Wine books for holidays

By Paula Silva
The main post of last week was about wine aroma. Smelling wine is a complex experience, that goes beyond the olfactive sensation, is a journey that involve all the senses. It brings to our memory precise moments, specific colors, unique textures and amazing flavors. This is the kind of experience when you have a book in your hands. The smell of each page gives to the reader more than knowledge, gives an unforgettable experience. See here the 3 of the most remarkable books about wine. Good choices to learn about wine these holidays.

The Wine Bible 
Karen MacNeil (Workman Publishing)
Karen MacNeil has tasted more than 10,000 wines and visited wine regions around the world, she is an expert in this field. Just like the title says, in this book, you will find fundamental information about wine but also tips, amusing anecdotes, definitions, glossaries, photos, maps, labels, and recommended bottles.

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
By Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack (Avery)
Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine was designed by the creators of
This is a book written to help beginners to learn about wine. With a very funny and contemporary style, this book it is important to everyone who wants to know more about:

  • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.
  • A guide to pairing food and wine.
  • A wine-region section with detailed maps.
  • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine.
  • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors.

The World Atlas of Wine, 7th Edition
By Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson (Octopus Publishing)
Written by authors which are a reference in the wine world, this is a wine essential book. Wine reflects the terroir of the region where it is produced. In fact, wine is influenced by geography, climate, soil, grapevine cultivars, and vitivinicultural practices. If one of these factors change, as it is happening with the climate, the wine produced will necessarily have different attributes. When writing this book, the authors considered changes in climate, techniques, fashion and new regulations between 2008 and 2013. Until a new edition it is not released take a look to this book.