In former lives, John ran shopping centers and regional malls, was a radio station manager and owned his own ad agency….then he discovered wine.
Today, John’s motto is “Eat well, drink better!” For more than 25 years, as a wine educator and then radio talk show host he’s been exhorting his listeners to do just that. His radio show, “On the Town with John McNulty,” was heard Saturday afternoons for more than 7 years on Philadelphia radio. Wine Enthusiast Magazine (May 2000 issue) rated the show higher than any program aired outside the San Francisco Bay area (wine country).
McNulty was found in the classroom at Temple University’s School of Tourism and Hospitality, where he was an adjunct faculty member. He is also the Delaware Valley’s leading wine educator, teaching courses regularly at Temple University’s Center City since 1986.
A collector and wine enthusiast for more than 30 years, McNulty has published articles in The Wine News and numerous local publications and periodicals. In addition, he has contributed to numerous websites over the past decade and a half.
McNulty was co-owner of CorkScrewed of Cherry Hill, a wine specialty store and launched a National Franchise wine concept in 2004, Vino 100, as Vice President & Director of wine. When he left, the retailer had over 50 stores in 24 states. John has sold wine for a Philadelphia based importer of Italy wines as V.P. Marketing & National Sales Manager and several NY based Importer/Distributors, in the states of PA, NJ and DE.
He is the founding director of the Wine Club and the Academy of Hospitality, the Philadelphia area’s longest running food and wine tasting organization and a school for professional wait-staff training. He has been on all local T.V. network affiliates talking about food, wine and dining. Clive Coates, MW has noted John in two of his books Grands Vins and Cote D’Or for tastings conducted by McNulty in the Philadelphia area on Chateau Cheval Blanc and the wines of Henri Jayer.
McNulty currently resides in Moorestown, NJ. John will soon be opening (Nov 1) a new liquor store in Cherry Hill inside The Shop Rite of Garden State Pavillon owned by the Ravitz family.