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Books on Wine

A wine merchants’ guide to the best books on wine

Wine A Tasting Course

Wine – A Tasting Course by Marnie Old

Easy to understand and jargon-free, this no-nonsense book will help you to appreciate talking, tasting, and enjoying wine in everyday life. Explore red wines and white, and those all-important food and wine pairings, then get to grips with grape varieties and regions.

Essentail Winetasting

Essential Winetasting by Michael Schuster

A great practical guide to the art of wine tasting by an acknowledged expert wine taster, wine writer and wine teacher with over 30 years experience who now runs his own wine school in north London. This book includes ten practical tastings that cover core tasting techniques

Sommeliers Guide to Taste

Sommeliers Atlas of Taste by Rajat Parr, Jordan Mackay

The first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste. This will be the go-to guide for aspiring sommeliers, wine aficionados who want to improve their blind tasting skills, and amateur enthusiasts looking for a straightforward and visceral way to understand and describe wine.

World Atlas of Wine

World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson

Now in its 7th edition, this major work by two of the biggest names in wine. Recognized by critics as the most essential and authoritative wine reference work available with 215 unique maps. New wine regions such as coastal Croatia, Khaketi (Georgia), Canterbuury (New Zealand), Swartland (South Africa), Northern Virginia (USA), and Ningxia (China) are examples of just some of the new maps in this edition.

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson

A major reference work by the superb Jancis Robinson. Originally published in 1994, this fourth edition has almost 4,000 entries on every wine topic you can think of, and probably some you cannot.

Wine - a Way of Life

Wine – A Way of Life by Stephen Spurrier

Stephen Spurrier was one of the first wine writers to challenge the reputation of fine French wines by organising “The Judgement of Paris” -blind tastings which included some of the best French wines and some Californian wines – and the New World Wines came out on top – and changed the world of wine forever!