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Stuart Pigott is a British and German wine journalist and scriptwriter based in the historic town of Eppstein in the Taunus Hills close to Frankfurt. He is a Senior Editor at www.JamesSuckling. Pigott was born in 1960 in London where he concluded his studies with a master’s degree in cultural history at the Royal College of Art in 1986. After that he abandoned his plans for an academic peer in favor of wine journalism.
More than 30 years ago he moved to Berlin where he began writing for English and German language newspapers. He was the wine columnist of the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung from the first issue in September 2001 until March 2019. Since 1988 Pigott has published a string of wine books, but since the majority of them only appeared in German they remain little known. During the first decade of this century he wrote in them extensively on wine and globalization.
His last English language book was Best White Wine on Earth: Riesling (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, 2014). His latest German language wine book is Weinland Deutschland (Tre Torri, Wiesbaden, 2021).