Best Champagne Books
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1. Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier
Author: by Aldo Sohm
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (November 19, 2019)
From the world-renowned sommelier Aldo Sohm, a dynamic, essential wine guide for a new generation NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD52 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world.
He’s worked with celebrated chef Eric Ripert as wine director of three-Michelin-starred Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is much more casual. Aldo’s debut book, Wine Simple, is full of confidence-building infographics and illustrations, an unbeatable depth of knowledge, effusive encouragement, and, most important, strong opinions on wine so you can learn to form your own.
Imbued with Aldo’s insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals. This essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tipskey varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home.
2. Drinking French: The Iconic Cocktails, Apéritifs, and Café Traditions of France, with 160 Recipes
Author: by David Lebovitz
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (March 3, 2020)
The New York Times bestselling author of My Paris Kitchen serves up more than 160 recipes for trendy cocktails, quintessential apritifs, caf favorites, complementary snacks, and more. Bestselling cookbook author, memoirist, and popular blogger David Lebovitz delves into the drinking culture of France in Drinking French.
This beautifully photographed collection features 160 recipes for everything from coffee, hot chocolate, and tea to Kir and regional apritifs, classic and modern cocktails from the hottest Paris bars, and creative infusions using fresh fruit and French liqueurs. And because the French can’t imagine drinking without having something to eat alongside, David includes crispy, salty snacks to serve with your concoctions.
Each recipe is accompanied by David’s witty and informative stories about the ins and outs of life in France, as well as photographs taken on location in Paris and beyond. Whether you have a trip to France booked and want to know what and where to drink, or just want to infuse your next get-together with a little French flair, this rich and revealing guide will make you the toast of the town.
3. Champagne [Boxed Book & Map Set]: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, and Terroirs of the Iconic Region (TEN SPEED PRESS)
Author: by Peter Liem
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 10, 2017)
Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Cookbook Award in “Reference, History, Scholarship”Winner of the 2017 Andr Simon Drink Book AwardWinner of the 2018 International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Cookbook Award for “Wine, Beer & Spirits”From Peter Liem, the lauded expert behind the top-rated online resource ChampagneGuide.
Net, comes this groundbreaking guide to the modern wines of Champagne-a region that in recent years has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations in the wine-growing world. This luxurious box set includes a pullout tray with a complete set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat, a rare and indispensable resource that beautifully documents the region’s terroirs.
With extensive grower and vintner profiles, as well as a fascinating look at Champagne’s history and lore, Champagne explores this legendary wine as never before.
4. Let's Get Fizzical: More than 50 Bubbly Cocktail Recipes with Prosecco, Champagne, and Other Sparkli
Author: by Pippa Guy
Published at: DK; Illustrated edition (November 6, 2018)
Add some sparkle to your life with this irresistible cocktail recipe book, featuring over 50 drinks made from Prosecco, Sekt, Cava, Champagne, and other sparkling wines. An inspiring mix of classic cocktail recipes such as bellinis and mimosas, alongside exciting variations and twists, Let’s Get Fizzical offers tips, tricks, presentation ideas, and technical know-how to make your cocktails as sensational for the eye as they are for the palate.
The introductory chapter, A Beginner’s Guide to Bubbles, explains the differences between sparkling wines to help you tell your spumante from your frizzante, or your extra-brut from your demi-sec. Everything you need to know about fizz is here, including insider secrets such as how to make sure your drink keeps its bubbles.
The Know Your Fizz section gives you the low-down on your bubbles of choice, whether that’s a budget Cava or a fancy Champagne. Get The Party Started gives you the drink mixing skills to impress your guests, from essential cocktail shaking techniques to the perfect glass shape.
5. The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe
Author: by Rajat Parr
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
Since The Compleat Meadmaker was first published, mead has continued to grow in popularity as crafted beverages have become an established part of the beverage market in America. In 2003 there were roughly 60 commercial meaderies in the US, but by 2020 this number stood at 450.
Naturally, many hobbyists are also discovering the delights of making this nectar of the gods themselves. Thanks to the global distribution of bees and, therefore, honey, you will find mead-like drinks in virtually every corner of the world. No wonder historians recognize it as one of humankind’s oldest fermented beverages.
Mead production never really ceased in Europe and Africa, but its star was eclipsed with the increasing production and distribution of wine, beer, and distilled spirits from the 1600s onward. With the rebirth of brewing and the establishment of world-class wine producing regions in the US, it is time for mead in the twenty-first century to be brought back into the limelight.
