Bob (Robert G.) Thompson (1934-) is a
California-based wine writer. He is the author or co-author of several books on California wines, and the author of the
San Francisco Examiner's weekly wine column from 1970 to 2000. His papers include correspondence, manuscripts,
published writings, menus and invitations to California wine events, reference files, ephemera, and a small set of materials
related to Mr. Thompson's professional activities as a whole.
Bob (Robert G.) Thompson (1934-) is a California-based wine writer. During his forty-year career, Thompson focused on
California wines with an emphasis on wine as a beverage to accompany food. He is the author or co-author of several books
Pocket Encyclopedia of California Wine,
Wine Atlas of California and the Pacific Northwest, and
The California Wine Book (with Hugh Johnson). Bob Thompson is perhaps best known as a wine journalist: most
notably, he wrote the
San Francisco Examiner's weekly wine column from 1970 to 2000. Thompson has also written for
Sunset Magazine, the Slow Food publications
California Magazine, and
American Wine and Food: The American Institute of Wine and Food Monthly among many others.
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