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1 Ted Allen: television personality and food and wine expert 512
2 Roger Scruton: British philosopher, wine columnist of the New Statesman and lecturer on wine philosophy. 496
3 Robert Mondavi: A leading California vineyard operator who pioneered technical improvements and marketing strategies. 407
4 Robert M. Parker, Jr.: An influential wine critic, referenced in the term Parkerization of wine. 392
5 Gary Vaynerchuk: Vlog wine critic of Wine Library TV. 360
6 Jancis Robinson, MW: Wine writer and educator from the UK. 170
7 Philippe de Rothschild: A member of the Rothschild family, and one of the most prolific wine producers in the world. 160
8 Ausonius: Frequently cited by historians of winemaking, as his works give early evidence of large-scale vineyards and viticulture in France. 159
9 Oz Clarke: British wine writer and TV personality. 159
10 Hugh Johnson: British wine writer. 125
11 Michel Rolland: Oenologist and winery consultant. 112
12 Andrea Immer Robinson: Wine expert. 111
13 Steven Spurrier: British wine authority, organized the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. 105
14 James Busby: Widely regarded as the "father" of the Australian wine industry. 104
15 Heidi Peterson Barrett: Winemaker of California cult wines, called by Robert Parker "the first lady of wine". 84
16 Eric Asimov: Wine columnist for The New York Times. 67
17 Nathaniel de Rothschild: Founder of the French wine-making branch of the Rothschild family. 63
18 Michael Broadbent, MW: influential British wine critic and auctioneer. 60
19 Charles Heidsieck: Champagne house founder. 60
20 Ernest Gallo: Largest American wine producer. 60
21 James Suckling: American wine critic of Wine Spectator. 55
22 Christian Moueix French president of Établissements Jean-Pierre Moueix and winemaker. 55
23 Mike Grgich: Winemaker of the Chateau Montelena wine that won the white wine competition, the "Judgment of Paris". 53
24 Georges Duboeuf: Innovative and large Beaujolais bottler. 48
25 Henri Jayer: French vintner, credited with introducing important innovations to Burgundian winemaking. 47
26 Jeannie Cho Lee: First Asian Master of Wine 45
27 Ann C. Noble: Inventor of the Aroma Wheel. 43
28 James Halliday: Australian wine critic and winemaker. 43
29 Mike Steinberger: American wine columnist of Slate. 42
30 Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher: Former wine columnists of The Wall Street Journal. 41
31 George Saintsbury: English writer and critic. 39
32 Stephen Bainbridge, law professor at UCLA, wine blogger 38
33 Raymond Oliver: Wine expert who was a judge in Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. 37
34 Tom Stevenson: British wine writer and Champagne specialist. 33
35 Aubert de Villaine: French wine expert and co-owner of the Domaine de la Romanee-Conti. 33
36 Bernard Magrez: French and global wine estate tycoon. 31
37 Alexis Lichine: Wine writer and ch-teau-owner. 30
38 Jamie Drummond: Scottish/Canadian Sommelier 30
39 Jonathan Nossiter : Film maker and director of Mondovino. 30
40 Warren Winiarski: Winemaker of the Stag's Leap Wine Cellars wine that won the Cabernet Sauvignon competition at the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. 30
41 Robert Lawrence Balzer: Pioneering American wine writer; organizer of the New York Wine Tasting of 1973. 30
42 Malcolm Gluck: British wine writer. 29
43 Paul Draper: Winemaker of Ridge Vineyards 29
44 Debra Meiburg, MW: Hong Kong based wine educator, journalist and wine judge. 28
45 Michel Bettane: French wine writer. 28
46 Gustave Niebaum: Founder of Inglenook Winery. 28
47 Charles F. Shaw: Wine marketing innovator. 27
48 Mark Oldman: Author and columnist for Everyday with Rachael Ray. 27
49 Kevin Zraly: American wine educator and author. 27
50 Sean Thackrey: American experimental winemaker. 26
51 Serena Sutcliffe, MW: British wine writer and the head of Sotheby's International Wine Department. 25
52 David Lynch: American wine writer, restaurant wine director. 25
53 Tim Atkin, MW: British wine writer. 25
