John W. Milton
John Milton is a graduate of Princeton University and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He has travelled to all forty-seven mainland provinces of Spain, and lived or worked in several of its regions, as well as in Latin America. He is bilingual in English and Spanish, with a reading knowledge of Catalan. As a guest chef, he specializes in the food and wine of Spain, especially of the Catalan region. He is a member of the Casal Català of Minnesota. His introduction to the music of Spain and Catalunya came during studies on the classical guitar.
Milton has written commentary and editorials for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and White Bear Press, feature articles for Ventures, investigative reporting for Corporate Report, speeches for political campaigns, short stories for ‘The Arden’, and recipes for several cookbooks. For many years, he was a contributing writer for the bilingual weekly ‘La Prensa de Minnesota’. Milton spent six years investigating the intriguing, passionate, and virtually unknown life of Enrique Granados (1867-1916), the Barcelona piano and virtuoso and composer. He followed Granados to every place where he lived, worked or visited in the last two decades of his life… from Barcelona to several towns and villages in Catalunya, Madrid, Paris, New York, Washington and London. Milton lives with his wife, Maureen Angélica Acosta, on a small farm in Afton, Minnesota, where he writes and grows wine grapes.