Jancis Robinson has been called “the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world” by Decanter magazine. She is the author/editor of dozens of wine books, including WineGrapes (Allen Lane/HarperCollins), The Oxford Companion to Wine (OUP), and The World Atlas of Wine (Mitchell Beazley), and regularly contributes to the food & drink section of The Financial Times. She is the recipient of four James Beard Awards, and was the first person outside of the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams. She maintains a website and newsletter focused on fine wine writing at JancisRobinson.com. She lives in London.