Nick Wise was born in New York City. He has a High Certificate in wine studies and has worked in the fine wine departments of various leading English wine merchants, selling to private clients. He travels to wine regions around the world, consults and writes full-time about his first love—wine. 

After graduation, Nick began writing books on popular culture, seven of which were completed and published, including books on Kurt Cobain and the Beach Boys. At the same time, Nick's keen interest in wine and winemaking led him to earn a bachelors in wine at the Wine & Spirit Education Trust in London.  Prior to this book, he has previously authored Celebrity Vineyards (Welcome Books, 2013) and California Celebrity Vineyards (Overlook-Omnibus, 2016)

Nick worked for various historic English wine and spirit companies including John Armit and Fuller, Smith and Turner selling wine futures, mostly to the Far East. In 2003, he decided to start a corporate Champagne company called casevalue.com, which worked closely with companies such as LVMH, Bollinger and many others in the champagne trade. Today, Nick lives in London and Portland, Oregon with his beautiful wife Julie, who is herself, an accomplished master sommelier from France, specializing in Burgundy.