About the authors
Editor Jancis Robinson, OBE and Master of Wine, is described by Decanter magazine as ‘the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world’. The first person outside the wine trade to have passed the notoriously tough Master of Wine exams, she writes daily for the award-winning JancisRobinson.com, weekly for The Financial Times, and bimonthly for a column syndicated around the world. The many books she has either written or co-authored include The World Atlas of Wine and Wine Grapes.
Assistant editor Julia Harding, Master of Wine, studied modern languages at Cambridge before becoming a freelance book editor. She started work in the UK wine trade in 2001, came top of the Master of Wine exams in 2004, and has been Jancis Robinson’s full-time assistant and associate palate since 2005. Among all Masters of Wine she was selected for the Noval Award for Excellence in Communication in 2007 and was co-author of Wine Grapes, published in 2012 and winner of every major book award.
Advisory editor, viticulture Richard E. Smart
Advisory editors, oenology Valérie Lavigne & Denis Dubourdieu
Sarah Ahmed, Hamish Aird, Professor Jean Aitchison, Mail Amanov, Kym Anderson, Alberto Antonini, Tony Aspler, Susy Atkins, Bill Baker, Dr John Barker, Dr Eveline Bartowsky, Nicolas Belfrage, Helen Bettinson, David Bird, Dr Linda Bisson, Dr Jeremy Black, Beverley Blanning, William Bolter, Dr Rob Bramley, Michael Broadbent, Dr Roger Brock, Stephen Brook, Larry Brooks, Nick Bulleid, Robin Butler, Bob Campbell, Dr Dimitra Capone, Alain Carbonneau, Tom Carson, Bruce Cass, Umay Çeviker, Dr Steve Charters, Dr Véronique Cheynier, Nodari Chkhartishvili, Professor Dr Monika Christmann, Elaine Chukan Brown, Dr Tyler Colman, Dr Michael Considine, Dr Bryan Coombe, Dr Peter Cousins, Dr Glen Creasy, Professor Barry Cunliffe, Tamlyn Currin, Dr Bob Dambergs, Dr Daniel Deckers, Li Demei , Dr Donald Dibbern, Barry Dick, Professor James Douglas, Dr Peter Dry, Dr Denis Dubourdieu, Anne Duggan, Abi Duhr, Margaret Emery, Marcel Essling, Nicholas Faith, Christopher Fielden, Michael Fridjhon, Doug Frost, Denis Gastin, Richard Gawel, Benny Génsbøl, Rosemary George, Dr Caroline Gilby, Dr John Gladstones, Sam Glaetzer, David Gleave, Wojciech Gogolinski, Howard G. Goldberg, Dr Jamie Goode, Robert Gorjak, Nayan Gowda, Paul Gregutt, Ronald de Groot, Lisa Shara Hall, James Halliday, Jake Hancock, Rosi Hanson, Julia Harding, Sam Harrop, David Harvey, Dr Judith Harvey, Maarten van Helden, Professor Paul A. Henschke, Dr Markus Herderich, Dr Hildegarde Heymann, Hans-Peter Hoehnen, Dr Leofranc Holford-Strevens, Huon Hooke, Alex Hunt, Dr Dan Johnson, Hugh Johnson, Russell Johnstone, Dr Gregory V. Jones, Dr Tony Jordan, Rupert Joy, Eva Kaluzynska, Michael Karam, Dr Philip Kennedy, John Kesby, Mel Knox, Dr Mark Krstic, Martin Lam, Miles Lambert-Gocs, Erica Landin, Dr Valérie Lavigne, Konstantinos Lazarakis, Professor Terry Lee, Cornelis (Kees) van Leeuwen, Harriet Lembeck, Peter Leske, Simon Loftus, Wink Lorch, Patrick E. McGovern, Edi Maletic, Alex Maltman, Jane Masters, Richard Mayson, Dr Gabriella Mészáros, Sven Moesgaard, Adam Sebag Montefiore, Jasper Morris, Lucie Morton, Linda Murphy, Igor Nykolyn, Dr Philip Norrie, Ken Ohashi, Jeremy Paterson, Wyatt H. Peabody, Edmund Penning-Rowsell, Professor Gary Pickering , Professor Thomas Pinney, John Platter, Dr John Possingham, Dr Vladimir Pukish, , Pamela Vandkye Price, Alexander Purcell, Dr Jane Renfrew, Professor Pascal Ribéreau-Gayon, Jancis Robinson, Dr Gábor Rohály, Andrés Rosberg, Anthony Rose, Bjørn Tore Aastorp Ruud, Viacheslav Rybinstev, Dr Amanda Stewart, David Schildknecht, John Schreiner, Professor Hans Schultz, Michael Schuster, Tom Scott, Dr Mark Sefton, Victor de la Serna, Young Shi, Con Simos, Reva K. Singh, Stephen Skelton, Dr Richard Smart, Professor Barry C. Smith, Walter Speller, Richard Stávek, Patricia Stefanowicz, Tyson Stelzer, Creina Stockley, Lush Susaj, Dr Elisabeta Susaj, Keith Sutton, Michael Tabone, Patricio Tapia, Geoff Taylor, Rémi Teissier du Cros, Joelle Thomson, Dr Roy Thornton, Dr Steve Tyerman, Tim Unwin, Dr José Ramón Úrbez-Torres, Tim Vandergrift, Gido Van Imschoot, Kenneth Verosub, Dr Olivier Viret, Dr José Vouillamoz, Monty Waldin, Dr Bernard Watney, A. Dinsmoor Webb, Robert E. White, Dr Patrick Williams, Dr Hanneke Wilson, Nigel Wilson, Dr Tony Wolf, Steve Wratten, Bruce Zoecklein.