Stephen Brook has been a contributing editor to Decanter since 1996 and has won a clutch of awards for his writing on wine. The author of more than 30 books, his works include Complete Bordeaux, now the definitive study of the region and in its second edition, and The Wines of California, which won three awards. His most recently published book, The Finest Wines of California, is his third on Californian wine. Brook also fully revised the last two editions of Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion, and he writes for magazines in many countries.
Stephen Brook's articles
Wine Legend: Domaine Leroy, Richebourg 1999
This domaine is among the very greatest properties in Burgundy....
Barolo 2015 & Barbaresco 2016
Stephen Brook reports from Piedmont’s Nebbiolo Prima tastings, picking the best of the new releases as well as riservas from Barolo 2013 and Barbaresco 2014
Behind the label
Stephen Brook delves into the fascinating history of 10 of the most recognisable labels from Bordeaux châteaux
Wine Legend: R López de Heredia, Viña Tondonia Blanco 1964
A wine with 'brilliant focus and balance...'
Nebbiolo beyond Italy - Ask Decanter
Where can you find Nebbiolo made in countries other than Italy...?
Premier cru status, grand cru quality
Things change, even in stately Burgundy, and producers in the region are free to apply for a vineyard’s status to be upgraded, if the quality justifies it. But what are their chances? Stephen Brook assesses the promotion prospects of the seven most likely premier cru candidates, north to south, recommending two wines from each.
Barbaresco 2016 & Riserva 2014: Latest releases
Stephen Brook reports on the latest vintage releases from Barbaresco...
It may be a bit tricky to pronounce, but Blaufränkisch has made a name for itself, as Austrian producers explore its potential for quality wines. Stephen Brook introduces a native grape that deserves to have global recognition...
Wine Legend: Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia 1985
What makes it a wine legend?
Masseto | Super Tuscans
Thirty years after its first vintage, this 100% Merlot continues to stand apart from its Bolgheri neighbours as an exceptional single-vineyard expression. The key is in the individuality of the terroir, explains Stephen Brook...