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New Wine, Beer & Spirits Books

Looking for a good read? Try one of these informative and sometimes entertaining books about wine or beer

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 Book Review

Extreme Wine by Mike Veseth
Extreme Wine
Wine economist Mike Veseth explores the often extraordinary stuff that is being produced on the margins of the wine industry by shining a spotlight on some of the superlatives mentioned in the book's subtitle by means of vivid, often quirky examples.

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More Book Reviews

Wine 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 Recipe Books:

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
Hemingway & Bailey's Bartending Guide to Great American WritersIntoxicated Cupcakes: 41 Tipsy Treats
The Kentucky Bourbon Cocktail Book
Little Book of Cognac
Mr. Boston Summer Cocktails
The Old Fashioned: The Story of the World's First Classic Cocktail
Pink Panther Cocktail Party
Wine Cocktails

Beer Books:

Ambitious Brew
The Audacity of Hops
Beyond the Pale

Oxford Companion to Beer
Uncorking the Past



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