Wine lovers throughout the world are desperate to get newer information about wine making. To fulfill their thirst, there are lots of books with detailed knowledge about wine production. However, within a nice wine bottle cover, nobody wants to buy some crap that is already available. Hence, some of the writers have gathered their research of years long and created some new tastes. Here’s the review of ten best wine books that are the result of author’s hard work and appreciated by wine lovers:
10.Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
There are lots of wine books with, maybe, all the available recipes are there, it is quite a tough job to present something unique and at the same time, amazing. You are going to be amazed by this book because of its extremely high quality graphics. Almost everything they have used, even the types of glassware and ingredients are mentioned here with clear graphical pictures. So, it is actually a great book for those who are not that professional to understand all the terms that authors often use in their books. You will get a maximum coverage of almost all of the countries related to wine production. The book comes with a great variety of recipes and different tastes as well. This can be a nice piece even for the wine specialist to keep in touch with every variety of wine.
9.The Wine Bible
If you want to go deep into wine production techniques, I must say your search ends here. Like the name, it actually explains everything, I repeat, almost everything you need to know about wine. The history, culture, wine trends and production in different countries—all the things are narrated here in a beautiful way. After going through this book, you will discover the wines of the world in a new way. This is a must-have book for every professional or wine-loving people. Let me remind you that this book has an old version and do not involve the technologies that are being employed after 2003. However, the second edition is published in 2015 that include almost everything you need. All in all, it is a must-have book to keep as a collection.
8.The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition
A very informative and useful book for every wine lover. It is highly recommended by people dealing with wine business and bartenders. The authors, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, are known to have a vast knowledge about wine and its related things. In this book, you will find the way how they have implemented all their learning through effective means. They are meant for those who have a very little knowledge about wine, but are passionate wine lover. One thing you should know about this book is that not everything is written here in a descriptive way. However, within 400 pages, it is actually not possible. But, we can get a brief of every sector, where wine is related. If you have the older version from the same writers, then you must need this book to get all the new information. Very clear instructions with extremely high quality graphical pictures are there. You will get quite a vast idea on the dimensions and increase your knowledge about wine around the world.
7.Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
What makes the book different from others is its writing style that is easily understandable and written in a funny way. So, you can take the book on your lap and just read it in your spare time. It tries to express the inner beauty for people that will fascinate passionate wine lover. Motivational part in this book has got a special importance to make the people fall in love with wine. Students, who are taking special course on wine production or related things, need this book as an essential part. While going through this book, in each chapter, you will find wine of different regions and type. You will get the necessary information on that particular type of wine that is related to culture, place and evolutionary process through which this wine has taken today’s shape.
6.The History of Wine in 100 Bottles
The first thing that will cross your mind while going through this book that the author must have tasted a vast amount of wine over the time period. Yes, only a drunk and passionate one can direct you so beautifully to a wine world. Although, the name of the book indicates wine in 100 bottles, but you will be amazed to see, it is not only about 100 bottles at all. It is about all the cultures, places and trends that is intensely related to that wine. Not only the history, you will get a chance of tasting their time as well. Amazing pictures with different illustrations and style will catch anybody’s eyes. By completing this project of burrowing the history, he has made a great collection for enthusiastic and history-loving people. At a glance, you will know how a moment can be ‘special wine moment’ and how a culture can grow based on it. Only the wine lover can understand all of it.
5.What to Drink with What You Eat
As the name indicates, this book is all about the drink that best matches your food. To be honest, this book is a classy one and needed for not only the drink lover, but also a food lover as well. You can make yourself turn into one of those classy people who choose their drink almost every day. For all the professional sommeliers, this book is like a bible. Of course, it is not all about wine and it shouldn’t be. It includes everything a man can drink in their daily life. But still, when you are talking about wine, this book comes to your discussion for their extremely intelligent use of drink. The writers have really worked hard to put all the drinks together and create an interrelation with our regular food habit. There’s always a connection while you are choosing your food and drink or your drink and food.
4.The Sommelier Prep Course
This is recommended for those who are interested to know and go into depth about wine making. There are so many details in this book, but written in an interesting style. You will never be bored with the pictures and all the graphic descriptions. Rather, it is too easily written to understand. The author has targeted everyone through this book who is in any way connected to wine. It starts with a very nice introductory section and important details about food as well. It may not provide you all the sectors of being a sommelier, but it can definitely make you get the idea very clearly. This book includes important notes about tastings that you need badly for your course. Although, this one book is never enough for anyone trying to be a sommelier, but still it is a must-have book for this journey.
3.Wine Trails: 52 Perfect Weekends in Wine Country
This is a travel guide of wine actually. It not only involves the countries already involve in other books and quite famous, but also cover less renowned countries that may help you get some different ideas. Here, a total description of 52 destinations is given in a descriptive way. So, if you are a traveler and have enough funds and interest to do so, this is a ‘must-have’ for you. You will be benefitted in every way by this book through your journey of knowing wine production and everything about it. You will get a map of every region and that too in a shape of a wine bottle (sounds pretty interesting for wine lovers). Not all the places one can visit, but getting an idea about wine of that place can be very useful for different people in different countries.
2.The Oxford Companion to Wine (Oxford Companions)
Wine-lovers always tend to keep up their speed with time. To help them stay up-to-date, they need a companion and here’s where this book is actually the best choice. To start with, let me tell you some facts about the book. This is like a whole bunch of wines and if you are not passionate enough about books and wine as well, you may find it vast. It is more of an encyclopedia of wines that they have tried to confine in more than 900 pages. You have to point out what you need most. But, having this book in your collection is like keeping solution of every single problem about wine making. This is recommended for all the professional, no-professional and general wine lover people if they are taking this subject seriously.
1.Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing, and Enjoying
Well, if you are expecting a whole lot details as the name includes guide, let me tell you, that’s not all. There are lots of guides out there in the market. This book is intended to teach you about cheese and wine. There are lots of eye-catching photographs just to describe things in a simple and interesting way. This book includes more about cheese descriptions and information about all the types. You will also get to know how to pair these both elements together and make the best out of them. You will know information about the origin of these pairings and how they have created dishes out of different types. It is highly recommended for those who enjoys pairing and interested to go into details.