TasteSpirit Chief Scientific Officer and TerroirSense Wine Review Editor-in-Chief Ian D’Agata, one of the world’s top dozen wine experts and critics, has been put in charge of the wines of Alsace section of the world’s best selling wine guide, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book. The guide has sold more than 12 Million copies worldwide and 45 editions. D’Agata has been visiting and writing about Alsace and it’s wineries for one to two months a year for the past twenty years, and is generally considered to be the world’s top English-language Alsace wine expert. Already in charge of the Italy section of the guide for the past six years, Ian D’Agata has written the Alsace chapter as well for this year’s edition of the Hugh Johnson Pocket Wine Book.
“Needless to say I am very proud and happy about this honour. I have been drinking Alsace wines regularly since my teens and know all the producers there very well, have guided over a hundred masterclasses on Alsace wines over the years and regularly feature then in the courses of the TerroirSense Wine Academy that I direct and an President of here in Shanghai. I am very grateful that Hugh Johnson, Margaret Rand, and their team have asked me to take over this prestigious assignment, and I will do my best not just for the guide but also to showcase and highlight all that is great about Alsace’s wines, its great people, and amazing diversity of terroirs”.