Best Wine Books
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1. Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide
Author: by Madeline Puckette
Published at: Avery; Illustrated edition (September 25, 2018)
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERThe expanded wine guide from the creators of Wine Folly, packed with new information for devotees and newbies alike. Wine Folly became a sensation for its inventive, easy-to-digest approach to learning about wine. Now in a new, expanded hardcover edition, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take his or her wine knowledge to the next level.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition includes: more than 100 grapes and wines color-coded by style so you can easily find new wines you’ll love; a wine region explorer with detailed maps of the top wine regions, as well as up-and-coming areas such as Greece and Hungary; wine labeling and classification 101 for wine countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Germany, and Austria; an expanded food and wine pairing section; a primer on acidity and tannin-so you can taste wine like a pro; more essential tips to help you cut through the complexity of the wine world and become an expert.
Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is the must-have book for the millions of fans of Wine Folly and for any budding oenophile who wants to boost his or her wine knowledge in a practical and fun way. It’s the ultimate gift for any wine lover.
2. Pappyland: A Story of Family, Fine Bourbon, and the Things That Last
Author: by Wright Thompson
Published at: Penguin Press (November 10, 2020)
An instant New York Times bestsellerFrom the bestselling author of The Cost of These DreamsThe story of how Julian Van Winkle III, the caretaker of the most coveted cult Kentucky Bourbon whiskey in the world, fought to protect his family’s heritage and preserve the taste of his forebears, in a world where authenticity, like his product, is in very short supply.
As a journalist said of Pappy Van Winkle, “You could call it bourbon, or you could call it a $5,000 bottle of liquified, barrel-aged unobtanium.” Julian Van Winkle, the third-generation head of his family’s business, is now thought of as something like the Buddha of Bourbon – Booze Yoda, as Wright Thompson calls him.
He is swarmed wherever he goes, and people stand in long lines to get him to sign their bottles of Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve, the whiskey he created to honor his grandfather, the founder of the family concern. A bottle of the 23-year-old Pappy starts at $3000 on the internet.
As Julian is the first to say, things have gone completely nuts. Forty years ago, Julian would have laughed in astonishment if you’d told him what lay ahead. He’d just stepped in to try to save the business after his father had died, partly of heartbreak, having been forced to sell the old distillery in a brutal downturn in the market for whiskey.
3. Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions
Author: by Alex Day
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 30, 2018)
From the authors of the bestselling and genre-defining cocktail book Death & Co, Cocktail Codex is a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks that employs the authors’ unique root cocktails approach to give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise both classic and original cocktails.
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER WINNER OF THE TALES OF THE COCKTAIL SPIRITED AWARD FOR BEST NEW COCKTAIL OR BARTENDING BOOK NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE There are only six cocktails. So say Alex Day, Nick Fauchald, and David Kaplan, the visionaries behind the seminal craft cocktail bar Death & Co.
In Cocktail Codex, these experts reveal for the first time their surprisingly simple approach to mastering cocktails: the root recipes, six easily identifiable (and memorizable! Templates that encompass all cocktails: the old-fashioned, martini, daiquiri, sidecar, whisky highball, and flip. Once you understand the hows and whys of each family, you’ll understand why some cocktails work and others don’t, when to shake and when to stir, what you can omit and what you can substitute when you’re missing ingredients, why you like the drinks you do, and what sorts of drinks you should turn toor inventif you want to try something new.
4. Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails
Author: by David Kaplan
Published at: Ten Speed Press; Illustrated edition (October 7, 2014)
The definitive guide to the contemporary craft cocktail movement, from one of the highest-profile, most critically lauded, and influential bars in the world. Death & Co is the most important, influential, and oft-imitated bar to emerge from the contemporary craft cocktail movement.
Since its opening in 2006, Death & Co has been a must-visit destination for serious drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts, and the winner of every major industry awardincluding America’s Best Cocktail Bar and Best Cocktail Menu at the Tales of the Cocktail convention.
