Michael Karam was born in London in 1965 to Lebanese parents. A journalist and wine writer, he has appeared in The Times, Sunday Express, Esquire, The Spectator, Decanter, and Harpers among others. He is author of Wines of Lebanon, which won the Gourmand Award for the ‘Best Book on New World Wine 2005’ and Chateau Ksara: 150 Years of Wine Making 1957-2007. He is also the co-author of Life’s Like That and Life’s Even More Like That, two books that take a light-hearted look at the Lebanese. He is also a contributor to the award-winning Wine Report and the Oxford Companion to Wine. He lives in Beirut with his wife and two children.