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Friday, 19 December 2014

Top 4 wine books for Christmas

This comprehensive guide to the continent’s wines is the latest work from Master Sommelier Evan Goldstein. As well as focusing on well-known wine producing countries, like Argentina and Chile, the book finds time to explore lesser-known wines of countries such as Peru and Bolivia. Goldstein’s anecdotes and experiences inflect the whole book, giving a flavour of the whole continent as well as being a definitive account of South America’s wines.

The first book from established wine journalist Jane Parkinson bills itself as a guide to food and wine matching. First, though, it begins with an in-depth look at wine varieties, designed to intrigue the enthusiastic amateur by being chatty, informative and never intimidating. The food matching goes deeper than the major food groups, looking at specific cuisines and always making her logic clear.

Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine

It sounds like a plot from a Hollywood film – a criminal slowly poisons one of the world’s most expensive vineyards, demanding €1m to leave the survivors untouched. This extraordinary story about the threat to Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is a jumping off point for a discussion of the estate itself and the history of the Burgundy region in general, which proves just as thrilling as the criminal machinations.

Beautiful photographs and quirky facts combine to make this book perfect to dip into to find out everything you never thought to ask about wine. The scattering of anecdotes and quotes gives an insight into the long history of French wine, talking about how toasts began to prevent poisoning and what Napoleon thought about champagne.
25USD. Available at Amazon

Source: the drinks Business