Specializing exclusively in savoir-vivre and luxury lifestyle stories, J.A. Shapira is an avid contributor to a variety of interesting and popular magazines across North America and Europe. Today, not only have his articles received critical acclaim from market leaders, but due to his uncompromising and unapologetic reviews, his exceptionally discerning tastes and an almost obsessive expectation of perfection, his articles and reviews have been published by numerous award-winning publishers including TIME Inc., Cigar Aficionado, eBay, JamesEdition, Gentleman’s Gazette, He Spoke Style, Hugo Jacomet’s Parisian Gentleman, The Distilled Man, among many others. He is the author of The Shaving Guide and The Chaplain’s Guide to Freemasonry, as well as the upcoming book, Masonic Dress. In 2014, he was honored by being named the global brand ambassador for American Crew.
An active participant in the international press community, he is a member of the National Writers Union, the Canadian Association of Journalists, the U.S. Press Agency, the Luxury Society, RR1, the Canadian BBQ Society, the North American Sommelier Association and the venerable National Press Club in Washington, DC. With a passion for classic men’s style, decadent cigars, premium spirits and fine dining, he writes about the following topics on a regular basis:
- Premium Spirits and Cigars
- Men’s Style and Grooming
- Etiquette and Manners
- Luxury Products and Services
- Fine Dining
- Lavish Travel Experiences
- Luxury Watches
- Private Jets, Yachts, and Motorcars
Residing in Western Canada with his wife and three children, he is an avid collector of fine accessories, cigars, and various bottles of whisky from around the world. When he’s not writing, his free time is spent sailing, volunteering, and chasing his kids around in a bow tie.
Live interview from Vancouver on CKNW’s hit radio show The Shift with Mike Eckford
This is one of the best articles we’ve read on defining what Scotch whisky is.Malt Research Institute (The Scotch Whisky Guide)
For anyone bargain hunting in the ‘old watch’ section, this is a must-read article.The Wrist Watch Review (The Vintage Watches Buying Guide)
Required reading for any bourbon lover.Knob Creek (The Bourbon Whiskey Guide: America’s Native Spirit)