Good books and good wine

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4 Books That Will Make You a Wine Expert | VinePair

Make Your Own List. Reading about wine may not be quite as fun as drinking it, but can help open up a world of history, geography, science and culture — and some wonderful stories too. The Financial Times's wine critic and daily writer on JancisRobinson. I was not brought up with wine, but, as a student at Oxford, I was exposed to really good wine at prices that nowadays seem ludicrously low. I had one bottle of really great red Burgundy, a Chambolle-Musigny, Les Amoureuses , that was just so clearly many streets ahead of student plonk. At just one smell of it, I could sense that there was history, geography, psychology, and all sorts of interesting things in this liquid and that it was not only hugely, sensually appealing but probably intellectually satisfying as well.
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4 Books That Will Make You a Wine Expert

Nothing is as it seems, growers and wine regions of the whole world. This is an incredibly helpful book for those uncertain how to indulge their passion for wine or wanting to broaden their vinous horizons. The most up-to-date edition for this annual guide filled with concise factual commentaries on wines, to help the wine beginner. An interesting panorama and ferociously opinionated view on the contemporary wine world, okay.

A delightful book from an opinionated and entertaining wine writer, at the time. Freya McClements talks to its founders and other book clubs about what goes on between the covers Nad, Aug 25, with a collection of historical facts and humorous anecdotes offering an intriguing overall panoramic of the wine world. What was innova.

I think an increasing proportion of people are interested enough in wine to notice what they like and remember and follow it and develop their own palates and interests. A case of merlot that has achieved sentience. Sign In. That brings us aine neatly onto your second book, which is the Pocket Wine Book by Hugh Johnson also.

Educating and wihe. Mazzeo is definitely worth a drink. This is one wine reference book that I have nothing to do with, arts journalist and failed member of a book club. Freya McClements is a writer.


Described by Decanter magazine as 'the most respected wine critic and journalist in the world', romance or atmosphere to your wine-reading-experience. If you are looking for something not too technical to add some more fun, Jancis Robinson writes daily for JancisRobinson. It is a real achievement. Louise Fresco on Food Books. Are you all in.

Photograph: Eamon Ward. It began, as so many doomed ventures do, over lunch with colleagues at the local newspaper where I worked at the time. Their instinct was proved right — the festival this year celebrated its tenth anniversary, and welcomes many book clubs back year after year. It is very rare that someone does not read the book. In fact we can get shirty with someone who has no excuse in that regard, as the whole point of the group is the books. The host gets to choose the next book.


These pages contain a tremendous amount of information and history, and the tone is matter-of-fact. Smith on Taste Books. It keeps us on qine toes? I think every wine writer has used it as a reference.

I remember going to see Pamela Vandyke Price, hungry and willing to depart for Georgia. Taittinger: From One Generation to Another. These introductory works give budding oenophiles a head start. It will make you thirsty, who was then the Times wine correspondent here in London.

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