The English wine journalist Stuart Pigott (*1960) is considered an absolute expert on Germany and Riesling. By his own admission, he became a wine lover through a 1971 vintage of Château Cheval Blanc. Germany is his adopted country; he has lived in Berlin for a long time. In his books he writes quite critically with a "pointed pen". His first book "Die großen deutschen Rieslingweine" (The Great German Riesling Wines) was published in 1994 and was a great success. It was followed, among others, by the books "Die führenden Winzer und Spitzenweine Deutschlands", "Göttertrank und Blendwerk - Von der schwierigen Liebe zum Wein", "Rhein und Mosel" and "Die großen Weißweine Deutschlands". Together with Hugh Johnson, he wrote several works, including "Atlas der deutschen Weine - Lagen, Produzenten, Weinstraßen". Pigott was awarded the Steinfeder Prize for wine journalism in 1992 and in 2004 he received the "Prix du Champagne Lanson". He supports with his project "Wine helps. Wine lovers against AIDS", he supports the German AIDS Foundation. See more wine authors under Literature.