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About Jamie Goode
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Jamie Goode is a London-based winewriter who is currently wine columnist with UK national newspaper The Sunday ExpressAs well as writing he also lectures and judges wine.

He won the 2007 Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the year award, and contributes regularly to a range of publications including The World of Fine Wine, Noble Rot, Wine and Spirits (USA), Wine Business International, Drinks International, Wines and Vines and Vine Pair. His first book, Wine Science, won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book in 2006, and a second edition was released in 2014. Jamie has also made numerous presentations and lectures, conducted many tastings and is an established wine judge (co-chair for the International Wine Challenge, among others). He was one of the organizers for the International Sparkling Wine Symposium (March 2009, November 2011, November 2013). I Taste Red, published in 2016, won the Roederer Award in 2017.

Jamie came to wine writing by a rather convoluted route, via a PhD in plant biology and several years of working as a book editor, before he began publishing wineanorak.com, which is now one of the leading wine websites. He has also appeared on TV (Richard and Judy, Sky News, BBC1, BBC Breakfast, BBC News Channel and Channel 5 News).

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Social Media:

Twitter: @jamiegoode 45.2K followers

Instagram: @drjamiegoode 20 K followers


  • 2018 Roederer International Wine Awards, shortlisted for online writer
  • 2017 Roederer International Wine Awards, winner Best Wine Book for I Taste Red
  • 2017 James Beard Foundation Nominee for I Taste Red
  • 2017 Shortlisted as Drinks Writer for Fortnum & Mason Awards
  • 2105 Shortlisted in two categories for Roederer International Wine Awards
  • 2014 Winner best overall wine blog, Wine Blog Awards
  • 2013 Shortlisted in two categories for Roederer International Wine Awards
  • 2012 Winner IWSC Wine Blog of the Year (jointly with Helen McGinn)
  • 2012 Winner best overall wine blog, Wine Blog Awards
  • 2012 Shortlisted for the International Wine and Spirits Competition Communicator of the Year award
  • 2012 Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Awards for Authentic Wine
  • 2011 Shortlisted in three categories for Roederer International Wine Awards
  • 2011 Runner-up, Born Digital Wine Awards, Editorial Writing category
  • 2010 Shortlisted in three categories for Roederer Awards
  • 2010 Shortlisted for International Wine and Spirits Competition Communicator of the Year award
  • 2009 Landmark Australia Tutorial
  • 2008 Portuguese Wine Awards (Journalist Award)
  • 2008 Shortlisted for Roederer (Online Wine Writer, for work on this site)
  • 2008 Shortlisted for International Wine and Spirits Competition Communicator of the Year award
  • 2007 Glenfiddich Wine Writer of the Year
  • 2006 Glenfiddich Drinks Book of the Year (for Wine Science)
  • 2006 World Gourmet Summit Wine Article of the Year (for a piece in Asia Tatler)
  • 2006 Shortlisted for International Wine and Spirits Competition Communicator of the Year award
  • 2006 Shortlisted for Andre Simon award
  • 2006 Shortlisted for Roederer Wine Writer of the Year 
  • 2005 Shortlisted for Roederer Wine Writer of the Year
  • 2004 Shortlisted for Glenfiddich Winewriter of the Year
  • 2004 Shortlisted for Lanson Ivory Label award (for wineanorak.com)

Contact details:

E-mail: jamie@wineanorak.com 
Phone: 020 8890 7330

Jamie Goode on TV

BBC1 Rip Off Britain: Food, Episode 5
Involved in a major segment in this show looking at falsely discounted wines, broadcast 21 March 2014, BBC1

Also, beer-related, a segment on BBC Rip Off Britain on how 'foreign' beers are often brewed in the UK.

BBC News


Sky News

Britain's Really Disgusting Drinks, BBC3, September 2010
I did some undercover filming with presenter Alex Riley, looking at the practice of 'false' half-price wine in supermarkets (read more here)

Channel 4 News
Sat 30th September 2011, interviewed for a segment on 'Row brewing with CAMRA', about the rise of the craft beer brewing scene and CAMRA's response

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Jamie Goode in print   


Weekly column in the Sunday Express since June 2005. This covers wine mostly, but also sometimes beer, spirits and cocktails. It's a page in S Magazine, and has seven recommendations weekly. 

