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The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companion to Wine

The Oxford Companinon to Wine, Edited by Jancis Robinson, Oxford University Press

Simply put, The Oxford Companion to Wine is the quintessential wine reference book. It is a commanding presence in an encyclopedia format offering more in-depth wine information than any other publication, period.

All wine professionals worth their weight in riesling own this book. For everyone else, it has more than 3,000 easy-to-navigate, straightforward entries to learn from. Read More

Back to School Days…for Winos too!

The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil

The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil

Tourists are leaving, Del Mar racing season is waning and the sun is shining more than at any other time of the year. It must be back-to-school days.

So, with academia descending upon our children, why not join in and learn a little more about an adult subject?

Wine may be more diverse and complex than any other beverage, but it can be made easy to understand with a minimal amount of study. An infinite number of books have been written on the subject, with a few major standouts rising above the rest.

A glass of wine is always more interesting with a story or some understanding behind it. By using these books, anyone can learn more about wine and therefore make every glass taste just a little bit better.

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