From the Sack of Shakespearean England to the supermarket Chardonnay of the 21st century, wine tastes in this country have changed dramatically. This book takes an irreverent (yet-impeccably-researched) look the development of our national tastes.
Jon Hurley has been in the wine industry for more than thirty years. He has a highly expressive writing style that is imbued with his lively sense of humour. He has already written a book on bareknuckle fighter Tom Spring for Tempus and has published a raunchy coming-of-age novel set in rural Ireland. When he is not ferrying his youngest daughter around the country in pursuit of further equestrian honours, Jon runs a wine-weekends business from his Herefordshire home.