Books

The world of Fine Wine and extending your knowledge through books. Thorough book guides ranging from top wine critics to the chateaus themselves intended to make you a specialist (or possibly a captivating supper party sidekick) in hyperspecific or newsworthy points. The wide range of books available on this specialist subject provide an overview on sommeliers and wine purchasers to locate the best books about wine for devotees of each influence. See below a handful of the top Fine Wine books:

Taste Like a Wine Critic: A Guide to Understanding Wine Quality

£1200.00

Intended for wine drinkers and professionals of any experience level, “Taste like a Wine Critic” is a concise, straight-talking guide to understanding and assessing wine quality that avoids the ambiguous and often meaningless jargon stereotypically associated with describing wine. Focusing on the essentials, this book clearly identifies, defines and examines the factors in determining wine quality, explaining in plain terms how to recognize and evaluate the importance of each contribution – giving the reader the ability to take the wine critic’s seat. An experienced educator, wine critic and Master of Wine, Lisa Perrotti-Brown takes readers on a journey through the fundamental “mechanics” of wine quality and its suchness, offering wine lovers everywhere the ability to better understand, appreciate and communicate their wine discoveries.

I Taste Red: The Science of Tasting Wine

£15.00

I Taste Red is the first book of its kind to address and relate all the different sensory and psychological factors that shape our experience of tasting wine. Award-winning author Jamie Goode explores how our sensory system, psychology, philosophy, and flavor chemistry all play a central part in our perception and enjoyment of wine. He uses case studies, grounded in practice, to demonstrate his theory and to illuminate his conclusions about how language and sensory output help us construct our recognition and interpretation of flavor. He examines whether wine tasting as a skill is objective or subjective and the implications of this distinction for wine experts.

Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide 7th Edition: The Complete, Easy-to-Use Reference on Recent Vintages, Prices, and Ratings for More than 8,000 Wines from All the Major Wine Regions

£15.00

Featuring a fresh layout, revised maps, and more detail than ever before, the eagerly anticipated seventh edition of Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide offers collectors and amateurs alike the ultimate resource to the world's best wines. In every way, this edition bears out Parker's stated goal: “To make you a more formidable, more confident wine buyer by providing you with sufficient insider's information to permit the wisest possible choice when you make a wine-buying decision.”

Wines of the Rhone Valley: Revised and Expanded Edition

£25.00

Highlights the wines of the Rhone Valley and includes descriptions of the wines, tasting notes, guidelines for cellaring the wines, and price ranges from the renowned Robert M Parker.

The World Atlas of Wine, 8th Edition

£30.00

Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.

To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book. The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today's wine-growers and drinkers.

With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.


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