What are the best books about wine?

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    #1The Wine Bible

    The Wine Bible
    Like a lively course from an expert teacher, The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil grounds the reader deeply in the fundamentals while layering on informative asides, tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos, maps, labels, and recommended bottles. 
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    Virginia Owens
    Written on March 10, 2017
    "Although this is a solution, and seems to be a pretty good one, I wish that multiple books were listed. I would want more than one option, even though this book seems promising."
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    #2The Story of Wine

    The Story of Wine
    Hugh Johnson's the Story of Wine is an enthralling read, tracing the story of wine from the dawn of civilization to the present day. Updated to include the latest developments in wine, this edition features never before seen archival photographs.
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    Jane Howard
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I have a hard time relating to people who go on and on about the full bodied fruitiness of an oaky glass of tannin or whatever. Not my thing. But I can really get down with my ancestors. So reading about the history of wine and how it came to be what it is today gives me something to discuss at dinner when people start gushing about whatever liquid is being poured around the table. Reading this book makes life with my sommelier husband much easier to bear. I'm sure he appreciates it as well since before I read it I compared every wine I tasted to grape bubblegum. "
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    #3The World Atlas of Wine

    The World Atlas of Wine
    The World Atlas of Wine is recognized as the most essential and authoritative wine reference book. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique, and fashion as well as new regulations.
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    Diana Huang
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "The World Atlas of Wine is an essential reference book for those interested in wine. It is highly regarded in the industry and has been hugely successful. It is also a great deal for the price. It covers many regions of the world and has up to date information about all aspects of wine. If you love wine like I do, you'll enjoy it."
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    #4Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

    Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
    Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine by Madeline Puckette combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions.
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    Heather Medina
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "“Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine” by Madeline Puckette is the best guide I never knew I needed. I received it as a birthday gift and I've transformed into a well-rounded aficionado. Learning about the many crucial factors of a good pairing has given me an appreciation for nuance that I’d never been able to detect before. Time to host some dinner parties!"
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    #5A Year of Wine

    A Year of Wine
    Is there a perfect wine to serve with chips and salsa? Which bottles will help you drown away your tax- day blues without blowing your new budget? A Year of Wine: Perfect Pairings, Great Buys, and What to Sip for Each Season by Tyler Colman answers these questions and much more as he pairs wines with each season, occasion, and moment. 
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    Justin Lopez
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "If you enjoy serving wine but are not really an expert and need a "go to" source for wine information then A Year of Wine will be a great addition to your library. Want to know what wine to server with what meal or what's the best wine for a certain season? A Year of Wine has it."
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    #6Reading between the Wines

    Reading between the Wines
    Reading between the Wines by Terry Theise offers an opinionated, idiosyncratic, and beautifully written testament to wine. In his highly approachable style, Theise describes how wine can be a portal to aesthetic, emotional, even mystical experience.
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    Arjun Powar
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "As a wine connoisseur myself, I loved this book. And even for someone like me, it was extremely thought provoking on the topic of wine and I've learned so much more about it. I even took this book to some wine tasting events to show it off. Very useful."
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    #7Adventures on the Wine Route

    Adventures on the Wine Route
    Adventures on the Wine Route is Kermit Lynch's recounting of his experiences in France, which take the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d'Or.
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    Phillip Roberts
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "Someone gave me a copy of Adventures On The Wine Route as a gift and it's one of my favorite books. I love the information and the way the author recounts his experiences through France. I've purchased several more copies and given them to all my wine loving friends and they agree that this is one of the best books about wine."
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    #8[TUTORIAL] How to Fake Your Way through a Wine List

    [TUTORIAL] How to Fake Your Way through a Wine List
    Whether you’re in a restaurant or a store, deciding on a bottle of wine doesn’t have to feel intimidating. In How to Fake Your Way through a Wine List, Katherine Cole has developed fun, friendly guides and simple strategies for navigating the wine world. 
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    Daniel Hall
    Written on June 1, 2017
    "I know nothing about wine, but have always wanted to learn. So I was interested in finding a book to gain a little more insight on the subject. I was recommended a book called How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine List. This is the perfect for a wine novice like myself. The book doesn’t get into all the technical terminology and presents a simplistic strategy for selecting a wine whether if at a restaurant or at your local grocery store. My girlfriend has been impressed with my selection in wine ever since I read this book. Highly recommended."

Summary

Best What are the best books about wine
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Wine BibleBooks 10 Paid
2The Story of WineBooks 8 Paid
3The World Atlas of WineBooks 6 Paid
4Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to WineBooks 5 Paid
5A Year of WineBooks 4 Paid
6Reading between the WinesBooks 2 Paid
7Adventures on the Wine RouteBooks 2 Paid
8[TUTORIAL] How to Fake Your Way through a Wine ListBooks 1 Paid
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