If you’re thinking about brushing up on your wine knowledge or interested in touring the South of France, we’ve got some perfect books for you – and they’re on sale.
Wine For Dummies ($14.98)
Wine enthusiasts and novices, raise your glasses! The #1 wine book has been extensively updated! If you’re a connoisseur, Wine For Dummies, Fourth Edition will get you up to speed on what’s in and show you how to take your hobby to the next level. If you’re new to the world of wine, it will clue you in on what you’ve been missing and show you how to get started. – dummies.com
This book takes readers on an informative and picturesque stroll through the sun-drenched regions of the south of France, which in the past 15 years has dramatically revamped its wine-growing and vinification procedures. As experts like Robert Parker begin to take notice, many wine enthusiasts are flocking to this beautiful region where they can explore the wineries firsthand and take advantage of the unusually affordable prices while they last. Each region, with its own quaint village, is photographed through the changing seasons, and the most prestigious estates are explored in detail. From white wine to red, from subtle to full-bodied, the expert makers of these new-generation wines invite us to share in their passion. – amazon.com
The Winemaker’s Dance ($21.98)
There is a saying among winemakers that “great wine begins with dirt.” Beginning from this intriguing premise, The Winemaker’s Dance embarks on an eye-opening exploration of “terroir” in one of the greatest places on earth to grow wine–California’s Napa Valley. Jonathan Swinchatt and David G. Howell weave a tale that begins millions of years ago with the clash of continental plates that created the Napa Valley and go on to show how this small region, with its myriad microclimates, complex geologic history, and dedicated winemakers, came to produce world-class wines. A fascinating look at the art and science of winemaking and the only comprehensive book that covers Napa’s geology, history, and environment, The Winemaker’s Dance will help wine enthusiasts better understand wine talk and wine writing and, most importantly, wine itself. – amazon.com