Born in Algeria, Patrick Dussert-Gerber (* 1956) is considered the most prolific wine author and author wine critic
France. After graduating, he began his career as a wine journalist. The occasion was an encounter with the renowned oenologist Jacques de Guilhem Loustaunau, during which he subsequently learned the art of tasting. The magazine "Magnum", founded by him, was the first consumer magazine for wines and spirits. Launched in 1980, the annually updated "Guide des Vins" is appreciated by amateurs and professionals alike and is considered one of the best independent wine guide
, There are 10,000 wines described by 1,900 winegrowers. There is also a website of the same name and a second named Millesime.fr. Dussert-Gerber has written over 40 wine books, the most important of which are L'Encyclopédie Mondiale des Vins, Le Guide des Vins d'Europe, Le Guide d'achat des bons Vins (Guide to Good Wines), Le Guide des meilleurs produits et spécialités de Franc, L'Amour du Vin, The Guide of the Vins de Bordeaux and Les Vins du Siècle (Wines of the Century).