Category Archives: Book Reviews

Matt Kramer’s True Taste: The Seven Essential Wine Words

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

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Gift Books on Wine for the Holidays

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.

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Book Review: Wines of South America: The Essential Guide by Evan Goldstein

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

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Book Review: Barolo and Barbaresco: The King and Queen of Italian Wine by Kerin O’Keefe

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

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Book Review: Wine Atlas of Germany, University of California Press

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

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Book Review: Best White Wine on Earth: The Riesling Story by Stuart Pigott

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

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Book Review: American Wine Economics by James Thornton

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

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Book Review: My Favorite Burgundies by Clive Coates

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

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Book Review: Wines of the New South Africa by Tim James.

If only Tim James had written this book about South African wine two years ago, before we spent many hours researching the producers, appellations, and wine history for our report on The Wines of South Africa.  Having done that research, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla by Peter Liem and Jesús Barquín

There’s renewed interest in Sherry these days, at least among the cognoscenti who know the difference between a dry Fino and a syrupy Pedro Ximenez, but too many consumers think Sherry is just their grandmother’s sweet afternoon Cream and avoid … Continue reading

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