HIC! - The Entire History of Wine (abridged), with Julian Curry

Entertaining, lighthearted history of wine


Julian Curry unites his twin passions of wine and theatre in HIC! or The Entire History of Wine (abridged).

How did wine begin? Who put the bubbles in champagne? What was Jeeves' patent morning reviver? What do you do when a chap forgets to pass the port? Julian Curry's delightful entertainment is filled with wit, wisdom, esoteric anecdotes and wondrous peculiarities.

A fruity blend, rich with story and quotations, from wine lovers both real and fictitious, HIC! includes the words of PG Wodehouse, Charles Dickens, Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde and even Jancis Robinson.


Julian Curry

As an actor, Julian is well known to TV audiences as Claude Erskine-Brown in the popular series Rumpole of the Bailey, and to movie audiences for his recent performances in Fathers and Sons, and Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow with Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law and Angelina Jolie.

His stage roles range from Shakespeare and Marlowe to Beckett and Shaw. His numerous TV credits include Inspector Morse, Sherlock Holmes, A Fine Romance, The Misanthrope, Midsomer Murders.

Among his many films are The Missionary, Fall from Grace, Rasputin, Seven Days to Live, and John Huston's Escape to Victory.


HIC! is "witty, amusing and highly intelligent!" Tim Atkins' review in The Observer

"I cannot recommend it highly enough...witty, touching, lyrical and above all hilarious...a fellow wine writer was in tears he was laughing so much" - John Stimpfig

"Vintage stuff" - The Stage

2013Martin Keeley