan was born in Berkeley, but raised on the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, France, Switzerland and the wilds of Atlanta Georgia. He acquired his love of all things Iberian during his eight years as the wine buyer at The Spanish Table retail shop upon his return to Berkeley. Long immersion in the flavors of Spain and Portugal gave him a deep understanding of their culinary cultures.
These days Kevin is a Spanish and Portuguese wine consultant. He offers private wine tastings, cooking classes and wine sales consultations for restaurants and retailers through his own company called Salon del Vino. He holds a certificate in Spanish Wine Education from The Wine Academy of Spain, level III certification from The Academy of Wines of Portugal and an intermediate certificate from the Wine and Spirits Education Trust.