Andrew Jefford, Regional chair for Languedoc-Roussillon
Andrew Jefford has been writing and broadcasting about wine (as well as food, whisky, travel and perfume) since the late 1980s, and has won many awards for his work, the latest of which is Best Drink Book from the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards for Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course, published in the UK by Ryland, Peters & Small. He writes a monthly column for Decanter, as well as writing for a wide range of other publications, including The Financial Times. He has just spent 15 months in Australia as a senior research fellow at Adelaide University and wine writer in residence to the Wine 2030 Research Network, and he is currently writing a book on Australia’s wine landscape and terroirs based on his time there. He also takes his duties as panel chairman for Languedoc-Roussillon so seriously that he is at present trying to settle in Montpellier with his family. When not working and travelling the wine world, he enjoys nature, music and swimming.