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Stuart Walton

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" have established his credentials as a 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", whilst "Out of It - a cultural history of intoxication", looks at drink, drugs and altered states of consciousness. For wine-pages Stuart will offer plenty of strong opinion.