The Austrian wine book author and wine critic Dr. Viktor Siegl (* 1952) studied law at the University of Wien and then worked in the Federal Service from 1978 onwards. Since 1983, he has published numerous publications on the topics of wine and wine culture, among others in the magazines Everything about wine and vinaria,
Together with Prof. Rudolf Steurer (1924-2013) the work "Österreichischer Weinführer" was published in 2000 with 6,650 addresses and 2,550 descriptions of wineries. Since 1997, the same co-author has published the periodical "The Best Wines in Austria" based on the results of the most important national and international competitions. With Johann Werfring was born in 2009 "The Austrian Wine Cook Book".