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Windows on The World, The New France and Hugh Johnsons fourth addition of The World Atlas Of Wine are the only wine books that I own that Iv'e read cover to cover. I do browse alot of wine books at the Borders bookstore chain here in the twin cities though.
 
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Some already mentioned, but I enjoyed:

The Billioniar's Vinegar by Ben Wallace
The Joy of Wine by Alexis Lichine
The Quotable Wine Lover (great book of wine-related quotes and musings)


"There's no substitute for pulling corks" ~ Alexis Lichine
 
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World Atlas of Wine - Robinson/Johnson

is there a book with better maps?


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I'm not much of a reader, I think the last book I read cover to cover was "The Lord of the Flies" for high school. This thread prompted me to go out and buy "Billionaires Vinegar". Great read!

I'd like to pass it on to a forumite member so first one to email me I'll ship it to you. The only thing I ask is when finished with that you do the same and pass it along to another member.

email david at insidetracknews dot come
 
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*Bump*

I'm happy to send this book on a voyage - drop me an email and its yours

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I'm not much of a reader, I think the last book I read cover to cover was "The Lord of the Flies" for high school. This thread prompted me to go out and buy "Billionaires Vinegar". Great read!

I'd like to pass it on to a forumite member so first one to email me I'll ship it to you. The only thing I ask is when finished with that you do the same and pass it along to another member.

email david at insidetracknews dot come
 
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If you want to get super-geeky about it, read Emile Peynaud's "Knowing and Making Wine." Warning there is some chemistry.
 
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just picked up a book called "Living with Wine," displaying some of the most impressive cellars in the U.S. Great coffee table book.


"There's no substitute for pulling corks" ~ Alexis Lichine
 
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just picked up a book called "Living with Wine," displaying some of the most impressive cellars in the U.S. Great coffee table book.


Did it show Board-O's Big Grin


Live simply, Laugh often, Wine a lot!!!
 
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Not sure, but it does have Ryan Seacrest's!!


"There's no substitute for pulling corks" ~ Alexis Lichine
 
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The best I have ever read are Michael Broadbent's two books The Great Vintage Wine Book and The New Great Vintage Wine Book. True, they are now a bit out of date, but nothing else comes close that I have read for teaching what each vinicultural area really should be like in bottle.
 
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All,

The most interesting Wine Book I ever read is titled "On Wine" by Gerald Asher published in 1982. I think it will be hard to find, but if you can, definitely pick it up. It is a collection of previously published articles. The are VERY insightful, he brings a neat perspective to a lot of different area's of our favorite past-time.

Maybe one of the (other) old timers here or a WS contributor remembers this one.


Also, regarding terroir, buy "Terroir" by James Wilson. It is literally a geologic textbook on the vineyards of France. If you have the faintest belief in the concept of terroir, this book will convince you.
 
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Best read lately was "Niagara's Wine Visionaries" by Dr. Linda Bramble of Brock University. Excellent read. ISBN 978-55277-429-8
 
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Spanish tourist board puts out a freebe on wines of Spain. Interesting read. Not much that we already don't know though.

Found a revised book "Wines of the Finger Lakes". Updated with more of the current wineries.


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Spanish tourist board puts out a freebe on wines of Spain. Interesting read. Not much that we already don't know though.


I have it. I like the maps and it should be helpful in planning a wine-related trip to Spain.


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Just finished "In Search of Bachus" by
George Taber..Excellent read about wine
tourism around the world.
George Taber is the guy who wrote "The judgement
of Paris" several years ago.


"A bottle of wine contains more advice then any self help book in the world"
 
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On my Thrift store travels

'Blood & Wine' - The unauthorized story of the Gallo Wine Empire.

'Century of Wine' - The story of a wine revolution.

'Americans in Bordeaux' - A practical guide-book with Colloquial Sentences Smile

I'm excited to read them all, but the last one is amazing. It was published by G. Delmas in 1917 and is a pocket size hand book on Bordeaux written in the day with large pull out maps. A real find.
 
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2 books i'd absolutely recommend:

1) Terroir: The role of Geology, Climate and Culture in the making of french wines, by James E. Wilson
That one dives deep into the matter.

2) Great wine terroirs, by Jacques Fanet
That 2nd one is very interesting in the way it finds similarities in Old World and New World terroirs. (eg Loire, Vinhos Verhes are Geologically related to vineyards in Australia and South Africa, for instance. Or eg: Savoie, Jura, Valais are geologically related to California and Chile and Argentina)


There is nothing in our intelligence that has not passed by the senses. (Aristoteles)
 
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Just finished "In Search of Bachus" by
George Taber..Excellent read about wine
tourism around the world.
George Taber is the guy who wrote "The judgement
of Paris" several years ago.


+1

All of Taber's books are excellent, to include the one about Corks & other closures.

I would also add:

"Reading Between the Vines," by Terry Theise

"Making Sense of Wine," by Matt Kramer

"Napa: The Story of an American Eden," by James Conaway (The best historical reference to Napa I have come across)
 
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Burton Anderson, The Wine Atlas of Italy

Kerin O'Keefe, Brunello di Montalcino

Tom Maresca, The Right Wine: A User's Manual

Nicolas Belfrage, Brunello to Zibibbo

Nicolas Belfrage, Barolo to Valopolicella
 
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"Summer in a Glass" re the FL Wine growers and explorers in teh field.


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The Mystique of Barolo, Maurizio Ross & Chris Meier

Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia

The Great Domaines of Burgundy, Remington Norman et al.

Ziraldo & Kaiser: Icewine, Extreme Winemaking

Lots of nice picture: YQUEM by Richard Olney

Books I don't really enjoy: Hugh and Jancis' World Atlas of Wine and Jancis' Oxford Companion. The Oxford Dictionary is more fun.
 
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