Paul Lukacs is a wine writer whose work has been honored with James Beard, IACP, and Clicquot awards. The author of three books, American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine (2000), The Great Wines of America (2005), and Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World’s Most Ancient Pleasures (2012), he explores both contemporary trends and historical developments in the culture of wine production and appreciation. From 1994 to 2010 he contributed weekly features as the wine columnist for The Washington Times, and over the years he has written for a range of magazines, including Saveur (where he served as wine editor), Wine & Spirits, Wine Review Online, and American Heritage. A graduate of Kenyon College and the Johns Hopkins University, he also is a Professor of English at Loyola University Maryland, and serves on the executive board of the Phi Beta Kappa Society. His areas of academic specialization include nineteenth century American literature and literary criticism and theory.
Inventing Wine: A New History of One of the World's Most Ancient Pleasures
The Great Wines of America: The Top Forty Vintners, Vineyards, and Vintages
American Vintage: The Rise of American Wine