Robert Joseph and Margaret Rand, Foreword by Robert Mondavi

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About the Authors
Robert Joseph is the wine correspondent for The Sunday Telegraph in London and founding editor of WINE Magazine. Among his many achievements, he has won writing awards from the Marques de Caceres, Glenfiddich, and the Wine Guild of the UK. Robert Joseph is the author of several books, including French Wines, also published by Dorling Kindersley.

Margaret Rand is an award-winning wine writer and former editor of WINE Magazine, Wine and Spirit International and Whisky Magazine. She contributes to a wide range of publications, including The Sunday Times, The Daily Telegraph, WINE Magazine and the web site She also wrote the audio guide for Vinopolis, London's major wine exhibit.

Robert Mondavi, now in this mid-80's, is American's foremost ambassador of wine. In 1966, he set up the now celebrated Robert Mondavi Winery in California, and single-handedly has popularized new styles of wine, such as Chenin Blanc. With Julia Child, Robert is currently Co-chairman of the American Institute of Wine and Food, which is devoted to celebrating food, wine, and the arts in American culture. He is also the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the American Wine Society's "1982 Winemaker of the Year Award" and Harvard Business Association's "Business Leader of the Year Award" in 1997.

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