Author(s): Jonathan Ray
Bloodlines & Grapevines explores the role of the family owned wineries in producing some of the world's finest and most celebrated wines by focusing on 19 winemakers from around the world, many of whom have supplied wine to Berry Bros and Rudd. Their stories are told through lively and engaging text by wine expert Jonathan Ray and accompanied by photographs by award-winning photographer Jason Lowe, both of which bring to life the colourful personalities and describe the various business philosophies and winemaking techniques that are found from region to region and from family to family. With an introduction by Simon Berry, Deputy Chairman of Berry Bros & Rudd, Bloodlines & Grapevines provides a fascinating insight into the world of the family winemaker, from harvest to harvest, from vine to bottle, in all corners of the globe. OTO
Jonathan Ray worked in the wine trade for several years before becoming a fulltime writer. He is a frequent contributor to The Spectator, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman and The Mail on Sunday. Ray is the author of Everything You Need to Know About Wine (published by Mitchell Beazley).. Celebrated photographer Jason Lowe has provided photographs for several books including New Wines of France, Vine to Bottle, Bringing Italy Home and The Merchant House, as well as numerous features for publications such as The Times, Conde Nast Traveller, Australian Gourmet Traveller and Saveur. He has received two Glenfiddich food and drink awards.