54 Alberto Antonini: Oenologist and winery consultant (Frescobaldi, Antinori families in Italy and multiple projects around the world). 25
55 Patricia Gallagher: Judge at the Judgement of Paris tasting. 25
56 Doug Frost, MW, MS: American author and wine consultant 24
57 Anthony Hanson, MW: British Burgundy wine expert. 24
58 Clive Coates, MW: British wine writer. 24
59 Jean-Michel Cazes: French winemaker of estates such as Ch-teau Lynch-Bages and Ch-teau Les Ormes-de-Pez. 24
60 Jeff Burch Australian vigneron & owner of Howard Park, MadFish and Marchand & Burch Wines, in Western Australia. 24
61 Edmund Penning-Rowsell: British wine writer. 24
62 William Vere Cruess: American food scientist who led the rebirth of California wines after the end of Prohibition in 1933. 23
63 Gerard Basset, MW, MS: British hotellier and world sommelier championship holder. 22
64 Stephen Tanzer: American wine critic. 22
65 Jasper Morris, MW: British wine expert. 22
66 George M. Taber: American wine writer. 21
67 Patrick Ricard: Wine & Spirit industry, CEO. 21
68 Max Schubert: Leading winemaker and creator of Penfolds Grange. 21
69 Didier Dagueneau: Loire winemaker of Sauvignon blanc cult wine. 20
70 Jacques Berthomeau: Wine consultant and author of The Berthomeau Report. 20
71 Miguel A. Torres: Pioneering Catalan winemaker and President of family wine company Bodegas Torres 20
72 Anthony Rose: British wine writer for The Independent. 20
73 Henri Martin: French mayor of Saint-Julien, owner of Ch-teau Gloria and Ch-teau Saint-Pierre. 19
74 Nicolas Belfrage, MW: British wine writer, Italian wine expert. 19
75 Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl: American wine writer. 19
76 Peter Gago: Australian winemaker and writer. 19
77 Frank J. Prial: Wine columnist for The New York Times. 18
78 Romeo Bragato: New Zealand wine pioneer. 18
79 Allen Meadows: American wine critic of Burgundy and Pinot Noir wine with the newsletter. 17
80 David Peppercorn, MW: British wine writer. 17
81 Konstantin Frank: Father of vinifera wine growing in the Eastern United States. 16
82 Pat Simon, MW: British wine writer and importer. 16
83 Tom Cannavan: Scottish wine journalist and internet wine site pioneer. 15
84 Thierry Boudinaud: Innovative French winemaker and distributor. 15
85 Alice Feiring: American wine writer and "natural wine" advocate. 14
86 Mary Ewing-Mulligan, MW: American author and wine educator. 14
87 Jean-Claude Vrinat: French wine expert and owner (now deceased) of the restaurant Taillevent. 14
88 Arne Ronold, MW: Wine writer and educator from Norway. 14
89 Ernst Loosen : Renowned German winemaker. 14
90 Len Evans: Central figure in Australian wine industry. 14
91 Louis Bohne : Famous sales agent of Veuve Clicquot. 13
92 Dr. Richard Smart: Australian viticulturalist 13
93 William Charles Winshaw: Pioneer South African vintner. 13
94 Andrew Jefford: English author and editor of wine books. 13
95 Helmut Becker: German viticulturist. 12
96 Christian Vanneque: French wine expert. 12
97 Pancho Campo, MW: Spanish/Chilean wine educator end event organiser. 12
98 Stuart Pigott: British Germany-based wine critic of Feinschmecker and Weingourmet. 11
99 Steve Heimoff: American wine critic of Wine Enthusiast Magazine, author and wine blogger. 11
100 David Schildknecht: American wine critic of The Wine Advocate. 11
101 Alder Yarrow‎: American wine blogger of 11
102 Albert Seibel: A French hybridist (1844–1936) who made "Seibel grapes", that are hybrids of Vitis vinifera and Vitis riparia. 11
103 James Laube: American wine critic of Wine Spectator. 10
104 Pierre Galet: French ampelographer and author. 10
105 Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page: Wine columnists of The Washington Post. 10
106 May-Eliane de Lencquesaing: Owner of Ch-teau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande and Bordeaux wine ambassador. 10
107 Pierre Tari: Secretary General of the Association des Grandes Crus Classes. 10
108 Guy Anderson: Innovative winemaker and distributor. 10
109 Abraham Izak Perold: Developed the Pinotage grape variety. 10
