Peter Stafford-Bow is a novelist and wine consultant, based in London. He is best known for his series of award-winning satires set in the world of wine and big business, featuring Felix Hart, a cheerfully amoral drinks executive. Stafford-Bow is a noted public speaker, wine educator and a regular on the literary festival circuit.
Stafford-Bow's debut novel, Corkscrew: the highly improbable, but occasionally true, tale of a professional wine buyer, is a picaresque, satirical tale drawing on the author's early years working as an international wine buyer for some of the world’s largest retailers. Corkscrew is a People's Book Prize finalist (winner announced in May 2019).
The sequel, Brut Force, released on 1st November 2018, is a thriller that finds Felix Hart caught between a blackmailing luxury goods corporation and a gang of organic wine fanatics. The third novel in the series is due for release in summer 2019.
Stafford-Bow's favourite authors include John le Carré, Hilary Mantel and George MacDonald Fraser. He is currently on a worldwide tour promoting Brut Force and sampling as many wines as he can lay his hands on.