Brook, Stephen. The Finest Wines of California: a regional guide to the best producers & their wines. Aurum Press: London, UK 2011. 4to sm SC 320pp. Indent
Stephen Brook (London, 1947- ) studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in 1969. He then worked in Boston, Massachusetts as an editor for the Atlantic Monthly Magazine and two local publishing houses. After his return to England, he pursued a career in publishing, as a commissioning editor for Routledge, Kegan, & Paul (1976-1980), and subsequently for Harvester Press. In 1982 he became a full-time writer.
Since then Stephen Brook has written many books on travel, both guide books and more personal accounts. He has also compiled anthologies, and written numerous books on wine, especially on the wines of Bordeaux and California. He contributes articles regularly to four international wine magazines, lectures on wine at Christie's Education in London, and is in demand as a guest judge at wine competitions around the world.
He lives in London.
Author Website: www.stephenbrook.com