Stuart Pigott

Stuart Pigott


Stuart Pigott is a British wine critic and author who has lived in Berlin since 1993. Author of 'Best White Wine on Earth - The Riesling Story', Stuart was in his early twenties when he began writing about wine and published his first article in Decanter Magazine in 1984.

Married to sommelier and food writer Ursula Heinzelmann, he moved from the UK to Berlin in 1993 and published his first German-language book in 1994. From a young age, he joined fellow British wine writer (and Riesling Fellow) Hugh Johnson in taking a critical view towards the mass production mentality that prevailed in parts of the German wine industry, and thus became popular with more quality-oriented producers.

 

 

 

In recent years, taking his inspiration from Hunter S. Thompson and Tom Wolfe, he has written a number of free educational wine videos in the "Gonzo" style of journalism, and in 2008, he took lessons at the University of Applied Sciences in Geisenheim comprising the Geisenheim Grape Breeding Institute.