Joanna Simon is a British author and wine journalist known for her column in The Sunday Times from 1987 to 2009. She has also columns in Style Magazine, has previously worked as editor of the consumer magazine Wine and Wine & Spirit, occasionally contributes to publications such as Wine & Spirit, Waitrose Food Illustrated and Decanter, and functions as a wine tasting judge.
Simon has published the books The Sunday Times Book of Wine, Wine: An Introduction, '‘Discovering Wine'’ and '‘Wine with Food'’. She has also presented the BBC Radio 4 series The Bottle Uncorked.
In September 2008 Simon was also one of five UK wine writers, along with Tim Atkin MW, Anthony Rose, Tom Cannavan and Olly Smith, to launch an online wine ratings magazine for the UK called The Wine Gang. After 22 years with The Sunday Times, Simon's column ended in March 2009.
An occasional lecturer, she has urged Chilean winemakers to "'lighten up' on alcohol levels and the use of oak".
She is married to the art historian and critic Robin Simon.