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The top 3 books on wine for every level

If you want to know which books about wine would be good to read and develop your interest or which would make an ideal gift, look no further.

Perhaps your wine appreciation has developed in recent months, or maybe you’d like to develop your palate or enhance your existing knowledge whilst dreaming of trips to the Loire Valley next summer.

These three books on wine are some of the best in the world and work whether you’re a beginner or a wine aficionado. One can never have too much knowledge, especially when it comes to the fascinating world of wine.

There are a plethora of books on wine to discover, and they range from novice to wine expert level. For this reason, we have simplified the options down to three top notch books, which provide great insight.

The ideal book on wine for beginners

Wine for Normal People: A Guide for Real People Who Like Wine, but Not the Snobbery That Goes with It – Elizabeth Schnider

This book is an excellent choice for beginners who want a no-nonsense approach to learning about wine to enhance knowledge and enjoyment.

The easy to get and engaging writing style makes this book on wine a pleasure to read and understand. It covers wine vocabulary, pairing wines and what to look for in a great wine.

If you want a fuss-free way of developing your palate and appreciation of wine, this book on wine is for you or would make an ideal gift too.

The ideal wine book for aspiring Sommeliers

The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe – Rajat Parr & Jordan Mackay

This wine book is ideal for those who already possess a good knowledge of wines but would like to deepen that knowledge, specifically with wines from the European regions.

The book looks at the terroir of the regions and how this relates to the styles of wine produced. It takes you on a trip to all the notable regions to help you enhance your blind tasting skills, knowledge and vocabulary.

It is an immersive read for all those looking to get a little taste of what it means to be a sommelier.

The ideal book for those looking to enhance variety knowledge

The Oxford Companion to Wine (4th edition) – Jancis Robinson & Julia Harding

This is the book for those who consider themselves a “wine lover”. It was first published way back in 1994, and now in its 4th edition, this book on wine is packed with all things wine that every wine buff should know.

The fact that it’s on a fourth edition should tell you that this is a bible of wine and is a ‘must read’ for anyone wanting to develop their knowledge on grape varieties, wineries and everything else in an easy to find A to Z of everything wine and the wine industry.

There you have it, our top 3 books on wine for every level of wine lover.


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