Category Archives: Wine Books

Wine Grapes – The Most Complete Guide to Vine Varieties and their Wines Ever

Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson MW, Julia Harding MW and Dr José Vouillamoz is due to be released for sale in the second half of October and is published by Allen Lane. Many wine enthusiasts, myself included, have been eager … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bordeaux by Oz Clarke

Bordeaux by O Clarke has been released this month and is a ‘must buy’ for Bordeaux wine lovers and newcomers to the scene alike.  This is not a stuffy tome pontificating about wines that few can afford but a very … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Copp – Bordeaux, Saint Estephe – The Wines of a Great Commune

I thoroughly enjoyed reading David Copp’s latest book and highly recommend it to lovers of Bordeaux wines. The book ‘Bordeaux St Estephe: The Wines of A Great Commune’ focuses on St Estephe in detail and is a treasure trove of … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt to Star in The Billionaire’s Vinegar – Wine Films to Watch Out For!

Regular readers over the years know that I enjoy a good wine film every now and then – I really enjoyed A Good Year and I thought Alan Rickman was good in Bottle Shock, though the film didn’t rock my … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Finest Wines of Bordeaux by James Lawther

I was recently asked to review The Finest Wines of Bordeaux by James Lawther and I thoroughly enjoyed it. James Lawther became a Master of Wine in 1993 and is a contributing editor to Decanter Magazine as well as writing … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking by Michael J Gelb

I was recently asked to review Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking: Uncork Your Creative Juices by Michael Gelb and I must admit that this is not necessarily my kind of book . . . but for the deep thinkers amongst … Continue reading

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Asian Palate: Savouring Asian Cuisine and Wine by Jeannie Cho Lee

If, like me, you enjoy Asian cuisine and good wine there is a book I can highly recommend. The first Asian Master of Wine, Jeannie Cho Lee, has published Asian Palate: Savouring Asian Cuisine and Wine which addresses the question … Continue reading

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Asian Palate: Savouring Asian Cuisine and Wine by Jeannie Cho Lee

If, like me, you enjoy Asian cuisine and good wine there is a book I can highly recommend.The first Asian Master of Wine, Jeannie Cho Lee, has published Asian Palate: Savouring Asian Cuisine and Wine which addresses the question of … Continue reading

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Original Féret Wine Guide Plates on Sale

The original plates used to illustrate various 19th century editions of the renowned Cocks & Féret Bordeaux et Ses Vins guide go on sale in Paris later this month. The set of 588 copper plates will be auctioned by Artcurial … Continue reading

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The Great Wine Swindle – How Snobs are Ruining Your Wine

The Great Wine Swindle – How Snobs are Ruining Your Wine by Malcolm Gluck came out on sale 18th November, timed to coincide with the release of Beaujolais Nouveau, and I was sent a copy by the Publisher to read. … Continue reading

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