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Jamie Goode obtained a PhD in plant biology, and then worked for 15 years as a science editor. In 2000 he began wineanorak.com, and the following year started one of the very first wine blogs. In 2005 he published the first edition of The Science of Wine, and his second book, Authentic Wine (in collaboration with Sam Harrop) was published in 2011. Since 2005, Goode has been the wine columnist for UK national newspaper The Sunday Express. He also writes regularly for a range of publications, including the World of Fine Wine, Wines and Vines, Wine Business International, Wine and Spirits, and Sommelier Journal. Goode presents on a wide range of topics, and is a widely traveled wine judge. He is a panel chair for the International Wine Challenge, and has recently judged competitions in Melbourne, Sofia, Hungary, and the Loire. In 2006 he won the Glenfiddich Award for Wine Book of the Year, and the following year the same award for Wine Writer of the Year. In 2012 his blog won best overall wine blog in the Wine Bloggers Awards (USA) and he was Blogger of the Year for the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Goode lives in London and is married with two teenage boys. He plays guitar and enjoys cricket, football, running, and photography. And, of course, food and wine.


Packed with fascinating, well-researched information about everything from genetically modified vines to wine allergies, cork taint to micro-oxygenation. Goode is a rarity - a scientist who knows how to explain his subject in an approachable way. -- Tim Atkin MW * Observer *
Stimulating and highly approachable. -- Anthony Rose * The Independent *
This scholarly yet accessible work is an invaluable source for the technicalities of vineyard, winery and tasting. -- Joanna Simon * The Sunday Times *

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