Jonathan Ray

Agent: Judith Murray


Jonathan Ray is drinks editor of the Spectator and the regular drinks columnist for The Field, Spear’s, Formula Life and Boat International. Prior to this he was drinks editor of GQ and spent many years as wine editor of the Daily Telegraph. He was also the anonymous Bar Spy for Imbibe magazine. He is the author of several books on wine – translated into over a dozen languages and with combined sales of almost 300,000 copies – including BLOODLINES & GRAPEVINES, ALL ABOUT WINE and HOW TO BUY WINE. Jonathan has a Ph.D. in history from London University and, as well as his regular drinks columns, he has written on food, travel, lifestyle and many other subjects for the Spectator, the Guardian, Decanter, the New Statesman, the Daily Mail, the Mail on Sunday, Heathrow Traveller and BA High Life. His latest book project is updating a new edition of Simon Hoggart’s classic LIFE’S TOO SHORT TO DRINK BAD WINE, for publication by Quadrille in autumn 2016. He is married with two children and lives in Brighton where he and four friends make the award-winning Brighton Gin.

Books by Jonathan Ray