Wine Writers

Appears in

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine

By Jancis Robinson

Published 2006

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wine writers, imprecise term to include all those who communicate via today’s burgeoning media on the subject of wine. Some of them style themselves wine critics (notably the consumerist Robert parker) while such literary stylists as Hugh johnson and Gerald Asher are undoubtedly wine writers. One sort of commentator hardly ever writes at all but occupies regular slots on radio or television, often reaching a much wider audience than most authors could hope to. And information technology, through myriad wine websites and blogs, has provided some wine writers with an international reputation far quicker than is usually possible with the printed word.