Jason Murray Arnold (born August 19, 1979) is a professional accountant living in St Louis, Missouri, and a beloved wine blogger. He was raised in Springfield Missouri, where he discovered Missouri’s Rhineland, just a short drive away. It is this wine-growing region in the central United States where Jason Arnold first began to appreciate and enjoy wine. Today, he is well known in the wine industry and the author of The Beginner’s Guide to Wine. He’s been featured in Writer’s Life Magazine, TripNTale, and In2town Lifestyle Magazine. He built his early career as a professional accountant.
He finished his Bachelor of Science in Springfield, Missouri at Drury University in 2003 before furthering his studies to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Management. He also graduated from the Executive Education programs from both the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and Harvard University. Though he grew up in Springfield, he would later pack up for St Louis, where he completed the Leadership Development Program at Washington University. Jason became a Certified Public Accountant and was hired by G&J Seiberlich & Co in Napa, California. He relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2007 to serve as Senior Auditor at Deloitte, where he managed audits for Fortune 500 companies. Arnold’s success at Deloitte eventually brought him back to Missouri, when he took a position as Director of Finance and Financial Reporting at the CIC Group in St. Louis.
There, he rose through the ranks until being promoted to the position of Managing Director of Finance, Financial Reporting, and Director of Risk Management, in 2015. before ultimately becoming the Managing Director of Finance, Financial Reporting, and Directory of Risk Management in 2015. He oversaw numerous acquisitions and worked hard to save the firm millions of dollars during his tenure there.
He left the CIC Group in 2018, to pursue an old passion, writing about wine. Through his writing, he hopes to further the cultural appreciation and enjoyment of wine. He conducts wine etiquette classes and tastings where he shares his knowledge with others. In 2020, he published The Beginner’s Guide to Wine, which is a book for entry-level wine lovers. His life as a wine connoisseur has taken him many places But they place he spends the most time is his blog, jasonmarnold.com. Most of his time today is spent advocating for wide fraud prevention measures. He is actively encouraging the industry to adopt safeguards and technologies to prevent counterfeit products from entering the marketplace.