Category: Book Reviews

Book Review: American Vintage by Paul Lukacs

Review by W. Blake Gray. Is wine food or alcohol? Most Americans would immediately choose “alcohol,” perhaps laughing at the

Book Review: The Billionaire’s Vinegar

Review by Tim Patterson. If you’re getting your morning jollies reading about the amazing collapsing Ponzi schemes of investment wizard

Book Review: The Battle For Wine And Love by Alice Feiring

Review by Brooke Cheshier. I was going to read Alice Feiring’s book and write my review and I swore I

Book Review: The Geography of Wine by Brian J. Sommers

Review by Tim Patterson. This is a very useful, though not very exciting book. No rhapsodies about mind-bending encounters with

Book Review: Passion on the Vine by Sergio Esposito

Review by Alfonso Cevola. There are stories that are meant to be true and stories that are intended to stir

Book Review: To Cork or Not To Cork by George Taber

There’s only one thing, you might say, that stands between a thirsty wine lover and her wine. And luckily, that

Book Review: Biodynamic Wine, Demystified by Nicholas Joly

Review by Tim Patterson. Biodynamic grapegrowing and winemaking have gotten a great deal of press in recent years, far out

Book Review: Red, White, and Drunk All Over by Natalie MacLean

Review by Jessica Yadegaran Do readers really care about active yeasts and secondary fermentation? Or do they long to understand

Book Review: House of Mondavi by Julia Flynn Siler

Review by W. Blake Gray. Carlo Rossi was a real person: a relative of Ernest and Julio Gallo. In the

Book Review: First Big Crush by Eric Arnold

Review by Christy McGill. Have you ever daydreamed about a different life? Perhaps one set in some sun-dappled, far-flung wine-making

Book Review: The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

As casual wine lovers, we live in the daily romance of wine. We thrive on the pleasures of a great

Book Review: A Wine Miscellany by Graham Harding

Review by Jessica Yadegaran. Did you know that the world’s oldest single vine is in the Slovenian city of Maribor?

Book Review: Love by the Glass by Dorothy Gaiter and John Brecher

People fall in love with wine every day, and many never realize that it is happening. They just wake up

Book Review: The Botanist and the Vintner by Christy Campbell

They say those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it, but many of the events of

Book Review: I’ll Drink To That, by Rudolph Chelminski

Review by Wanda Hennig “The story of how Beaujolais reached its present prominence is worth a look because it encapsulates

Book Review: Washington Wines & Wineries by Paul Gregutt

Review by Cole Danehower When I read James Laube advising in a recent Wine Spectator column that “Many Washington reds

Book Review: Sweet Wines by James Peterson

Review by Jennie Schacht. In the world of wine, the sweet ones get short shrift. But veteran cookbook author James

Book Review: Hip Tastes by Courtney Cochran

Review by Jessica Yadegaran. Millennials, there’s much to celebrate. Not only did wine out sell beer last year, but you

Book Review: At Home in the Vineyard by Susan Sokol Blosser

Review by Tim Patterson. Oregon’s Sokol Blosser Winery prides itself on a number of “firsts” it has scored over the