Henderson, Dr Alexander

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

  • About

(1780–1863), Scotsman who qualified as a doctor and then moved to London and contributed to a wide range of publications, including the Encyclopaedia Britannica. After visiting the wine regions of France, Germany, and Italy, he wrote The History of Ancient and Modern Wines, which was published in 1824 (eight years after jullien but nine years before redding). Some of the most useful aspects of his book perhaps reflect some aspects of his medical training: his observations on the art of wine tasting.