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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

The Wine Bible

The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil

The Wine Bible, by Karen MacNeil, Workman Publishing

This friendly read offers personal insight into all things wine, written by a woman who is a self-made superstar in this arena. In fact, in 2004, MacNeil was named “Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year” by The James Beard Foundation and later was awarded “2005 Wine Educator of the Year” by the European Wine Council.

More about education than reference, The Wine Bible acts as the reader’s personal travel guide through the world of wine. From vine to wine and food pairings, with historical and regional vignettes, it covers every meaningful wine subject. Read More