Jeff Cioletti

Jersey City, NJ USA

Professional Experience

I'm a longtime magazine editor with more than 20 years of professional journalism and writing experience who's recently gone freelance. As editor of Beverage World magazine and author of the blog,, I have been responsibly imbibing my way around the world. I joined Beverage World in January 2003 as senior editor and was promoted to editor in chief four years later. I am also the author of the book, "The Year of Drinking Adventurously," released by Turner Publishing in December 2015. My tenure in liquid literacy has exposed me to some of the best libations the world has to offer and given me access to the producers and purveyors of such fine refreshments. I have been interviewed on beverage-related topics for CNN International, Fox Business News, CNBC, Beer Sessions Radio, NPR, BBC World, BBC Radio, The Associated Press, The New York Post, Financial Times, WCBS-TV, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Investors Business Daily, Advertising Age and several other media outlets.


Book Author
1 Year
18 Years
21 Years


14 Years
Consumer Products
14 Years
12 Years


Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
18 Years
Independent Feature Film
17 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
1 Year

Total Media Industry Experience

21 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Beverage World (10+), All About Beer (3-5), Draft Magazine (3-5), Beverage Media (3-5)

Other Work History

Editor in Chief, Beverage World magazine: 2007-2014 Senior Editor, Beverage World magazine: 2003-2007 Writer/Director/Editor, "Beerituality" Feature Film 2009-2010 Senior Editor, Supermarket Business: 2000-2001 Associate Editor, Club Industry Magazine: 1997-1999 Public Relations Coordinator, Creative Marketing Alliance: 1995-1997 Staff Reporter, North Jersey Herald & News, 1994-1995

Technical Skills

Video editing (avid & final Cut), Photoshop

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel, etc.) Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Quark, WhatCounts; Mac OS 10


Macbook Pro, Canon Rebel, Son HVR V1U, Final Cut Pro, audio recorder, lavalier microphones

Work Permits & Visas



Andrea Foote, PepsiCo,; John Holl, All About Beer Magazine;


Gold medal, 2015 North American Guild of Beer Writers awards for article, "Feeding Frenzy"


North American Guild of Beer Writers



There are sparkling wines other than Champagne proper that are just as good, if not better, at midnight at the turning of the year.
Half a decade ago, multinational beverage companies were heralding the China and Russia markets, but things haven't gone exactly as planned in the past couple of years.
A journey through the hidden Japanese bar scene in Manhattan.
A comprehensive analysis of the state of the imported beer market in the U.S.
The global beer market could be facing an epic wave of consolidation, potentially creating a single player that controls nearly half of the world's beer business.
Brewery Ommegang's line of Game of Thrones-branded beers, fully licensed by HBO, is the first of its kind.
At the 80th anniversary of Repeal, the piece reflects on the legacy of Prohibition, the lessons learned and the lessons we've yet to learn.
A visit to more than 20 Belgian breweries reveals how the independent brewers are striking a balance between their centuries-old heritage and the modernization require to succeed in the modern market.
The May cover story focused on the whiskey renaissance--everything from bourbon to Scotch to Irish whiskey has been enjoying a resurgence.
An in-depth look at the rapidly growing craft distilling movement
There are more questions than answers in the battle over beer franchise laws.
Thanks to expats looking for better options, Hong Kong's beer scene is finally charting a steady course.
We've all seen the T-shirt, Beer Is Food. A growing number of brewers have taken that sentiment to near-literal levels by concocting recipes strongly influenced by culinary creations, be they breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or between-meal snacks.
The market for high-end single-vintage, single-estate mezcal is still extremely small, but it is growing quite rapidly. So pour yourself a glass neat or on the rocks and experience five centuries of Mexican history-something you surely won't find in an overpriced blueberry-pomegranate margarita.
Beverage World recognizes craft brewing's Class of '88, five pioneering breweries celebrating their 25th anniversary.
There's no denying that whiskey has been on a tear as of late, but the fastest-growing segment of the category tends not to get as much attention as its Scottish and Kentuckian cousins.