7. The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It (P.S.)
Author: by Tilar J Mazzeo
Published at: Harper Business; Later Printing edition (October 6, 2009)
The Widow Clicquot is the New York Times bestselling business biography of the visionary young widow who built a champagne empire, became a legend in her tumultuous times, and showed the world how to live with style.Tilar J. Mazzeo brings to life the woman behind the label, Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin, in this utterly intoxicating book that is as much a fascinating journey through the process of making this temperamental wine as a biography of a uniquely tempered and fascinating woman.
8. Spritz: Italy's Most Iconic Aperitivo Cocktail, with Recipes
Author: by Talia Baiocchi
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (March 15, 2016)
A narrative-driven book on the surprising history and current revival of spritz cocktails (a wine-based drink served as an aperitif), with 50 recipes, including both historical classics and modern updates. From Milan to Los Angeles, Venice to New York, the spritzItaly’s bitter and bubbly aperitivo cocktailhas become synonymous with a leisurely, convivial golden hour.
But the spritz is more than just an early evening cocktailit’s a style of drinking. In Spritz, Talia Baiocchi and Leslie Pariseau trace the drink’s origins to ancient Rome, uncover its unlikely history and culture, explore the evolution of aperitivo throughout Northern Italy, and document the spritz’s revival around the world.
From regional classics to modern variations, Spritz includes dozens of recipes from some of America’s most lauded bartenders, a guide to building a spritz bar, and a collection of food recipes for classic Italian snacks to pair alongside.
9. The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes; 8 Notebook Set
Author: by Editors of PUNCH
Published at: Clarkson Potter (October 2, 2018)
An eye-catching collection of 100 recipes for cocktail enthusiastsFrom the editors of PUNCH, these eight small notebooks, organized by base ingredient, feature classic and modern drink recipes for essential spirits, liqueurs, and wines: whisky, rum, gin, vodka, tequila, champagne, sherry, and amaro.
Each notebook also includes space in the back for jotting down that new cocktail creation. Nested in a sturdy slipcase, this colorful compilation is the ultimate bar cart accessory.
10. Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking [A Recipe Book]
Author: by Dana Frank
Published at: Lorena Jones Books; Illustrated edition (September 11, 2018)
A delicious, comprehensive playbook that pairs 75 wine stylesincluding where and who to buy them fromwith 75 recipes that complement them perfectly If you want to know what good taste in the modern food and wine scene looks like, this is your manual.
Jordan Mackay, co-author of The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste Wine Food is a wine course in a cookbook for everyone who wants to learn about wine simply by drinking it. Here, natural wine bar and winery owner Dana Frank and wine-loving recipe writer Andrea Slonecker distill the basicshow to buy, how to store, how to tasteand deliver more than seventy-five instant-hit recipes inspired by delectable, affordable wines that go with them beautifully.
Each recipe opens with a succinct summary of the wine style that inspired it, followed by a brief explanation of how it complements the flavors and textures in the recipe. There are also recommendations for three to eight producers of each wine style.
Frank and Slonecker also include a wine flavors cheat sheet, a label lexicon lesson, a short course on wine tasting like a pro, and illustrated features on matching wine with types of favorite foods (typical take-out, beloved pasta dishes, and popular sweets).
11. The New Wine Rules: A Genuinely Helpful Guide to Everything You Need to Know
Author: by Jon Bonne
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (November 14, 2017)
There are few greater pleasures in life than enjoying a wonderful glass of wine. So why does finding and choosing one you like seem so stressful? Now, becoming a happier, more confident wine drinker is easy. The first step is to forget all the useless, needlessly complicated stuff the experts have been telling you.
In The New Wine Rules, acclaimed wine writer Jon Bonn explains everything you need to know in simple, beautifully illustrated, easy-to-digest tidbits. And the news is good! For example: A wine’s price rarely reflects its quality. You can drink ros any time of year.
Don’t save a great bottle for anything more than a rainy day.
12. Hugh Johnson s Pocket Wine Book 2021
Author: by Hugh Johnson
Published at: Mitchell Beazley (September 1, 2020)
The brand new edition of the unrivalled and bestselling annual, Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book. The world’s best-selling annual wine guide. Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book is the essential reference book for everyone who buys wine – in shops, restaurants, or on the internet.
Now in its 44th year of publication, it has no rival as the comprehensive, up-to-the-minute annual guide. Hugh Johnson provides clear succinct facts and commentary on the wines, growers and wine regions of the whole world. He reveals which vintages to buy, which to drink and which to cellar, which growers to look for and why.
Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book gives clear information on grape varieties, local specialities and how to match food with wines that will bring out the best in both. This latest edition of Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book includes a color supplement on terroir.”Johnson’s guide is really all that a wine drinker-average or connoisseur level-will need this year.
And, next, year, for seventeen bucks, it’s worth another investment, if only to read Johnson’s prose.” – Forbes.Com
13. Apéritif: Cocktail Hour the French Way: A Recipe Book (CLARKSON POTTER)
Author: by Rebekah Peppler
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 16, 2018)
JAMES BEARD AWARD FINALIST NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FOOD NETWORKGrab a light drink and a bite, and enjoy cocktail hour, the French way. For the French, the fleeting interlude between a long workday and the evening meal to come is not meant to be hectic or crazed.
Instead, that time is a much needed chance to pause, take a breath, and reset with light drinks and snacks. Whether it’s a quick affair before dashing out the door to your favorite Parisian bistro or a lead-up to a more lavish party, Apritif is about kicking off the night, rousing the appetite, and doing so with the carefree spirit of connection and conviviality.
Apritif celebrates that easygoing lifestyle with simple yet stylish recipes for both classic and modern French apritif-style cocktails, along with French-inspired bites and hors d’oeuvres. Keeping true to the apritif tradition, you’ll find cocktail recipes that use lighter, low-alcohol spirits, fortified wines, and bitter liqueurs.
14. How to Drink Wine: The Easiest Way to Learn What You Like
Author: by Grant Reynolds
Published at: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (May 12, 2020)
From grape to glass, this highly readable, charmingly illustrated guide will teach you everything you need to know to enjoy wine. How to Drink Wine demystifies this topic, taking out the BS and replacing it with fun. Mike D, the Beastie Boys NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BON APPTITEverybody knows that the world of wine can be vast and intimidating and complex.
But what few people seem to know is where to start when it comes to learning the basics. How to Drink Wine solves that problem. The path to drinking wine with confidence begins with this very informative, very relatable, very entertaining book, thanks to award-winning sommelier and restaurateur Grant Reynolds and acclaimed writer and founder of The Infatuation, Chris Stang.
By reading How to Drink Wine, you will: Acquire some foundational terminology. Cuve, maceration, sul tes … What does it all mean? Learn of the twenty-nine wines you need to knowand about important producers. Find answers to questions you might be embarrassed to ask, like exactly how is ros made?
15. Dalí. The Wines of Gala
Author: by TASCHEN
Published at: TASCHEN; Illustrated edition (December 18, 2017)
Hot on the heels (or lobster claws) of the best-selling Salvador Dal phenomenon, Les dners de Gala, TASCHEN presents the artist’s equally surreal and sensual viticulture follow-up: The Wines of Gala. A Dalnian take on pleasures of the grape and a coveted collectible, the book sets out to organize wines according to the sensations they create in our very depths.
Through eclectic metrics like production method, weight, and color, the book presents wines of the world in such innovative, Dalesque groupings as Wines of Frivolity, Wines of the Impossible, and Wines of Light. Bursting with imagery, the book features more than 140 illustrations by Dal.
Many of these are appropriated artworks, including various classical nudes, all of them reconstructed with suitably Surrealist, provocative touches, like Jean-Franois Millet’s The Angelus, one of Dal’s favorite points of reference over the decades. Dal also included what is now considered one of the greatest works from his late Nuclear Mystic phase, The Sacrament of the Last Supper (1955), which sets the iconic biblical scene in a translucent dodecahedron-shaped space before a Catalonian coastal landscape.
16. Natural Wine for the People: What It Is, Where to Find It, How to Love It
Author: by Alice Feiring
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (August 6, 2019)
A compact illustrated guide to the emerging and enormously popular category of natural wine, a style that focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods. Today, wine is more favored and consumed that it’s ever been in the United States-and millennials are leading the charge, drinking more wine than any other generation in history.
Many have been pulled in by the tractor beam of natural wine-that is, organic or biodynamic wine made with nothing added, and nothing taken away-a movement that has completely rocked the wine industry in recent years. While all of the hippest restaurants and wine bars are touting their natural wine lists, and while more and more consumers are calling for natural wine by name, there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly natural wine is, where to find it, and how to enjoy it.
In Natural Wine for the People, James Beard Award-winner Alice Feiring sets the record straight, offering a pithy, accessible guide filled with easy definitions, tips and tricks for sourcing the best wines, whimsical illustrations, a definitive list to the must-know producers and bottlings, and an appendix with the best shops and restaurants specializing in natural wine across the country, making this the must-buy and must-gift wine book of the year.