Stephen Brook

Stephen Brook

Stephen Brook has been a contributing editor to Decanter since 1996 and has won a clutch of awards for his writing on wine. The author of more than 30 books, his works include Complete Bordeaux, now the definitive study of the region and in its second edition, and The Wines of California, which won three awards. His most recently published book, The Finest Wines of California, is his third on Californian wine. Brook also fully revised the last two editions of Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion, and he writes for magazines in many countries.

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Bordeaux is in a constant state of flux. Properties frequently change hands as economic crises or inheritance issues persuade owners to throw in the towel. On the Left Bank in…


The day before going to visit Christophe Roumier, I asked some of his neighbours what questions I should pose. The reply came as a chorus: ‘Ask him why he doesn’t…