Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: Drinking With the Valkyries, by Andrew Jefford

There are wine books to be referenced. There are wine books to be studied with intensity. There are wine books

Book Review: Amber Revolution by Simon J. Woolf

I’m slightly hazy (unfiltered, perhaps?) on the precise date I first enjoyed an orange wine. I’m guessing it was around

Book Review: Winemakers Writ Large

How do you capture the spirit of an entire wine region? This isn’t just an academic question, it’s something that

Book Review: The New Wines of Mount Etna by Benjamin North Spencer

Let’s get the disclaimer right out of the way, shall we? I positively adore the wines of Mount Etna, the

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Book Review: Palmento by Robert Camuto

About a month ago, newly immersed in this thing we now call self-isolation, the internets brought me a ray of

Book Review: Natural Wine for the People, by Alice Feiring

Review by Michael Woeste Alice Feiring wants to make a natural wine believer out of you. The woman who might

Book Review: But First, Champagne, by David White

Six months ago, if you asked me what book to get if you wanted to learn more about Champagne, I

Book Review: Shadows in the Vineyard by Maximillian Potter

Review By Camille Berry Domaine Romanée-Conti’s wines are perhaps the most famous in the world, and amongst the most expensive.

Wine and Words in Three Volumes

I happened last week to be eating lunch at a small cafe that had a wine store and bar attached.

Book Review: The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert

Review By Stella Fong The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert will, at first, appeal to

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California’s Current Wine Revolution

What does the world look like to those in the midst of a quiet revolution? As with the frog in

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Book Review: The Latest in Wine and Food Pairing

Review by Tim Patterson. If you find the subject of food and wine pairing confusing, intimidating or irritating, read Francois

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Book Review: Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz

Why would any wine lover want to know something about more than one thousand different grape varieties? For the same

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Book Review: A Toast to Bargain Wines by George Taber

Review by Tim Patterson Books and articles about bargain wines are a dime a dozen–check that, a nickel a dozen.

Book Review: The Chateauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book by Harry Karis

It’s not entirely clear to me which is more remarkable: the fact that before this book was published there was

Book Review: Wine Wars by Mike Veseth

Review by Tim Patterson. A big part of wine’s allure is that it is so many different things: a source

Book Review: The Drops of God: Vol 1, by Tadashi Agi

I’m tickled by the idea of wine featuring prominently in popular entertainment. I think a lot of wine lovers got

Book Review: Two New Takes on Natural Wine

Review by Tim Patterson. Alongside the profusion of wine bars and wine weeks focused on so-called “natural wines”–wines made with

When Wine Tastes Best

Book Review: When Wine Tastes Best

Review by Tim Patterson I am here to tell you about the only wine book you or I will ever