John Saker started his working life as a professional basketball player in France after attending universities in New Zealand and the US. In 1984 he took up a career in journalism. He started writing about wine in 1998 and is currently Cuisine magazine's New Zealand wine writer, and drinks columnist for Sunday magazine. He is the author of Pinot Noir: The New Zealand Story and Vinacular: A Wine Lover's A-Z, and a contributor to Griffith Review 43: Pacific Highways.
'However much you know about wine, this book is a must' Terry Dunleavy, New Zealand Wine Grower 'This elegantly written, information-stuffed book will give hours of pleasure' Warwick Roger, North & South 'If you're going to read only one book about wine, make it this one' Simon Wilson, Cuisine 'Witty and bright, vigorous and exciting ... This book is worth every cent' Kate Fraser, The Press 'Saker writes about wine in a way that makes you long for whatever it is he's had' Margo White, Metro 'A delightful personal account of why drinking good wine matters ... a wonderful gift for the wine connoisseur' Homestyle