26 short chapters based on 'Invited Editorials' published in the journal Bone Marrow Transplantation. They highlight a wide spectrum of unexpected connections between wine and blood. They are written in a light hearted and informative style avoiding jargon. Topics covered include everything from the random inactivation of the X chromosome to DNA and wine and cataracts and wine. The book is completely referenced and contains a number of colour prints, many of which were photographed by the author.