Guest WSET educator
After receiving his Master’s Degree in Cultural History from the Royal College of Art in London in 1986 Stuart Pigott realised that the only way he could earn a living was to write about wine. He has lived in Germany for almost 30 years and although his name is most closely associated with the wines of the Rhine and Mosel he has undertaken in-depth research in regions as widely contrasting as the Médoc in Bordeaux, Hua Hin in Thailand and Northern Michigan in the USA.
In 2008-9 Pigott was a guest student at the famous wine university in Geisenheim/Germany and combines the scientific approach he learned there with hardcore gonzo journalism inspired by the works of Hunter S Thompson. He is a contributing editor to JamesSuckling.com, the wine columnist of the Sunday edition of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany’s equivalent of the New York Times) and has his own blog, www.stuartpigott.com.