8 Books for Wine Lovers

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Benjamin Franklin once said, “The discovery of a wine is of greater moment than the discovery of a constellation. The universe is too full of stars.” The library can help you discover the perfect wine with its broad selection of books on wine history, tasting, and creating.

Here are a few titles that will make the perfect pairing with any glass:

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker – A professional journalist describes how she left her job to enter into the world of wine tasting, as well her attempts to understand wine culture and what makes people obsessed with this type of drink.

Wine. All the Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking by Marissa A. Ross – Written in her signature bawdy voice, and accompanied by personal anecdotes, a contributing editor at Bon Appetit helps readers to understand the ins and outs of wine culture.

Around the World in Eighty Wines by Michael Veseth – Inspired by Jules Verne’s classic adventure tale, Mike Veseth takes readers on a journey that will inspire, inform, and entertain anyone who loves travel, adventure, or wine.

Wine Bites by Barbara Scott-Goodman – An inspiring cookbook for those who entertain casually contains more than 60 recipes for simple, tasty snacks and includes suggestions for an accessible wine to pair with each.

Tasting Wine & Cheese by Adam Centamore – A guide to pairing wine and cheese explains how to properly taste the two, pair condiments, and broaden the appreciation of gourmet combinations.

From Vines to Wines by Jeff Cox – From planting vines to savoring the finished product, this guide covers every aspect of growing flawless grapes and making extraordinary wine.

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine by Madeline Puckette – A hip, new guide to wine for the new generation of wine drinkers, from the sommelier creators of the award-winning site WineFolly.com.

Beyond Jefferson’s Vines by Richard G. Leahy – The complete story of wine in Virginia, from the Jamestown Settlement, to Thomas Jefferson and his vineyard at Monticello, to the thriving world-class wine industry of today.

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