Wine’s popularity continues to soar to new heights, as a combination of the internet and changing cultural tastes make it even more desirable. However, the idea of drinking wine – or at least finding the right wine – can be somewhat intimidating. Fortunately, there are plenty of books on the market that can help users find the right one. Here are some of the best examples.
The Wine Bible
There’s a reason this book is called The Wine Bible: It has everything about wine that you could possibly want. This includes information about new wines, wine trends, winemaking, and more. It also includes highly descriptive information on wine that can really help you determine if this is a wine you will like and what foods will go well with the wine in question. It is great for beginners, but also for people who are just looking to completely immerse themselves in wine.
Wine Sample: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World Class Sommelier
As you can gather from the title, this book is clearly written for beginners who are looking to learn more about wine without being intimidated by wine snobs. It’s style is friendly and approachable, and it makes the book’s fascinating content even more interesting. The book reviews the basics of wine and then gets more in-depth, discussing wine regions, giving advice, and helping users understand the basics of wine. It is also chock-full of graphics, pictures, and infographics. It’s author, Aldo Sohm, is a world-class sommelier, and his expertise is obvious.
Wine: A Beginner’s Guide
If you’re looking for a beginner’s guide to wine, it doesn’t get much better than a book labeled “A beginner’s guide.” The book is all about explaining how wine works, but as noted by many reviews and its description, it does so by breaking winemaking down into a variety of component parts, making sure readers have a solid understanding, and then moving on from there. Once the basics are out of the way, the book explains how you can become an expert in wine, wine tasting, and wine understanding. It even gets in-depth in terms of explaining how to taste the subtle hints of flavors in wine.
The New Wine Rules
Most of the books here cover basics about wine, but The New Wine Rules goes in a slightly different direction. Instead of discussing the obvious parts of wine, this book tells you to ignore the “rules” of wine and explain the basics of wine, with a specific emphasis on how you can find your own wine to enjoy and ways that you can determine how to enjoy it.
Wine books – particularly those geared towards beginners – can be exceptionally helpful for people who are looking to get more involved in wine. For a cheap price, they can contain a huge array of information that can be absolutely perfect for helping you develop your newfound love of wine.