List of wine personalities


List of wine personalities

The following is a partial list of people involved in winemaking and related efforts:

* Ted Allen: television personality and food and wine expert
* Guy Anderson: Innovative winemaker and distributor.
* Eric Asimov: Wine columnist for "The New York Times".
* Tim Atkin, MW: British wine writer.
* Ausonius: Frequently cited by historians of winemaking, as his works give early evidence of large-scale vineyards and viticulture in France.

* Robert Lawrence Balzer: Pioneering American wine writer; organizer of the New York Wine Tasting of 1973.
* Heidi Peterson Barrett: Winemaker of California cult wines, called by Robert Parker "the first lady of wine".
* Helmut Becker: German viticulturist.
* Jacques Berthomeau: Wine consultant and author of The Berthomeau Report.
* Michel Bettane: French wine writer.
* Louis Bohne : Famous sales agent of Veuve Clicquot.
* Thierry Boudinaud: Innovative French winemaker and distributor.
* Romeo Bragato: New Zealand wine pioneer.
* Pierre Brejoux: Inspector General of the Appellation d'Origine Controlee Board.
* Michael Broadbent, MW: influential British wine critic and auctioneer.
* James Busby: Widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry.

* Tom Cannavan: Scottish wine journalist and internet wine site pioneer.
* Jean-Michel Cazes: French winemaker of estates such as Château Lynch-Bages and Château Les Ormes-de-Pez.
* Oz Clarke: British wine writer and TV personality.
* Walter Clore: Father of Washington wine.
* Clive Coates: MW: British wine writer.
* Tyler Colman‎: American wine blogger publishing under the pen name Dr. Vino.
* William Vere Cruess: American food scientist who led the rebirth of California wines after the end of Prohibition in 1933.

* Didier Dagueneau: Loire winemaker of Sauvignon blanc cult wine.
* Christian Delpeuch:Wine official and Plan Bordeaux promoter.
* Stéphane Derenoncourt: French oenologist and winery consultant.
* Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page: Wine columnists of "The Washington Post".
* Michel Dovaz: Wine teacher and writer.
* Paul Draper: Winemaker of Ridge Vineyards
* Georges Duboeuf: Innovative and large Beaujolais bottler.

* Henri Enjalbert: French professor of geography and specialist in wine geology
* Len Evans: Central figure in Australian wine industry.

* Alice Feiring: American wine writer and "natural wine" advocate.
* Robert Finigan: American wine and restaurant critic.

* Peter Gago: Australian winemaker and writer.
* Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher: Wine columnists of "The Wall Street Journal".
* Pierre Galet: French ampelographer and author.
* Prince Leo Galitzine: The founder of Russian wine-making industry (Massandra, Novyi Svet, Abrau-Dyurso)
* Patricia Gallagher: Judge at the "Judgement of Paris" tasting.
* Ernest Gallo: Largest American wine producer.
* Jamie Goode: British writer and blogger
* Richard Graff: Pioneer California winemaker.
* Mike Grgich: Winemaker of the Chateau Montelena wine that won the white wine competition, the "Judgment of Paris".

* James Halliday: Australian wine critic and winemaker.
* Charles Heidsieck: Champagne house founder.
* Steve Heimoff: American wine critic of "Wine Enthusiast Magazine", author and wine blogger.

* Jess Jackson: Ignored terroir and created wine empire.
* Thierry Jacquillat: French wine industry CEO.
* Andrew Jefford: English author and editor of wine books.
* Hugh Johnson: British wine writer.
* Robert Joseph: British wine writer.

* Odette Kahn: Leading wine writer and authority in France.

* James Laube: American wine critic of "Wine Spectator".
* May-Eliane de Lencquesaing: Owner of Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Bordeaux wine ambassador.
* Alexis Lichine: Wine writer and château-owner.
* Ernst Loosen : Renowned German winemaker.

