Robert Joseph is one of the most broadly experienced members of the wine industry. He learned the rudiments of winemaking while living in Burgundy, and as co-creator of the le Grand Noir, a French brand which ships nearly 4m bottles to 60 countries. He learned to serve wine in his parents’ restaurant and has judged top sommelier competitions. As a writer, he launched Wine International magazine and helped launch Meininger's Wine Business International, of which he is editor at large. His 25 books, include an award-winning annual guide, the Complete Encyclopedia of Wine, the Wines of the Americas and the widely translated French Wine. He co-created the International Wine Challenge - IWC - and took it to China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, India, Vietnam, Thailand, Russia and Poland and has run other wine competitions in several continents. He has taught at the Burgundy and Sonoma Wine Business Schools, given keynotes at numerous high level conferences, frequently appeared on radio and TV and was co-presenter of the Real Business of Wine webcasts. He was also co-creator of the DOILIKEIT Research agency. As a consultant, his clients have included Brazil, Moldova, Australia, Georgia, Accolade, Origin, Torres, Chateaux Brane Cantenac and Malartic Lagraviere, and Prince Esterhazy. He is currently working on an exciting new project in Georgia. His next book will appear in 2021.