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New Wine, Beer & Spirits Books

Looking for a good read? We review the latest publications in the world of wine, Champagne, beer, spirits and other adult libations. We make it easy for you to buy these books as gifts, or for yourself.

New Featured Books

Bartending for Dummies
Ray Foley teaches aspiring mixologist beginners how to stock the bar and then some in his guidebook "Bartending for Dummies." With more than 1,000 quick and handy recipes, you'll be on your way to becoming a drinks master in no time.

Find out more about "Bartending for Dummies"

Wine Book Reviews

Extreme Wine features lesser known quirky wines

If you're looking for wine guides, buying tips, history books or dictionaries, you've come to the right place. Whether angling for red, white, rosé or Champagne, you'll find that perfect read for yourself or your oenophile friends from our wine-centric selection of books.

4000 Champagnes

The Accidental Connoisseur

The Advanced Oenophile

Adventures in Wine

Adventurous Wine Architecture

Andrea Immer's Wine Buying Guide for Everyone

Anthony Dias Blue's Pocket Guide to Wine 2006

Anything But Chardonnay

Australian Wine Vintages

Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma

Bordeaux Chateaux

California's Central Coast: The Ultimate Winery Guide

Celebrity Vineyards

Château Margaux

Cheese & Wine

The Concise World Atlas of Wine

Continued Surveillance: Mostly True Stories of the Wine Business

The Decanter: An Illustrated History

Divine Vintage: Following the Wine Trail from Genesis to the Modern Age

Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary

The Emperor of Wine

Extreme Wine

The Food Lover's Guide to Wine

Great Tastes Made Simple

Good, Better, Best Wines

Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book 2010

I'll Drink to That: Beaujolais and the French Peasant Who Made It the World’s Most Popular Wine

The Northwest Wine Guide

Overstreet's New Wine Guide

Oxford Companion to Wine

Oz Clarke's Wine Guide

Parker's Wine Buyer's Guide

Penin Guide to Spanish Wines 2008

Red, White, and Drunk All Over

Rosé: A Guide to the World's Most Versatile Wine

Secrets from The Wine Diva

Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals

Small Plates, Perfect Wines

Uncorking the Past


Vintage Humor for Wine Lovers

Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

Wine Across America

The Wine Bible

Wine Cocktails

Wine Country Cooking

Wine Country Europe

Wine Country USA

Wine Fundamentals DVD

Wine Guide 2006

Wine Journal

Wine Myths and Reality

Wine Secrets

Wine Tastes Wine Styles

Wine Tours in the South of France

The Wine Year


The Wines of Baja California

Spirits and Cocktail Book Reviews

This guide to sherry demystifies the complex world of fortified wine

There's no need to take night classes at a bartending school to learn the secrets of the stick. Mix up your cocktail game with our assortment of recipe books, complete with enriching history lessons and equally alluring photos. Tomes on how to mix wine, vodka, cognac, whiskey and more into scrumptious drinks are right at your fingertips.

101 Champagne Cocktails

101 Sangrias & Pitcher Drinks

A Man's Place is Behind the Bar

American Still Life

Bartending for Dummies

The Cocktail Lab

Complete Book of Mixed Drinks

Complete Book of Spirits

The Craft of the Cocktail

The Decanter: An Illustrated History

Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary

Edible Cocktails

The Essential Bar Book

Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American Writers

Intoxicated Cupcakes: 41 Tipsy Treats

The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book

Little Book of Cognac

Sherry: A Modern Guide to the Wine World's Best-Kept Secret

Mr. Boston Summer Cocktails

The Old Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail

Pink Panther Cocktail Party


Wine Cocktails

Beer Book Reviews

Sierra Nevada is one of America's first craft breweries

Ales, lagers and sours, oh my! From encyclopedias showcasing numerous beer styles to in-depth guides into the history and brewing process of all-time favorites like Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, our curated selection of books will give you the intimate knowledge that any avid beer appreciator craves.

Ambitious Brew

The Audacity of Hops

Beyond the Pale

Oxford Companion to Beer

Uncorking the Past



India Pale Ale was first developed for British soldiers in South Asia; however, the style has since gained popularity with civilian beer fans.

Although sipping fine Scotch can be an expensive habit, GAYOT's Top 10 Single Malt Scotch Whiskies start at a reasonable $50 a bottle.