The Secret Life of Wine
A highly entertaining and enlightening compendium on the curiosities, culture, craft, history and oddities of wine.
Kathleen Burk was born and raised in California. She has achieved a Diploma in Wine and Spirits; this is the level just below that of the Master of Wine, of which there are about 250 in the world. She writes for The World of Fine Wine, the leading magazine for those interested in both its culture and taste, and is a judge for the International Wine and Spirits Competition. She is the Professor of Modern and Contemporary History at University College London. Her newest book is Old World, New World: the Story of Britain and America.
Michael Bywater is a culture critic, commentator and broadcaster. He is the author of two Granta books and is currently Culture Critic of the New Statesman. He teaches Tragedy on the English Tripos for a number of Cambridge colleges. He is currently completing his next book, Like Brothers: On Men and Friendship, to be published by Granta Books next year.