* Allen Meadows: American wine critic of Burgundy and Pinot Noir wine with the Burghound.com newsletter.
* Georges J. Meekers: wine writer, educator and founder of Wine Campus.
* Robert Mondavi: A leading California vineyard operator who pioneered technical improvements and marketing strategies.
* Claude Moet: Champagne house founder.
* Jean-Rémy Moët: Champagne merchant.
* Jasper Morris, MW: British wine expert.
* Christian Moueix French president of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix and winemaker.
* Thomas Munson: His proposal saved European wine industry from extinction.

* Gustave Niebaum: Founder of Inglenook Winery.
* Ann C. Noble: Inventor of the Aroma Wheel.
* Jonathan Nossiter : Film maker and director of "Mondovino".

* Mark Oldman: Author and columnist for "Everyday with Rachael Ray".
* Raymond Oliver: Wine expert who was a judge in Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.

* Robert M. Parker, Jr.: An influential wine critic, referenced in the term Parkerization of wine.
* David Peppercorn, MW: British wine writer.
* Dom Perignon: A Benedictine monk incorrectly credited with the invention of Champagne.
* Abraham Izak Perold: Developed the Pinotage grape variety.
* Émile Peynaud: Renowned French oenologist.
* Frank J. Prial: Wine columnist for "The New York Times".

* John Radford: Author of wine books, and Spanish wine enthusiast.
* René Renou: French wine industry leader.
* Andrea Immer Robinson: Wine expert.
* Jancis Robinson, MW: Wine writer and educator from the UK.
* Michel Rolland: Oenologist and winery consultant.
* Anthony Rose: British wine writer for "The Independent".
* Nathaniel de Rothschild: Founder of the French wine-making branch of the Rothschild family.
* Philippe de Rothschild: A member of the Rothschild family, and one of the most prolific wine producers in the world.
* Jean-Claude Rouzaud: Champagne executive.

* Frank Schoonmaker: Wine writer who promoted labeling wines by grape variety.
* Max Schubert: Leading winemaker and creator of Penfolds Grange.
* Roger Scruton: British philosopher, wine columnist of the "New Statesman" and lecturer on wine philosophy.
* Albert Seibel: A French hybridist (1844-1936) who made "Seibel grapes", that are hybrids of "Vitis vinifera" and "Vitis riparia".
* Charles F. Shaw: Wine marketing innovator.
* Andre Simon: Wine critic.
* Joanna Simon: British wine writer for "The Sunday Times".
* Pat Simon, MW: British wine writer and importer.
* Dr. Richard Smart: Australian viticulturalist
* Steven Spurrier: British wine authority, organized the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.
* Mike Steinberger: American wine columnist of "Slate".
* Tom Stevenson: British wine writer and Champagne specialist.
* James Suckling: American wine critic of "Wine Spectator".
* Serena Sutcliffe, MW: British wine writer and the head of Sotheby's International Wine Department.

* George M. Taber: American wine writer.
* Stephen Tanzer: American wine critic.
* Pierre Tari: Secretary General of the Association des Grandes Crus Classes.
* André Tchelistcheff: "Dean of American Winemakers."
* Miguel A. Torres: Pioneering Catalan winemaker and President of family wine company Bodegas Torres
* József Törley : Founder of József Törley & Co. - Hungary's most successful sparkling wine producer.
* Bob Trinchero : Inventor of White Zinfandel
* Christian Vanneque: French wine expert.
* Gary Vaynerchuk: Vlog wine critic of "Wine Library TV".
* Aubert de Villaine: French wine expert.
* Jean-Claude Vrinat: French wine expert.

* Tom Wark: California wine PR executive and blogger of "Fermentation".
* Warren Winiarski: Winemaker of the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars wine that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition at the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976.
* Jon Winroth: American wine critic and educator.
* William Charles Winshaw: Pioneer South African vintner.

* Alder Yarrow‎: American wine blogger of "Vinography".

* Kevin Zraly: American wine educator and author.

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External links

* [http://www.winepioneers.com The Wine Pioneers]


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