Wine is a book, a huge book, that holds information about the wine's history, cultivation, the different grape varieties, maturation, foods, glasses, casks, corks. It also says a lot about each different wine and how to choose the right type. It also has many maps of the best wine growing regions and a ton of pictures.
One of the best wine books money can buy! There are several versions editions available to buy. Personally, I own an older version, but that's not stopping me of buying the newest version coming out in October 2019.
An easy read to take it to the beach, on the plane, or simply have it around and grab a read when there is a chance. No pictures, unfortunately, but Jancis writes with an easy that you do not need pictures to understands what she wants to say.
Never again confuse your vintage with your viticulture, your ullage with your oenology, your sabrage with your cépage. Bask in the admiration of your fellow drinkers, pronounce confidently on the provenance of whatever is in your glass (or your mouth), and hold your own against the most sneering of sommeliers. (description from Amazon)
Organised in an easy-to-use A-Z format, the entries cover wines, producers, grapes, countries and wine regions from all over the world. It also has over 4000 of the world’s top wine producers and their wines. Detailed vintage charts, with information on which of the world's top wines are ready for drinking now, can be found on the inside front and back covers. (description from Amazon)
Want to pick the perfect wine for dinner? Wondering what to eat with a special bottle? Let The Wine Dine Dictionary be your guide. Arranged A-Z by food at one end and A-Z by wine at the other, this unique handbook will help you make more informed, more creative, and more delicious choices about what to eat and drink. (description from Amazon)
This guide to wine-tasting combines practical instruction with space for writing your own tasting notes. There is advice on how to record sensations and experiences, how to serve and store wine, and what to expect from wine-tasting sessions. (description from Amazon)
Vincent Gasnier is one of the MS - Master Sommeliers in the world. With this book, he is becoming your own personal guide to tasting and choosing wine. At an easy way with light writing and photos, he is taking the reader on a journey of how to learn the proper way to do a wine tasting.
Pairing Food and Wine For Dummies helps you understand the principles behind matching wine and food. From European to Asian, fine dining to burgers and barbeque, you'll learn strategies for knowing just what wine to choose with anything you're having for dinner. (description from Amazon)
I am sure that everyone has heard of winefolly.com. Madeline has an interesting and unique way of writing about wine. In this book, you can get so much knowledge the easy way. Recommended reading in a company of a good bottle of wine.
Want to take a wine course but do not have the time to it in a classroom or the online courses are too expensive? Then this is the book for you. Kevin's wine course book you are going to be able to take everywhere with you.
Robert Gorjak is Slovenia's contributor for the Jancis Robinson's Oxford Wine Companion and The World Atlas of Wine (Hugh Johnson, Jancis Robinson). He also contributed to several editions of Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book. He is the founder of the first Slovenian Wine school alongside his wife Sandra. He is the first Slovenian to hold a WSET Diploma. (description from the book)
The book has a lot of (new) informations about Slovenian wines, a lot of great pictures and easy to read text. Defenetly a recomended buy.
Tradition and variety are the distinguishing characteristics of the wine of Slovenia, a country with twenty-five centuries of viticultural history, over four houndred registered winemakers, 21.600 hectares of vineyards on some of the best sites in Europe, three regions and fourteen winegrowing areas of varied geology and climate, and a number of autochthonous grape varieties and winemaking techniques. (description from the book)
I think I am going to like this book when I read it to the end. Tom Forrest is a WSET educator.
This book is a perfect step-by-step introduction for wine novices with a passion to learn more. Served chilled with a bouquet of humour, The Complete Wine Course goes back to basics, exploring every aspect of wine from grape to glass, from Algeria to Zimbabwe, from grand Bordeaux chateaux to humble and traditional Chiantis to Napa's high-tech million-dollar wineries. (description from Amazon).
Featuring comprehensive information on key wine regions throughout the world, including vineyards, producers, and classifications, this contemporary coffee table book features beautiful full-colour photographs and maps of each region. A unique detailed look at 101 of the most important wine regions includes additional information on grape varieties, climate, soil, and wine-making techniques.
The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is arranged geographically and combines maps and photographs with information on all wine-growing areas, profiles of distinguished producers and assessments of individual wines. The book's easy-reference style and wealth of practical advice make it an unrivalled source of information for all lovers of wine -- from the occasional drinker to the connoisseur.
Wine All-In-One For Dummies provides comprehensive information about the basics of wine in one easy-to-understand volume. Combining the bestselling Wine For Dummies with our regional and specific wine titles, this book gives you the guidance you need to understand, purchase, drink and enjoy wine.
It is the most widely assigned wine science primer in the English speaking world. This completely revised and updated edition to Bird's classic textbook deciphers all the new scientific advances that have cropped up in the last several years and conveys them in his typically clear and plainspoken style that renders even the densest subject matter freshman-friendly. New material includes expanded section on the production of red, rose, white, sweet, sparkling and fortified wines; information on histamine, flash detente, maceration, whole bunch and whole berry fermentation; expanded chapter on wine faults, including Brettanomyces; new section on HACCP analysis as applied to a winery; and much more.
Richard Betts is one of fewer than two hundred master sommeliers in the world, but he’s no wine snob and he hates wine-speak. In the first book of its kind, he helps readers scratch and sniff their way to expertise by introducing the basic components of wine—the fruits, the wood, the earth—enabling anyone to discover the difference between a Syrah and a Sangiovese and get the glass they love every time. Humorously illustrated, with 16 scents, this irresistible gift puts the fun back in wine fundamentals.