5 Books About Wine | Summer Reading 2017

5 Books About Wine | Summer Reading 2017

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It’s that time of year when all you want to do is sit on the beach, relax and catch up with a bit of summer reading. There are plenty of books that may have made the shortlist for this year’s summer reading but you may want to use your free time wisely and brush up on your wine skills by reading one of these books dedicated to wine. Here is our pick for this year’s wine books 2017.

  1. Wine Folly, The Essential Guide to Wine | by Justin Hammack and Madeline Puckette
    This intro to wine is a great book for beginners and anyone who’d like to refresh their skills. The layout makes it an easy and pleasurable read and the content covers everything from wine glasses to grape varieties and even food pairings. It is a complete overview of wine in one concise book.
  2. Wine Grapes | by Dr. José Vouillamoz, Jancis Robinson, and Julia Harding
    If you want to go a bit more in depth into the fundamentals of wine and winemaking, you’ll want to read Wine Grapes. It covers 1,368 grape varieties including 377 Italian grapes and 204 French grapes so you will definitely cover your basics in this guidebook written by experts with over 35 years’ experience.
  1. Wine Dogs Italy | by Craig McGill
    Behind every great vineyard lies a great… dog! A bit quirky and light, Wine Dogs of Italy makes for a great, light summer read. It has hundreds of pages worth of photos of the furry little friends of winemakers and vineyards. This picture book is definitely something worth bringing to your next picnic!
  2. Brunello to Zibibbo: The Wines of Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy | by Nicolas Belfrage
    If you can’t be exploring the stunning wine regions of Italy, you may as well be reading about them this summer! Brunello to Zibibbo explores the major wine areas of Italy giving you a look at 21st century winemaking and popular productions such as Super Tuscan wines.

Now put down your wine, go to your local bookstore and pick yourself up a copy of one of these books to add to your summer reading list! Wait, actually finish your wine first and then head out.