Peter Forrestal is a freelance wine writer, editor and judge based in Perth, Australia. Of the 34 books he has published, highlights include The Global Encyclopedia of Wine, Discover Australia: Wineries and 11 editions of Quaff. Aside from Decanter, he has contributed to The Sunday Times and Gourmet Traveller. He was also food and wine editor of the Western Review. He was chairman of judges for the Gourmet Traveller Wine Winemaker of the Year Awards since 1998 and Australia’s Wine List of the Year since 2008.