The native Scot and London-based physician Dr. Alexander Henderson (1780-1863) was the author of numerous important publications and, among other things, a member of the famous "Encyclopaedia Britannica". He visited the winegrowing regions in Italy. France and Germany and then wrote the book "The History of Ancient and Modern Wines," which was published in 1824. In it he compares the ancient wines with the wines of his time. Based on his medical expertise, the specific aspects of wine tasting are particularly important. His reviews of French Bordeaux wines were at the Bordeaux Classification of the year 1855 as one of the criteria involved in the decision.
He was one of the first wine writers to try to bridge the gap between specialist-only wine experts and the understanding and limited knowledge of the general consumer. He remarked: "If we are told that a wine is obtrusive, volatile, fleeting and so on, then this is not at all expedient. The only satisfactory and understandable way to give a wine description is in comparison to another taste that humanity has in general agreed upon " . See the topic complex in detail under wine address and wine review,