Previously did a weekly column for The Western Mail 

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I Taste Red: the science of wine tasting (University of California Press, 2016)
Winner, Roederer Award for wine book of the year and a nominee for the James Beard Awards
Wine Science/The Science of Wine
Published by Mitchell Beazley (November 2005) and The University of California Press (March 2006). This won the 2006 Glenfiddich Award for best drinks book. In 2014 the second edition of this book was released, with quite a bit of revision (more details here).

Authentic wine: toward natural and sustainable winemaking

This book, written with Sam Harrop MW, was published by University of California Press in September 2011.

It explores the various dimensions of naturalness in wine, including the natural wine movement, but also with a wider scope, looking critically at issues of sustainability, authenticity and the role of human intervention in making interesting wines.

The scope is broad, taking in issues such as wine faults, yeasts, terroir, the diversity of wine, carbon footprints and marketing. 

Read more about it here; order it here


Wine Bottle Closures, published by Flavour Press (May 2006).  
The Science of Sauvignon Blanc, published in 2011 in conjunction with New Zealand wine growers, see www.flavourpress.com  

Contributor to new Dorling Kindersley Publication titled The Wine Opus, writing sections of Australia, Portugal and New Zealand, published in 2010

Chapter in Managing Wine Quality Volume 2, published in 2010, on alternative wine closures.

Papers in each of two books on wine and philosophy: Questions of taste (Signal Books/OUP) and Wine and philosophy (Blackwell)

Insider's view sections on Portugal for American Express Food and Wine Guide 2007, 2008 and 2009

Sections on Portugal, Austria, Germany and Port for Which? Wine Guide 2005.

Contributor to the third edition of the Oxford Companion to Wine.

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Magazine Articles

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Lectures and presentations

  • Led a session on the perception of wine at the Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration, Niagara, Canada, July 2018

  • Prowein, Dusseldorf, March 2018 - seminars for Canada, New Zealand and Oregon

  • Talk at the Lallemand Entretiens Scientifique, Marlborough, New Zealand, March 2018

  • Presentation on I Taste Red, Tokyo, November 2017

  • Talk at Climate Change and Wine conference, Montreal, Canada, November 2017

  • Keynote speaker at the Elgin Chardonnay Symposium, South Africa, October 2016, and October 2017

  • Prowein, Dusseldorf, March 2017 - seminars for Canda and New Zealand

  • Two talks at the Australian Wine Technical Conference, Adelaide, July 2016

  • Closing keynote speech at the ICCWS, Brighton, May 2016

  • Led masterclass on Canadian wine, Canada House, May 2016

  • Led three seminars on Canadian wine, Prowein, Dusseldorf, March 2016

  • Speaker at the Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, Blenheim, NZ, January 2016

  • Took part in a panel on the history of natural wine, Rootstock Sydney, November 2015

  • Gave a talk on the future of Bordeaux Primeurs, Hong Kong, November 2015

  • Panel member on Old Vines Seminar with Wine Australia, London, November 2015

  • Lectured to the Finnish Sommeliers Association, Tempere, Finland, August 2015

  • Lectured on minerality in wine, Lisbon, Portugal, July 2015

  • Took part in a panel on Canadian wine, Canada House, May 2015

  • Chaired the Napa Valley seminar, Beast, London, June 2015

  • Lectured for Netherlands Magister Vini and Guild of Sommeliers, January 2015

  • Minerality and terroir, a talk at the Wine & Culinary Forum, Barcelona, October 2014

  • Moderating the Grand Seminar at the International Pinot Noir Celebration, McMinville, Oregon, July 2014

  • Panelist at the New California tasting, London, April 2014

  • Led a panel on Ripeness levels in Pinot Noir at In Pursuit of Balance conference, San Francisco, March 2014

  • Gave a talk on alcohol reduction and lighter style wines, Santiago, Chile, December 2013

  • Led a panel at Wine Vision conference, London, November 2013

  • Gave a presentation on authenticity and terroir in wine at Gastronomika, San Sebastien, Spain, September 2013

