Stuart is one of Britain's most controversial and opinionated authors on drink, the wine trade and his specialist subject, intoxication. He welcomes feedback on his writings.
Stuart is one of Britain's most gifted, but also most controversial wine writers. His work frequently touches on taboo issues and sets out to debunk accepted truths. Though reference books like his "World Encyclopedia of Wine" and "Complete Guide to Spirits and Liqueurs" have established his credentials as a learned and knowledgeable communicator on wine, Stuart is a highly political animal whose most recent books have strayed into areas that have made some sections of the wine trade and press a little nervous.
"You Heard It Through the Grapevine" is subtitled "shattering the myths of the wine business", an exposé of wine trade practices that pulls few punches and names many names. He followed this up with
"Out of It - a cultural history of intoxication", a book that looks at the realities and sometimes darker side of drink, drugs and altered states of consciousness.
For wine-pages Stuart will offer plenty of strong opinion and he will invite your feedback and responses. Like a terrier with a particularly juicy bone, Stuart likes nothing better than getting his teeth into well-argued debate.