Boasting a supremely talented and creative bar staffthe best in the industryDeath & Co is also the birthplace of some of the modern era’s most iconic drinks, such as the Oaxaca Old-Fashioned, Naked and Famous, and the Conference. Destined to become a definitive reference on craft cocktails, Death & Co features more than 500 of the bar’s most innovative and sought-after cocktails.
But more than just a collection of recipes, Death & Co is also a complete cocktail education, with information on the theory and philosophy of drink making, a complete guide to buying and using spirits, and step-by-step instructions for mastering key bartending techniques.
5. Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World
Author: by Vanessa Price
Published at: Harry N. Abrams (October 13, 2020)
A National Bestseller Essential wine pairings for everything from popcorn to veggie burgers to General Tso’s Chicken, based on the wildly popular Grub Street column Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals.
Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business.
Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop. Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discoveredand make you do a few spit-takes along the way.
6. The Ultimate Bar Book: The Comprehensive Guide to Over 1,000 Cocktails (Cocktail Book, Bartender Book, Mixology Book, Mixed Drinks Recipe Book)
Author: by Mittie Hellmich
Published at: Chronicle Books; 1st Edition (June 23, 2006)
The Ultimate Bar Book The bartender’s bibleJames Beard nominee for Best Wine and Spirit BookThe cocktail book for your home: The Ultimate Bar Book is an indispensable guide to classic cocktails and new drink recipes. Loaded with essential-to-know topics such as barware, tools, and mixing tips.
Classic cocktails and new drinks: As the mistress of mixology, the author Mittie Hellmich has the classics down for the Martini, the Bloody Maryand the many variations such as the Dirty Martini and the Virgin Mary. And then there are all the creative new elixirs the author brings to the table, like the Tasmanian Twister Cocktail or the Citron Sparkler.
Illustrated secrets of classic cocktails and more: Illustrations show precisely what type of glass should be used for each drink. With dozens of recipes for garnishes, rims, infusions, and syrups; punches, gelatin shooters, hot drinks, and non-alcoholic beverages; and let’s not forget an essential selection of hangover remedies, The Ultimate Bar Book is nothing short of top-shelf.
7. Kitchen Confidential Updated Edition: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)
Author: by Anthony Bourdain
A deliciously funny, delectably shocking banquet of wild-but-true tales of life in the culinary trade from Chef Anthony Bourdain, laying out his more than a quarter-century of drugs, sex, and haute cuisinenow with all-new, never-before-published material.
8. Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist
Author: by Tim Federle
Published at: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (April 23, 2013)
Pour yourself a drink and brush up on your literary knowledge with this clever guidebook that pairs cherished novels with both classic and cutting-edge cocktails.No B.A. In English required! From barflies to book clubs, Tequila Mockingbird is the world’s bestselling cocktail book for the literary obsessed.
Featuring sixty-five delicious drink recipes paired with wry commentary on history’s most beloved novels, Tequila Mockingbird also includes bar bites, drinking games, and whimsical illustrations throughout. Drinks include: The Pitcher of Dorian Grey GooseThe Last of the MojitosLove in the Time of KahluaRomeo and JulepA Rum of One’s OwnAre You There, God?
It’s Me, MargaritaVermouth the Bell Tollsand more! 2013 Goodreads Choice Award (Food & Cookbooks)Entertainment Weekly Great Gifts for Book LoversBookPage Best of 2013Clue on Jeopardy
9. Booze & Vinyl: A Spirited Guide to Great Music and Mixed Drinks
Author: by André Darlington
Published at: Running Press Adult; Illustrated edition (April 17, 2018)
The ultimate listening party guide, Booze and Vinyl shows you how to set the mood for 70 great records from the 1950s through the 2000s. From modern craft cocktails to old standbys, prepare to shake, stir, and just plain pour your way through some of the best wax ever pressed.
Wickedly designed and featuring photography throughout, Booze & Vinyl is organized by mood, from Rock to Chill, Dance, and Seduce. Each entry has liner notes that underscore the album’s musical highlights and accompanying “Side A” and “Side B” cocktail recipes that complement the music’s mood, imagery in the lyrics, or connect the drink to the artist.
