The Australian wine journalist Campbell Mattinson (* 1968) was first at a stock trading company in England, as a dish washer and as a telephone book corrector. In 1987, his wine career began as a journalist, editor, publisher, freelance writer and wine critic
, Mattinson is the publisher of "James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine", founder and publisher of "Australian Sommelier Magazine" and publisher of the website "The Wine Front". His biography of the Australian viticulture pioneer Maurice O'Shea
under the title "Wine Hunter" the author judged James Halliday
as "one of the most remarkable wine books". His other books include "Why the French hate us: The Fight to Save Australian Wine" (2007), "The Big Red Wine Book" (3rd edition 2010) and "Thin Skins: Why the French Hate Australian Wine" (2011 ).