How to Love Wine

Wine can be mysterious.   To remove the perplexity of wine and start enjoying it, open the pages of the volumes listed below.   The books will not entirely eliminate the mystery of wine, but may convert any reader into a wine enthusiast or even an oenophile.   After all, “Wine maketh glad the hearts of man.” -Psalms 104: 15.

COMPREHENSIVE GUIDES

GRAPES & WINES: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO VARIETIES AND FLAVOURS by Oz Clarke.  Sterling Epicure, 2010.  641.22 C599g

ULTIMATE WINE COMPANION: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING WINE. Sterling, c2010.  641.22 U47

WINDOWS ON THE WORLD COMPLETE WINE COURSE by Kevin Zraly.  Sterling, c2009.  641.22 Z91w

ENJOYING WINE

THE ART OF DECANTING: BRINGING WINE TO LIFE by Sandra Jordan.   Chronicle Books,  2006.  641.22 J82

DRINK THIS: WINE MADE SIMPLE by Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl.  Ballantine Books, c2009.  641.22 G887

HOW TO TASTE: A GUIDE TO ENJOYING WINE by Jancis Robinson.  Completely rev.  & updated.  Simon & Schuster, 2008.  641.22 R662

KNACK WINE BASICS: A COMPLETE ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING, SELECTING & ENJOYING WINE by Alan Boehmer.  Knack, c2009.  641.22 B671

OZ CLARKE’S LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT WINE  by Oz Clarke.  Sterling Epicure, 2009.  641.22 C599L

MAKING SENSE OF WINE TASTING: YOUR ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO ENJOYING WINE by Alan Young.   5th ed.  Wine Appreciation Guild, c2010.  641.22 Y68

FOOD AND WINE

HE SAID BEER, SHE SAID WINE by Marnie Old. DK Pub., 2008. 641.22 O437

100 PERFECT PAIRINGS: MAIN DISHES TO ENOY WITH WINES YOU LOVE by Jill Silverman Hough.  John Wiley & Sons, c2011.  641.5 H838

WINE BITES: SIMPLE MORSELS THAT PAIR PERFECTLY WITH WINE by Barbara Scott-Goodman.  Chronicle Books, c2011.  641.812 S431

WINE MAKING

THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO MAKING YOUR OWN WINE AT HOME: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW EXPLAINED SIMPLY by John N.  Peragine.  Atlantic Pub.  Group, c2010.  641.872 P426

THE GRAPES OF WINE: THE FINE ART OF GROWING GRAPES AND MAKING WINE by Baudouin Neirynck.  Square One Publishers, c2009.  Oversize 641.22 N415

THE HOMEBUILT WINERY: 43 PROJECTS FOR BUILDING AND USING WINEMAKING EQUIPMENT by Steve Hughes.   Storey Pub., c2012.  641.872 H894

MAKING WINE WITH FRUITS, ROOTS & FLOWERS: RECIPES FOR DISTINCTIVE & DELICIOUS WILD WINES by Margaret Crowther.   Betterway Home; F+W Media, 2012.  641.872 C953

THE MINI FARMING GUIDE TO FERMENTING: SELF-SUFFICIENCY FROM BEER AND CHEESE TO WINE AND VINEGAR by Brett L.  Markham.   Skyhorse Pub., c2012.  664.024 M345

TECHNIQUES IN HOME WINEMAKING: THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO MAKING CHÂTEAU-STYLE WINES by Daniel Pambianchi.   Newly-revised  and expanded ed.   Véhicule Press, c2008.  641.872 P185

THE VINTNER’S APPRENTICE: THE INSIDER’S GUIDE TO THE ART AND CRAFT OF WINE MAKING, TAUGHT BY THE MASTERS by Eric Miller.   Quarry Books, c2011.  663.2 M647

WINES TO TASTE

500 RED WINES: THE ONLY RED WINE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Christine Sellers Pub., c2009.  641.2223 A935

500 WHITE WINES: THE ONLY WHITE WINE COMPENDIUM YOU’LL EVER NEED by Natasha Hughes.  Sellers Pub., c2009.  641.2222 H894

1001 WINES YOU MUST TASTE BEFORE YOU DIE.   Universe, 2008.  641.22 O58

TINY BUBBLES: FIZZY COCKTAILS FOR EVERY OCCASION, USING CHAMPAGNE, PROSECCO, AND OTHER SPARKLING WINES by Kate Simon.   Chronicle Books, c2008.  641.874 S595

UNQUENCHABLE: A TIPSY QUEST FOR THE WORLD’S BEST BARGAIN WINES by Natalie MacLean.   Penguin Group, c2011.  641.22 M163u

WRITING ABOUT WINE

THE GEOGRAPHY OF WINE: HOW LANDSCAPES, CULTURES, TERROIR, AND THE WEATHER MAKE A GOOD DROP by Brian J.  Sommers.    Penguin Group, c2008.  641.22 S697

HOW TO LOVE WINE: A MEMOIR AND MANIFESTO by Eric Asimov.   William Morrow, c2012.  641.22 A832

LIQUID MEMORY: WHY WINE MATTERS by Jonathan Nossiter.   Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009.  641.22 N897

READING BETWEEN THE WINES by Terry Theise.   University of California Press, c2010.  641.22 T377

Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” –John Keats

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