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Category Archives: Book Reviews
Rosé wine consumption is on the rise, accounting for about one-third of wine consumed in France and a growing proportion of wine drunk in the US, UK and elsewhere. But as a wine it still doesn’t get the respect it … Continue reading
If you have room for only one book on Italian wine, this is the one to have. Daniele Cernilli (Doctor Wine) is Italy’s foremost wine critic. He created and edited Gambero Rosso for 24 years before beginning his new annual … Continue reading
Matt Kramer has written a delightful, little book that in a few pages provides an excellent treatise on the art of wine tasting. It’s a book every serious wine drinker should read. Kramer has always been one of my favorite … Continue reading
The wine connoisseur always appreciates a good read about wine, and we’ve reviewed several wine books over the past few months that we think would make superb gifts. Click on the title of each book to read our reviews.
This book on South American wine (UC Press, 2014, $40) is a tour de force by Evan Goldstein. It provides a comprehensive review of the grapes, growing regions, and important producers of the continent, from Venezuela’s Lake Maracaibo to Chile’s … Continue reading
Kerin O’Keefe’s newest monograph, just published by the University of California Press, is a welcome addition to the literature about Italian wines and a solid update about these famous wines. The last book in English about them, Barolo, by Michael … Continue reading
This is the most extensive, comprehensive and up to date book on German wine geography available in the English language. Authored by three German experts on Riesling and German wine, it was originally published in German in 2007. The English … Continue reading
Finally, a witty, erudite and contemporary book in English about Riesling! With a provocative and puckish title, Stuart Pigott writes with gusto in English about his favorite grape and those places and producers who most eloquently conjure its magic. Pigott … Continue reading
Since there is now an American Association of Wine Economics, it’s only logical that there should be a book that synthesizes the knowledge and research on economic analysis as applied to the American wine industry. That is precisely what James … Continue reading
Clive Coates is one of the English-speaking world’s foremost authorities on the wines of Burgundy. He has authored seminal books on the region, including The Wines of Burgundy [University of California Press, 2008] and Cote d’Or: A Celebration of the … Continue reading