Wine Book Reviews

A book review of “Lonely Planet’s Wine Trails Vol. 2”

by  |  24-04-2023

This latest edition of Lonely Planet’s “Wine Trails” picks up from its first edition released in 2015 by giving readers a fly-by view of enotourism destinations around the world. As it states on the cover,... more »

A book review of “The Wine Bible 3rd Edition”

by  |  05-10-2022

When asked about what book one should read to start digging into wine, there are always two that immediately come to mind for me. The first is Jancis Robinson’s “24-Hour Wine Expert” for those looking... more »

A book review of “To Fall in Love, Drink This”

by  |  26-09-2022

There are few writers such as Alice Feiring that can achieve such an impressive level of discussions and heated debates in the world of wine without having to constantly-wallow in dead-end Twitter spats. Remember that... more »

A book review of “Inside Burgundy 2nd Ed.”

by  |  13-12-2021

“Hotly anticipated” is a phrase that’s more than a bit overused in the world of wine books. I mean, they’re books and they’re about wine. We’re not talking about Harry Potter sequels here. But if... more »

A book review of “On California”

by  |  18-11-2021

Following in the footsteps of, “On Bordeaux“, the Académie du Vin Library has now released a new book in a similar vein called, “On California“. While Bordeaux and California are on opposite sides of the... more »

A book review of “Wines of the Roussillon”

by  |  19-10-2021

I have something of a soft spot for underdog wine regions which probably explains my pursuit of Roussillon. Existing for years as “le petit vin du Languedoc”, it was this dismissing it as “lesser Languedoc”... more »

A book review of “Viking in the Vineyard”

by  |  09-09-2021

Here we have the memoir of Peter Vinding-Diers, a winemaker whose career has spanned over half a century–to date. Why the title of “Viking in the Vineyard“? That’s due to the fact he’s originally Danish... more »

A book review of “Tasting Notes”

by  |  05-08-2021

As I’ve pointed out previously, fiction and wine is a tricky mix, akin to getting the balance on a Vieux Carré cocktail just right. Sometimes it works but more often than not, it really doesn’t.... more »

A book review of “Beyond Grapes”

by  |  16-07-2021

A friend of mine likes to keep his winery staff on their toes during harvest and so he plans little oddball side projects in addition to the main winemaking. One year, they made some ancestral... more »

A book review of “Wines of the Rhône”

by  |  22-04-2021

If you’ve been around the wine blogging scene for any amount of time, you’ll know that “success stories” are far and few between which is why Matt Walls’s new book from publisher Infinite Ideas, Wines... more »