About the Author
Nick Wise was born in New York City but lives in London, England. He became fascinated with wine at a young age and, after graduating with a BFA from Tufts University, he returned to the UK and the wine world where he was awarded the High Certificate in wine studies. He has worked in the Fine Wine departments of various leading English wine merchants, selling mostly to private clients. In 2004 he founded casevalue.com, a successful corporate champagne company that was sold last year. Wise has written six books on popular music – his other passion – including biographies of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. He now travels to wine regions, consults and writes full-time about his first love – wine.