Todd Godbout

In 2003, Todd — a veteran craft beer drinker — started exploring the few local wineries in Maryland and Northern Virginia. He created a compendium of these wineries as well as documented these visits which soon became the basis for  As the years and visits continued, WineCompass expanded to all 50 states and Canada and now includes information on almost 18,000 winery, brewery, distillery, and cider tasting rooms.

Over time Todd has leveraged his contacts to create the Virginia Wine TV and MyJoogTV video series, the later pairing musicians with local craft beverage producers. And lately, a desire to learn Android development led to the creation of theCompass Craft Beverage Finder mobile application and its equivalent on Amazon Fire and Alexa.

Todd has also participated in numerous beverage conferences such as the, the Wine Bloggers Conference, and TasteCamp and has participated as a judge in several wine competitions.