Recommended Wine Books

“The WineSpeed and Wine Bible teams have been sheltering-at-home like you, and we’ve realized this is the perfect time to turn to our most treasured wine books. Over the next few weeks, each of us will recommend wine books that have moved us, taught us, entertained us, helped us, and inspired us. So pick a title or two, pour yourself a glass (see my fun recommendations), sit back, and get ready to be impressed.” –Karen


Around the World in Eighty Wines: Exploring Wine One Country at a Time

by Mike Veseth

“Takes a bit of imagination but a fun journey inspired by Jules Verne’s classic travel marathon.” –Susan Wong

Pair with a racy sauvignon blanc like this one from MASSICAN in Napa Valley, California. I could take 80 sips of this northern Italy inspired wine.


Oz Clarke’s Wine Atlas

by Oz Clarke

“Vivid descriptions made it possible to ‘taste’ the wines of each region in my mind while reading.” –Nina Rosas

Pair with a worldly riesling like “The Contours” from PEWSEY VALE in South Australia. You’ll find riesling in many ports-of-call from Germany and Alsace to South Africa and New Zealand.


Godforsaken Grapes: A Slightly Tipsy Journey through the World of Strange, Obscure, and Underappreciated Wine

by Jason Wilson

“Tells the stories of obscure grape varietals and their origins in a fascinating, fast read.” –J’nai Gaither

Where to begin! Try Hungarian furmint from OREMUS, Armenian areni from Paul Hobbs and the YACOUBIAN family, or Italian arneis from TENUTA LA PERGOLA.


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