Stuart Pigott

Stuart Pigott

Stuart Pigott

Stuart Pigott is a British wine journalist living in Berlin. He has published a number of other wine books, including Touring in Wine Country, the Wine Atlas of Germany, Planet Wine, and Life Beyond Liebfraumilch.

  1. The Prophecies of Ze’ev Dunie

    The Prophecies of Ze’ev Dunie

    "I can’t help thinking of Joseph K. the hapless antihero of Kafka’s The Trial. That’s hardly a cool association for a wine, although back in the early 1990s I once got into the Limelight night club in NYC by telling the doorkeeper I was Joseph K." Stuart Pigott
  2. BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 4 –  Why Hipsters Hate Bordeaux

    BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 4 – Why Hipsters Hate Bordeaux

    "The biggest mistake most of the hipster somms make is their assumption that fruity wine aromas are fake and obscure the non-fruity authentic taste of wine. For them it only becomes apparent when the fruity “mask” is removed. " Stuart Pigott
  3. BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 3 – New Bordeaux, Money, Secrets and Michel Rolland

    BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 3 – New Bordeaux, Money, Secrets and Michel Rolland

    Is Michel Rolland the Darth Vader of Bordeaux winemaking? Stuart Pigott probes.
  4. BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 2 "The Switcheroo"

    BDX: Falling in Love again? Part 2 "The Switcheroo"

    Stuart Pigott on how the big expensive Bordeaux producers are engaging in the "The Switcheroo" on unknowing consumers and the meaning of "terroir" in BDX.
  5. Bordeaux: Falling in Love again? Part 1

    Bordeaux: Falling in Love again? Part 1

    Batman, ABBA, Tate Britain, blond Norwegian hostesses with perfect teeth, American bankers, princes, fraudsters: Venture down the rabbit hole of Bordeaux with Stuart Pigott.
  6. How The Hipster Somms Could Get Away With Murder And How We Can Stop Them

    How The Hipster Somms Could Get Away With Murder And How We Can Stop Them

    "The general hipster obsession with authenticity (think Portlandia) leads the hardcore hipster somms to dismiss fruity aromas in wine as the work of the twin devils of science and industry." Stuart Pigott
  7. THE RISE OF THE HIPSTER SOMM – Part 3:  Awesome Hair and the Death of Delicious

    THE RISE OF THE HIPSTER SOMM – Part 3: Awesome Hair and the Death of Delicious

    "If a hipster somm can tick enough of these boxes for a particular product, then it becomes a Fancy Wine and it’s name enters the hipster somm loop where all the other hipster somms pick up on it." Stuart Pigott
  8. The Rise of the Hipster Sommelier Part II: The Bubble People of NYWC and Their Fancy Wines

    The Rise of the Hipster Sommelier Part II: The Bubble People of NYWC and Their Fancy Wines

    "Isn’t it time to name names? I had to point out to them that I’m not the DA of wine and this is not a list of people wanted for felonies." - Stuart Pigott
  9. The Rise of the Hipster Sommelier

    The Rise of the Hipster Sommelier

    "Call it a collective delusion they’re suffering from if you will, but that doesn’t alter the fact the hipster somms have an all-American hardwired-for-positive conviction they are the New Masters of the Universe!" - Stuart Pigott
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