Book Reviews


Thirsty Dragon: A Wine Book Review

Excellent new book by Wine Spectator contributing editor Suzanne Mustacich that tells the story of how Bordeaux’s pursuits of the Chinese market lead to an influx of Chinese money that… More »

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Must Read: The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil

Do you remember the first Wine Bible? When it came out, it revolutionized the way Americans saw wine. Now author Karen MacNeil is back with a new edition, just as… More »


Wines of California: Book Review

Of course, Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen are the coolest guys. In this book the “World Wine Guys” take readers on a fab trip into California winemaking, history, and geography.… More »

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Book Review: Tom Stevenson’s Buy the Right Wine Every Time

Ok, so we already know that Tom Stevenson is a genius, yes? His Sotheby’s Wine Encyclopedia is the standard reference for the Master of Wine and Master Sommelier examinations worldwide.… More »

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Book Review: Buy the Right Wine Every Time by Tom Stevenson

  Okay, so the sub-title to this book is: The No-Fuss No-Vintage Wine Guide.  It is designed for the consumer who “drinks wine” yet does not “think wine.” The above… More »


eBook Review: The World Atlas of Wine, by Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson

Like many of you, I’ve been buying enormous, weighty wine books and atlases with each new edition, as there is always important and exciting information. As soon as the newest… More »


Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2014

How about this for an idea? “If you like Rioja, try Washington State Merlot.”   What! Where did that curveball come from? Actually, it comes from Hugh Johnson’s new updated… More »


New Edition: The World Atlas of Wine!

Wow, I was so excited to receive my new 7th edition of the World Atlas of Wine, written by the famous Jancis Robinson and Hugh Johnson. It is completely revised… More »


Napa Valley Iconic Wineries

It is so interesting that today I received a copy of this gorgeous coffee table size book called Napa Valley Iconic Wineries the very same days that the Guild of… More »


Secrets of the Sommelier: Review of “Restaurant Man” by Joe Bastianich

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be the wine director of a restaurant? Of course, in some ways it sounds like a fantasy job. One can imagine… More »


Review of “Discovering the World of Wine”

“What a fabulous resource!” This was my first thought when clicking into the fabulously detailed online course called “Discovering the World of Wine” co-authored by highly credentialed writers/educators Patricia Savoie… More »


Naked Wine (Book Review) …

  Naked Wine by Alice Feiring Reviewed by Marisa D’Vari In this colorful narrative vaguely similar to Kermit Lynch’s Adventures on the Wine Route, Alice Feiring tackles “natural wine,” currently… More »

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