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Recommended Books

100 Recommended Wine Books

GENERAL

Amerine, M. A. Wine: An Introduction. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1977.

Baldy, Marian. The University Wine Course: A Comprehensive Text and Self-Tutorial. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1995.

Bellucci, Diana. How to Pronounce French, German, and Italian Wine Names. Luminosa Publishing. 2003.

Bezzant, Norman. The Book of Wine. London: Quarto Publishing, 1989.

Bonadies, Michael. Sip by Sip: An Insider’s Guide to Fine Wine. 1995.

Clarke, Oz. Oz Clarke’s New Classic Wines. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1991.

Clark, Ox. Oz Clarke’s Wine Atlas. Boston: Little, Brown, 1995.

Grossman, Harold J. Rev. ed. Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Beers, and Spirits. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1983.

Johnson, Hugh. Vintage: The Story of Wine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Kolpan, Steven, Brian H. Smith, and Michael A. Weiss. Exploring Wine. Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Kramer, Matt. Making Sense of Wine. New York: Morrow, 1989.

MacNeil,Karen. The Wine Bible. New York: Workman, 2001.

McCarthy, Ed, and Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Red Wine for Dummies. Foster City, Calif.: IGD Books, 1996.

McCarthy, Ed, and Mary Ewing-Mulligan. White Wine for Dummies. Foster City, Calif.: IGD Books, 1996.

McCarthy, Ed, and Mary Ewing-Mulligan. Wine for Dummies. Foster City, Calif.: IGD Books, 1995.

Robinson, Jancis, The Oxford Companion to Wine. 2d ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Robinson, Jancis, Tasting Pleasure: Confessions of a Wine Lover. New York: Viking Penguin, 1997.

Simon, Joanna. Discovering Wine: A Refreshingly Unfussy Beginner’s Guide to Finding, Tasting, Judging, Storing, Serving, Cellaring, and, Most of All, Discovering Wine. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1994.

Simon, Joanna. Wine with Food. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996.

Stevenson, Tom. The New Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia. New York: DK Publishing, 1997.

Vine, Richard, et al. Winemaking: From Grape Growing to Marketplace. 1997.

Zraly, Kevin. The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. New York: Sterling Publishing, 2000.

 

 

VITICULTURE AND GRAPE VARIETIES

Caldwell, John. A Concise Guide to Wine Grape Clones for Professionals. Napa, Calif.: John Caldwell Viticultural Service, 1997.

Coombe, Bryan, and Peter Dry, eds. Viticulture. 2 vols. 1995.

Gladstones. Viticulture and the Environment. 1994.

Jackson, David, and Danny Schuster. The Production of Grapes and Wine in Cool Climates. Christchurch, New Zealand: Gypsum Press, 1994.

Joly, Nicolas. Wine from Sky to Earth: Growing and Appreciating Biodynamic Wine. Translated by George C. Andrews. Austin, Texas: Acres U.S.A., 1999.

Pearson, Roger C., and Austin C. Goheen. Compendium of Grape Diseases. Saint Paul, Minn.: American Phytopathological Society, 1994.

Robinson, Jancis. Vines, Grapes, and Wines. London: Mitchell Beazley, 1986; reprinted 1997.

Smart, Richard, and Mike Robinson. Sunlight into Wine: A Handbook for Winegrape Canopy Management. 1991.

Wagner, Philip M. A Wine-Growers Guide. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1996.

Wilson, James E. Terroir. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.

Winkler, A. J., James A. Cook, W. M. Kliewer, and Lloyd A. Lider. General Viticulture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1974.

 

 

WINE PRODUCTION

Amerine, M. A., H. W. Berg, et al. The Technology of Wine Making. Westport, Conn.: Avi Publishing, 1980.

Fugelsang, Kenneth C. Wine Microbiology. New York: Chapman & Hall, 1995.

Jackisch, Philip. Modern Winemaking. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1985.

Jackson, Ron S. Wine Science: Principles and Applications. San Diego: Academic Press, 1994.

Johnson, Hugh, and James Halliday. The Vintner’s Art: How Great Wines Are Made. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Margalit, Yair. Wine Chemistry: Current Concepts. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1997.

Winery Technology and Operations. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1990.

Ough, C. S. Winemaking Basics. New York: Food Products Press, 1991.

Peynaud, Emile. Knowing and Making Wine. Translated by Alan Spencer. New York: J. Wiley, 1984.

Singleton, Vern, R. E. Kunkee, R. B. Boulton, and L. P. Bisson. Principles and Practices of Wine Making.

Storm, David R. Winery Utilities: Planning, Design, and Operation. New York: Chapman & Hall, 1997.

Wagner, Philip. Grapes into Wine. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1976.
 

 

 

GEOGRAPHICAL AREAS


 

 

Australia

Halliday, James. The Australian Wine Compendium. Angus & Robertson/Australia in Print, 1985.

Halliday, James. The Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand. 2d ed. HarperCollins, 1999.

 

Chile

Read, Jan. The Wines of Chile. London: Mitchell Beazley, 1994.

 

France

Benson, Jeffrey, and Alastair Mackenzie. Sauternes: A Study of the Great Sweet Wines of Bordeaux. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1990.

Coates, Clive. Cote d’Or: A Celebration of the Great Wines of Burgundy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Coates, Clive. The Wines of France. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1990.

Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, Introducing Bordeaux Wines (Bordeaux: Conseil Interprofessionnel du Vin de Bordeaux, 1999)

Duijker, Hubrecht. Wines of Loire, Alsace, and Champagne. 1984.

