Ron received a BA in Marketing from Columbia College and an MS in Advertising from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. In addition, he is a graduate of the Grossman Beverage Program and The German Wine Academy. He is a Managing Director Emeritus of Acker, Merrall & Condit, the oldest wine merchant in America. Ron is President of Profit Plus Marketing & Management Company.
Ron's writings appear regularly in Everywhere Magazine, Travel World Magazine, Real Travel Adventures, Tasters Guild Journal, Leisure Travel Reports, NATJA, SoGoNow, Local Wine Events and Bergen County Magazine. His travel & lifestyle pieces run on Sports Network which receives over 850,000 unique visitors A DAY. In addition, he has authored an audiocassette entitled Discovering The World of Wine. He is the wine, spirits & travel correspondent for the first world-wide internet talk show hosted by Sally Jessy Raphael.
Ron is a member of the Society For Wine Educators, a lecturer at The Wine Workshop and a co-founder of The Wine Media Guild. He is a Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University's International School of Hospitality Management where he has established the Ron Kapon Wine Library. He was formerly the director of the wine program at Queens College Continuing Education Department.
Wine, Basketball, Travel, Food and the teaching of them all