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Wine, Beer & Spirits Books

Looking for a good read? GAYOT reviews the latest publications in the world of wine, beer and spirits, making it easy for you to buy these books as a gift, or for yourself.

Wine Book Reviews

A Glass Full of Miracles is the autobiography of Grgich Hills Estate founder, Mike Grgich

A Glass Full of Miracles
Miljenko "Mike" Grgich's memoir follows his life journey beginning with a childhood in Croatia to his trek to California in search of the American (wine) dream. As the highest scoring participant in the Judgment of Paris and the founder of the flourishing Grgich Hills Estate, Mike Grgich's deep roots in the wine history of Napa Valley are worth reading about.

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The Wine Games book features wine themed games for family and friends

The Wine Games
Who says wine is just for sipping? The Wine Games by Brent Runzel offers over thirty interactive wine games that range from outdoor options such as "Bocce Bottles" to team activities like "Grape in a Glass" and "Cork Drop." The fun, team-building nature of these games make them great for playing with friends, family and strangers-turned-friends. So the next time you're sitting with a glass in your hand, open up The Wine Games for an entertainment-filled evening.

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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 Trails

Wine Tours in the South of France

The Wine Year


The Wines of Baja California

Spirits and Cocktail Book Reviews

Lonely Planet's The World's Best Drinks features over 60 drink recipes from countries all around the world

The World's Best Drinks
Lonely Planet's The World's Best Drinks is not just a collection of drink recipes. This guide book takes you around the world by delving into the cultural history behind each spirit and the tasting notes for every drink.

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Create a variety of cocktails, alcohol-based and virgin, that fit right in your mason jar

The Mason Jar Cocktail Companion
The mason jar trend isn't just limited to hipster salads and desserts anymore. This cocktail guide offers over 125 concoctions of the "ultimate patio drink" that are easy to mix up and fit right in your mason jar.

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Learn how to use bitters in over 120 recipes for cocktails and food

Field Guide to Bitters and Amari
Bitters are the perfect way to add complexity to a cocktail or to your favorite dish. This book features recipes for drinks, food and even homemade bitters to add a punch to your daily flavors.

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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

The Negroni

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

Mr. Boston Summer Cocktails

The Negroni: Drinking to La Dolce Vita, with Recipes and Lore

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

Pink Panther Cocktail Party


Wine Cocktails

Beer Book Reviews

Who knew beer and cookies were such a good combination?
Together at Last: Cookies and Beer
Who would think that cookies and beer make a great combo? This book gives you recipes on how to bake cookies using beer, how to best pair beer and cookies and even how to make beer milkshakes!

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Ambitious Brew

The Audacity of Hops

Beyond the Pale

Oxford Companion to Beer

Uncorking the Past



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