110 Pierre Brejoux: Inspector General of the Appellation d'Origine Controlee Board. 10
111 Gian Luca Mazzella: international wine critic, journalist and documentarian. 10
112 Michel Dovaz: Wine teacher and writer. 9
113 Jon Winroth: American wine critic and educator. 9
114 Jamie Goode: British writer and blogger 9
115 Eben Sadie: South African winemaker of The Sadie Family. 9
116 Robert Finigan: American wine and restaurant critic. 8
117 Karen MacNeil: American author, journalist and wine educator. 8
118 Eric Arnold: Wine columnist for 8
119 Bob Thompson: American wine writer and California specialist. 8
120 Jules Chauvet: French négociant and chemist, considered the "father" of French natural winemaking. 8
121 Edward Behr: Publisher/Editor of The Art of Eating [link]. 8
122 Jacques Puisais: French oenologist and taste philosopher. 8
123 Joshua Greene: American wine critic, publisher and editor-in-chief of Wine & Spirit. 7
124 Robert Joseph: British wine writer. 7
125 John Radford: Author of wine books, and Spanish wine enthusiast. 7
126 Joanna Simon: British wine writer for The Sunday Times. 7
127 Tom Wark: California wine PR executive and blogger of "Fermentation". 7
128 Peter Liem: American wine writer in Champagne, publisher of 7
129 Paul Gregutt: Wine columnist for The Seattle Times and Pacific Northwest editor of Wine Enthusiast Magazine. 7
130 Remington Norman: British wine writer. 6
131 Frank Schoonmaker: Wine writer who promoted labeling wines by grape variety. 6
132 Jean-Claude Rouzaud: Champagne executive. 6
133 Christian Delpeuch: Wine official and Plan Bordeaux promoter. 6
134 Philip J. K. James: CEO of Snooth – wine comparison shopping site. 6
135 Jean-Charles Boisset: head of Boisset Family Estates, Burgundy's largest wine producer. 6
136 Walter Clore: Father of Washington wine. 6
137 Odette Kahn: Leading wine writer and authority in France. 6
138 André Tchelistcheff: "Dean of American Winemakers" 5
139 Franco Ziliani: Italian journalist and wine critic of 5
140 Thierry Manoncourt: French winemaker and owner of Ch-teau Figeac. 5
141 Elin McCoy: American author, Bloomberg Markets wine journalist, biographer of Robert M. Parker, Jr. 5
142 Henri Enjalbert: French professor of geography and specialist in wine geology 5
143 Thierry Jacquillat: French wine industry CEO. 5
144 Richard Graff: Pioneer California winemaker. 5
145 Patrick Comiskey: American wine writer of Wine & Spirits and Los Angeles Times. 5
146 Jean Hugel : Alsatian wine producer 5
147 Tyler Colman‎: American wine blogger publishing under the pen name < 5
148 André Jullien: French wine writer. < 5
149 Jess Jackson: American wine producer < 5
150 Max Léglise: French oenologist. < 5
151 Egon Müller, producer of fine Saar-Riesling < 5
152 Alberico Boncompagni Ludovisi, late Italian prince and winemaker of Fiorano. < 5
153 Claude Moet: Champagne house founder. < 5
154 Georges J. Meekers: wine writer, educator and founder of Wine Campus. < 5
155 André Simon: Wine merchant, gourmet, and wine writer. < 5
156 Dom Perignon: A Benedictine monk incorrectly credited with the invention of Champagne. < 5
157 Eric LeVine: Creator of the wine database software CellarTracker, now GrapeStories. < 5
158 Prince Leo Galitzine: The founder of Russian wine-making industry (Massandra, Novyi Svet, Abrau-Dyurso) < 5
159 Bob Trinchero : Inventor of White Zinfandel < 5
160 René Renou: French wine industry leader. < 5
161 Jon Bonné: Wine columnist for San Francisco Chronicle. < 5
162 József Törley : Founder of József Törley & Co. – Hungary's most successful sparkling wine producer. < 5
163 Matt Kramer: American wine writer and columnist of The New York Sun, The Oregonian and Wine Spectator. < 5
164 Paul Champoux: Washington wine grower < 5
165 Stéphane Derenoncourt: French oenologist and winery consultant. < 5
166 Jean-Rémy Moët: Champagne merchant. < 5
167 Émile Peynaud: Renowned French oenologist. < 5
168 Thomas Munson: His proposal saved European wine industry from extinction. < 5


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