Anthony Hanson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthony Hanson is a British Master of Wine[1] and a senior consultant to Christie's International Wine Department, as well as an expert on Burgundy,[2] an international wine judge and author.[3] His book Burgundy was first published in 1982, and since reissued in 2003.[4] Following its initial publication, the book gained notoriety in part due to the famous description, "Great Burgundy smells of shit", a sentence which was modified in later editions.[5]

Hanson has also contributed to publications such as Decanter[2] and The World of Fine Wine.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Masters of Wine, Anthony Hanson profile
  2. ^ a b Hanson, Anthony, MW, (August 19, 2009). Burgundy: Domaines
  3. ^ Specialist Departments: Wine
  4. ^ Kissack, Chris, "Wine Books: Anthony Hanson".
  5. ^ Atkin, Tim, The Observer (February 9, 2003). Something stinks...