Books on wine are great for learning about all kinds of wines and wine-related topics. No matter your wine knowledge level, there are plenty of books available. The key is to choose a topic that interests you and stick with it. After that, there is no end to the amount of information you can learn.
A great place to start is Wine 101, a comprehensive guide to the world of wine from a regional perspective. The book explains the most fundamental questions about wine and covers the world’s most important wine regions. It even covers new wine regions. The book also has a storyline about the largest wine scam in history – a story that will make you want to learn more about wine.
Filippo’s The History of Wine is a well-researched and informative book dealing with wine and alcohol broadly. This book has enough information to keep wine connoisseurs enthralled for many hours while they learn about wine. It is written by the author, a professor of history at Carleton University and a wine columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. While the book is a bit dry, it is a fascinating piece of research. It discusses wine from the ancient world to current trends in wine production, regulation, and consumption.
Filippo’s book covers important events in the history of wine. For instance, the Bordeaux Classification of 1855 was created. Then, Phylloxera was introduced in 1863. Later, the Judgement of Paris was held. In short, the history of wine is fascinating and educational, and it makes a great gift for any wine lover.
Wine educator Kevin Zraly has built a stellar wine career over five decades. He founded the Windows on the World Wine School and has graduated over 20,000 students. In this book, he shares the basics of wine and how to sell it. It’s a fun read and a great way to learn about wine.
The book is organized around a restaurant’s wine list and teaches readers how to navigate it without panicking and rushing to select the wrong wine. Zraly’s goal is to make wine selections as simple as possible while making them satisfying. When he started teaching wine, his first students were intimidated by the wine list and were scared to make the wrong choice.
Jon Bonne’s The New Wine Rules is a must-have book for anyone interested in wine. It’s full of easy-to-understand advice for wine beginners. Bonne also encourages readers to try out unusual, small-scale, and higher-quality wines. Although the book is targeted toward beginners, it is a great reference for more experienced wine enthusiasts as well.