  • Gave a talk on authenticity in wine, Sofia, Bulgaria, July 2013

  • Gave two talks on authentic wine and terroir, Rosh Pina, Israel, May 2013

  • Gave a presentation on natural wine at LIWF, May 2013

  • Gave a talk/tasting on biodynamic wines at VinCe, Budapest, March 2013

  • Gave a talk on Riesling's prospects in the marketplace at the aromatics symposium, Nelson, New Zealand, February 2013

  • Panel member on two different panels at the EWBC, Izmir, Turkey, November 2012

  • Presentation on the Science of Sauvignon in the Loire, November 2012 

  • Chaired a panel on wine marketing at the LIWF, May 2012

  • Chaired a panel on oxygen in wine at the London International Wine Fair, May 2011

  • Panel member for Just Drinks session on the UK wine market at LIWF, May 2011

  • Panel member for Wine Intelligence session on the digital conversation at LIWF, May 2011

  • Speaker at the 1st Encontro e Prova Internacional de Vinho, Celorico de Beira, Portugal, March 2011

  • Speaker at the Harper's Champagne summit, March 2011 

  • Talk on prospects for Hungarian wines: prospects for export markets, at BASF annual conference for growers in Eger, Hungary, February 2011 

  • Talk on reduction, and non-fruit flavours in wine, Pollenza, Piedmont, July 9 2010

  • Speaker at the second Infowine forum, May 2010, Vila Real, Portugal - subject: prospect for Portuguese wines in export markets

  • Talk on sustainability at Pinot Noir 2010, Wellington, New Zealand, February 2010

  • From Plant to Cup: Flavour in Coffee and Wine, University of London (speaker on flavour extraction in wine), January 2010

  • Amarone in the UK marketplace, seminar in Valpolicella, Italy, December 2009

  • Conducted masterclasses for Codorniu, Taste of London, June 2009

  • Compered the International Sparkling Wine Symposium, March 2009

  • One of the presenters for the Lallemand Tour, 2009 (Nimes, Saumur, Macon and Bordeaux)

  • Panel chair for 'clones' session, World Sauvignon Congress, Graz, August 2008

  • Presentation on wine faults for the Lallemand Scientific Conference, Denmark, May 2008

  • Talk on 'Natural wine', the UK Vineyards Association Annual conference, 2008 

  • On 'natural wines', Wines of Chile Awards Conference, Santiago, January 2008

  • Talk on 'Wine Science', the Science Museum, Smith Centre, 2008

  • Tasting and talk on 'wine science' for the Cheltenham Science Festival, Cheltenham Town Hall, 2007

  • Chaired two sessions (Closures and Logistics) at Wine Evolution 2007, Paris, January 2007 

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  • Co-chair for The International Wine Challenge, 2017,  2018

  • Judge at the South African Top 100 awards, Cape Town, March 2011, March 2012, March 2013, March 2014, March 2015, March 2016 (chief judge)

  • Panel Chair for the International Wine Challenge 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Overseas judge, National Wine Awards of Canada, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014

  • Judged at the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge, Stellenbosch, South Africa, July 2014, 2015, 2016

  • Judge for World of Fine Wine, Chenin Blanc (2018) and South America (2018)

  • Judge Roederer Wine Writer Awards, 2012 and 2014

  • Panel Chair, Serbian Wine Awards, November 2013

  • Judge Fortnum & Mason Food & Wine Awards, May 2013

  • Panel Chair, Wines of the Balkans Competition, May 2013

  • Overseas judge, Royal Melbourne Wine Show, Australia, October 2012

  • Judge, Pannon Wine Awards, Hungary, May 2012

  • Judge 2012 Loire Sauvignon Ambassadors, France, March 2012

  • Judge for IGP Top 100, March 2011, March 2014, March 2015, March 2017, March 2018

  • Judge, Fairtrade Wine Awards 2008

  • Judge for the Loire Cabernet Franc Ambassadors 2009

  • Judge for the IWC Merchants Award 2008

  • Chair of judges for the UK South West Vineyards Association Annual Awards 2008, 2009

  • Judge, Annual Wines of Chile Awards 2008

  • Judge, Top 100 Vin de Pays, 2006

  • Benchmarking Nero D'Avola, Sicily, August 2003 

  • Several Blind Tasting panels for Drinks International and Wine & Spirit

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