I am Charles Passy and I cover all things food and drink for The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch site.
I am an award-winning journalist who has specialized in writing about food, wine, spirits and even the occasional hard cider for more than a decade. Recent stories have included pieces on everything from a program that certifies "true" Italian pizzerias (there are just 76 in the United States) to the death of the sit-down lunch. I also write the Weekend Sip, where I look at bottles both pricey (say, a $4,000 whiskey) and cheap and see how they fit into the marketplace. Prior to my time at MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal, I was a restaurant critic for The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach, Fl.