James Lawther MW
James Lawther MW is a contributing editor to Decanter, as well as an independent wine writer, lecturer and tour guide based in Bordeaux. He retailed wine at Steven Spurrier's Les Caves de la Madeleine in Paris in the 1980s, and has lectured at the Academie du Vin. His early career also involved stints as cellarhand in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Roussillon and Western Australia. He became an MW in 1993. He is the author of The Heart of Bordeaux and The Finest Wines of Bordeaux and has contributed to a number of wine books including Dorling Kindersley’s Wines of the World, The Global Encyclopedia of Wine, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and Oz Clarke’s Bordeaux.