Russ Disotell, born in Cornwall, Ontario, in 1952, has lived in
various locations across Ontario. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in
History from the University of Toronto.
Prior to entering the field of freelance writing he had a long
career in the retail wine trade, where he earned certification for
his wine knowledge from the Independent Wine Education Guild based
in Great Britain. As well as being a wine enthusiast he is a
"passionate" curler, cross-country skier and golfer.
Russ has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the
Friends of Brockville Museum and the Museum''s Expansion
Fund-Raising Committee. As well, he writes a wine column for The
Brockville Recorder & Times and in the past has had articles on
such diverse topics as science, history, wine and curling published
in many newspapers and magazines.