Michael Cooper in 4 Whetu Place, Mairangi Bay, Auckland
Michael Cooper is New Zealand's most acclaimed wine writer, with 35 books and several major literary awards to his credit. In the 2004 New Year Honours, Michael was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to wine writing. The weekly wine columnist for the New Zealand Listener, Michael is New Zealand editor of Australia's Winestate magazine and chairman of its New Zealand tasting panel. He is also the New Zealand consultant for Hugh Johnson's annual, best selling Pocket Wine Book and the acclaimed World Atlas of Wine.