Log In / Join Now

Magazine Archives: Dec. 31, 2009 - Jan. 15, 2010

Island Def Jam Chairman Antonio “L.A.” Reid

Jennifer Fiedler
Issue: December 31, 2009


Antonio "L.A." Reid, 53, is the chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group, where he oversees the careers of such musical artists as Mariah Carey, Kanye West and the band Bon Jovi. He sits in the boardroom these days, but Reid got his start as a musician and songwriter. He and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds played in a band together before founding LaFace records, and the two have won Grammy awards for songwriting and production. Reid is also passionate about wine—he has a 2000-bottle cellar in his Long Island, N.Y., home. Reid recently spoke with Wine Spectator about blind tasting, cult wines and his dream of owning a vineyard.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 8, 2009.


To continue reading this page, become a WineSpectator.com member today!

Do you have a Wine Spectator magazine subscription? Save 50% on your Online Membership right now!


Already a member?


Job Opportunity

WineSpectator.com seeks an assistant editor in its New York City office to help develop content for its website, e-mail newsletters, social media platforms and apps. Candidates should have one to three years of journalism experience in a digital environment and be able to handle daily deadlines. Get more details.


WineRatings+ app: Download now for 300,000+ ratings.