Benjamin Lewin was founding editor of the journal Cell before he started writing about wine. He is one of 300 Masters of Wine and has published five books on wine, What Price Bordeaux? (2009), Wine Myths and Reality (2010), In Search of Pinot Noir (2011), Claret & Cabs: the Story of Cabernet Sauvignon (2013), and Wines of Modern France: a Guide to 500 Leading Vineyards.. His objective is to look critically at the factors that determine the character of wine. He also writes the myths and realities column in the World of Fine Wine as well as articles for Decanter magazine, Wine & Spirits, and TONG. His books have been shortlisted for the prestigious Andre Simon and Roederer wine book awards. He divides his time between the East coast of the United States and the wine regions of Europe.