Duijker, Hubrecht, and Michael Broadbent. The Bordeaux Atlas and Encyclopedia of Chateaux. New York: St. Martin’s, 1997.

Duijker, Hubrecht, and Hugh Johnson. The Wine Atlas of France and Traveller’s Guide to the Vineyards. 4th ed. London: Mitchell Beazley, 1997.

Hanson, Anthony. Burgundy. 2d ed. London: Faber and Faber, 1995.

Kramer, Matt. Making Sense of Burgundy. New York: William Morrow, 1990.

Livingstone-Learmonth, John, and Melvin C. H. Master. The Wines of the Rhône. London: Faber and Faber, 1992.

Norman, Remington. The Great Domaines of Burgundy: A Guide to the Finest Wine Producers of the Côte d’Or. 2d ed. New York: Henry Holt, 1996.

———. Rhône Renaissance. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1996.

Olney, Richard. Romanée Conti: The World’s Most Fabled Wine. New York: Rizzoli, 1995.

———. Yquem. Rev. ed. Boston: David R. Godine, 2002.

Parker, Robert M., Jr. Bordeaux: A Comprehensive Guide to the Wines Produced from 1961 to 1997. Rev. 3d ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1998.

Penning-Rowsell, Edmund. The Wines of Bordeaux. 6th ed. New York: Penguin, 1989.

Peppercorn, David. Bordeaux. 2d ed. Boston: Faber and Faber, 1991.

Pomerol, Charles. The Wines and Winelands of France: Geological Journeys. Orléans: Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières, 1989.

Servant, Jean-Charles, and Sylvain Pitiot. The Wines of Burgundy. 10th ed. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, Collection Pierre Poupon, 1999.

Stevenson, Tom. The Wines of Alsace. London: Faber and Faber, 1993.

 

Germany

Hallgarten, S. F. German Wines. London: Faber, 1976.

Jamieson, Ian. German Wines. Boston: Faber and Faber, 1991.

Schoonmaker, Frank. The Wines of Germany. 2d rev. ed. Boston: Faber & Faber, 1983.

 

Italy

Anderson, Burton. Vino: The Wines and Winemakers of Italy. Boston: Little, Brown, 1980.

———. The Wine Atlas of Italy and Traveller’s Guide to the Vineyards. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1990.

———. Wines of Italy. Rev. ed. London: Octopus Publishing Group, 2000.

Cernilli, Daniele, and Marco Sabellico. The New Italy: A Complete Guide to Contemporary Italian Wine. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 2001.

Garner, Michael, and Paul Merritt. Barolo: A Study of the Wines of Alba. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1990.

George, Rosemary. Chianti and the Wines of Tuscany. New York: Rizzoli International, 1990.

Hazan, Victor. Italian Wine. New York: Knopf, 1982.

 

New Zealand

Halliday, James. The Wine Atlas of Australia and New Zealand. 2d ed. HarperCollins, 1999.

 

Portugal

Mayson, Richard. Portugal’s Wines and Wine Makers: Port, Madeira, and Regional Wines. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1998.

Read, Jan. The Wines of Portugal. London: Faber and Faber, 1982.

Suckling, James. Vintage Port: The Wine Spectator’s Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collectors, and Investors. San Francisco: Wine Spectator Press, 1990.

 

South Africa

Seely, James. The Wines of South Africa. London: Faber and Faber, 1997.

 

Spain

Duijker, Hubrecht. The Wine Atlas of Spain and Traveller’s Guide to the Vineyards. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1992.

Jeffs, Julian. Sherry. 3d ed. London: Faber and Faber, 1982.

Radford, John. The New Spain. London: Mitchell Beazley, 1998.

Read, Jan. Wines of the Rioja. London: Mitchell Beazley, 2001.

———. Wines of Spain. New York: Harper & Row, 1984.

 

United States

Adams, Leon D., with Bridgett Novak. The Wines of America. 4th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990.

California Agricultural Statistics Service, “California Grape Acreage, 2000” (Sacramento, Calif.: California Agricultural Statistics Service, 2001).

Cass, Bruce, ed. The Oxford Companion to the Wines of North America. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Kramer, Matt. Making Sense of California Wine. New York: William Morrow: 1992.

Laube, James. California’s Great Cabernets: The Wine Spectator’s Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collectors, and Investors. San Francisco: Wine Spectator Press, 1989.

———. California’s Great Chardonnays: The Wine Spectator’s Ultimate Guide for Consumers, Collectors, and Investors. San Francisco: Wine Spectator Press, 1990.

Roby, Norman S., and Charles E. Olken. The New Connoisseurs’ Handbook of California Wines. New York: Knopf, 1995.

Villiers, Marq de. The Heartbreak Grape: A California Winemaker’s Search for the Perfect Pinot Noir. San Francisco: HarperCollinsWest, 1994.



WINE AND WINE TASTING

Amerine, M. A. Wines: Their Sensory Evaluation. W. H. Freeman & Co., 1983.

Baldy, Marian. Wine Appreciation through the Senses. Manual no. 20. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1997.

Broadbent, Michael. Pocket Guide to Wine Tasting. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.

Jackisch, Philip. Sensory Identification of Wine Constituents. AWS Manual no. 6. Rochester, N.Y.: American Wine Society. Available from the American Wine Society, 3006 Latta Road, Rochester, NY 14612.

Marcus, I. H. How to Improve Your Judging Ability. Wine Publications, 1974.

Peynaud, Emile. The Taste of Wine: The Art and Science of Wine Appreciation. San Francisco: Wine Appreciation Guild, 1989.
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