This is your guide to a rich listening session for one, two, or more. Among the 70 featured albums are: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club, Purple Rain, Sticky Fingers, Born To Run, License to Ill, Appetite for Destruction, Thriller, Like a Virgin, Low End Theory, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Hotel California, Buena Vista Social Club, Back to Black, Pet Sounds, Vampire Weekend, and many more.
10. The World Atlas of Wine
Author: by Hugh Johnson
Published at: Mitchell Beazley; 8th edition (October 1, 2019)
2020 JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNERJANCIS ROBINSON – 2020 JAMES BEARD COOKBOOK HALL OF FAME HONOREE”The most useful single volume on wine ever published… If I owned only one wine book, it would be this one.” – Andrew Jefford, DecanterFew wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971.
It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine. To reflect all the changes in the global wine scene over the past six years, the Atlas has grown in size to 416 pages and 22 new maps have been added to the wealth of superb cartography in the book.
The text has been given a complete overhaul to address the topics of most vital interest to today’s wine-growers and drinkers. With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world’s most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.”The World Atlas of Wine is the single most important reference book on the shelf of any wine student.” – Eric Asimov, New York Times “Like a good bottle of wine, you’ll find yourself going back to it again and again…
11. The Wine Bible
Author: by Karen MacNeil
Published at: Workman Publishing Company; Second Edition, Revised (October 13, 2015)
The IACP 2020 winner in the Beer, Wine, & Spirits category, Shannon Mustipher’s book on exotic cocktails offers a refreshingly modern take on tiki. With original recipes, techniques, tasting notes and recommendations, and tips on style and music, Tiki is an inspirational resource for cocktail lovers ready to explore fine Caribbean rums.
Tiki is the endless summer, an instant vacation, a sweet and colorful ticket to paradise with no baggage fees. Romanticized since midcentury but too long overlooked as the province of suburban lodges and family resorts, the tiki cocktail is stepping into its moment with sophisticated spirits lovers, skilled mixologists, and intrepid foodies.
In Tiki, Brooklyn-based rum expert Shannon Mustipher brings focus on refreshing flavors, fine spirits, and high-impact easy-to-execute presentation. Dozens of easy-to-follow recipes present new versions of classic tiki drinks along with original cocktails using quality rums, infused and fat-washed spirits, liqueurs, fresh fruit juices, and homemade syrups.
14. 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.
15. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Author: by Madeline Puckette
Published at: Avery; Illustrated edition (September 22, 2015)
The best introductory book on wine to come along in years (The Washington Post) from the creators of the award-winning Wine Folly website Red or white?Cabernet or merlot?Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.
Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including: Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.
A guide to pairing food and wine. A wine-region section with detailed maps. Practical tips and tricks for serving wine. Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors. Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.
16. Imbibe! Updated and Revised Edition: From Absinthe Cocktail to Whiskey Smash, a Salute in Stories and Drinks to "Professor" Jerry Thomas, Pioneer of the American Bar (TARCHERPERIGEE)
Author: by David Wondrich
Published at: TarcherPerigee; Revised edition (April 7, 2015)
The newly updated edition of David Wondrich’s definitive guide to classic American cocktails. Cocktail writer and historian David Wondrich presents the colorful, little-known history of classic American drinks-and the ultimate mixologist’s guide-in this engaging homage to Jerry Thomas, father of the American bar.
Wondrich reveals never-before-published details and stories about this larger-than-life nineteenth-century figure, along with definitive recipes for more than 100 punches, cocktails, sours, fizzes, toddies, slings, and other essential drinks, along with detailed historical and mixological notes. The first edition, published in 2007, won a James Beard Award.
Now updated with newly discovered recipes and historical information, this new edition includes the origins of the first American drink, the Mint Julep (which Wondrich places before the American Revolution), and those of the Cocktail itself. It also provides more detail about 19th century spirits, many new and colorful anecdotes and details about Thomas’s life, and a number of particularly notable, delicious, and influential cocktails not covered in the original edition, rounding out the picture of pre-Prohibition tippling.