Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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Top Wine Books of 2020 ~ Belonging in Any Great Wine (Book) Library

DISCLAIMER: All of the following books were sent to me as #sample copies for my reviews. Then there are wine books that are slowly savored, in sound bites. Do you remember the days of getting ready for a book report? Yeah, that’s what it is. Part of my blogging time enjoys reading and reporting on […]

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BOOK REVIEW ~ The Mythology of Wine, by Arthur George

The most fascinating books, for me, seem to be those that explore the past. It took me years to appreciate the history of anything, but Puritans and the Catholic Church. Perhaps it was because of my high school, history classes. Miss Murphy was about 100-years old (I thought), and she always mumbled her way through […]

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BOOK REVIEW ~ “Professional Drinking,” by Jim Schleckser

Jim Schleckser is a Certified Sommelier, and he’s also a best-selling author. Borrowed from his Website: He is an energetic and popular speaker at national business conferences and corporate events, focusing on the leverage points to improve your business performance. What he’s not is in the wine business. He is, however, so passionate about wine […]

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Where do I Begin, I’m just so thankful ~ Lucia Albino Gilbert & John C. Gilbert

Thankful is the best place to start, because I needed a little jog. Once upon a time ago, I wrote a story, Wine Review: Lucas & Lewellen Wines are Santa Barbara Delicious. I received this comment: Professor Lucia Gilbert says: Readers may be interested in knowing that Megan McGrath Gates is the winemaker at Lucas […]

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“What Varietal is That,” A Beginners Guide to the Most Important Grape Varieties

What Varietal is That? A Beginners Guide to the Most Important Grape Varieties, written by Darby Higgs, is a great little reference book… something you take with you on trips into wine land places, to keep check of seeing the grape leaves, clusters, and vines, while reading about them and taking notes right then and […]

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Firing Blancs by Peter Stafford-Bow, You Won’t Believe Were It Goes

Where does one begin, once the story ends? After Corkscrew and Brut Force, I wondered where it would go next. The answer is Firing Blancs. Other wine novels by Peter Stafford-Bow are Corkscrew and Brut Force, which are based in the United Kingdom. Firing Blancs, on the other hand, is based on the other side […]

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Top Wine Books of 2019 ~ Belonging in Any Great Wine (Book) Library

Then there are wine books that are slowly savored, in sound bites. Remember the days of getting ready for a book report? Yeah, that’s what it is. Part of blogging time requires reading and reporting on wine books. Book page is my resource for you. Each holiday season, since I can’t even remember when it […]

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Beaujolais, A Shared Passion, by Georges Duboeuf

WINE BOOKS Some wine books you can’t put down. They’re exciting novels that are edgy, a bit naughty at times, and sucking you in ~ every second ~ for “more.” High voltage… Then there are other wine books that are slowly savored, in sound bites. Remember the days of getting ready for a book report? […]

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Sipping Away, 30 Years of Unique Wine Experiences

This has been a long time coming, as I got Sipping Away, 30 Years of Unique Wine Experiences, by David Klein, just before I traveled to France. I took the book with me and read in flight. I was headed to Beaujolais, and all of a sudden I was reading about it… that the winemakers […]

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The Wines of Long Island, by José Moreno-Lacalle

Wine-blog’s Books page lists (with links) the wine books I’ve reviewed over time, since my first one on September 11, 2006. I was honoring Kevin Zraly’s Windows on the World Complete Wine Course ©1994. Kevin actually lost his staff, during the collapse of the Twin Tower, on September 11, and it just seemed like the […]