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Biodynamic Wine by Monty Waldin – cover

Biodynamic Wine by Monty Waldin | book review

For those of you who really want to know how a biodynamic wine producer work in the vineyard, and also in the cellar, this book is indispensable. Monty Waldin is a specialist. He believes in biodynamic agriculture and although you, as a reader, may doubt some of the things he write, there is no denying […]

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The Finest Wines of Champagne, by Michael Edwards

Champagne by Michael Edwards | book review

“The Finest Wines of Champagne” by Michael Edwards is an excellent introduction to the bubbly wines from northern France. The book focuses primarily on presenting a number of the most famous producers, many of the famous houses are included and some independent growers. The selection is not overwhelmingly original, it’s mostly old classic acquaintances, but […]

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Thirsty Dragon by Suzanne Mustacich

The business of Bordeaux and China | Per on Forbes

A few years back China became Bordeaux’s biggest export market. Over a few years the Chinese market grew from almost nothing to become the market that Bordeaux could not live without. How this happened is the subject of a new book, Thirsty Dragon, China’s Lust for Bordeaux and the Threat to the World’s Best Wines, […]

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Sherry by Julian Jeffs, the contents

Sherry by Julian Jeffs | book review

[pullquote position=”right”]This book about Sherry is a classic[/pullquote]. It is now in its 6th edition (first published 1961!), so just imagine how many wine enthusiasts and wine professions that have learned about the Spanish wine through this book. And probably enjoyed learning too. This book is thorough. No stones are left unturned, all aspects are […]

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Jura Wine by Wink Lorch cover

Jura Wine by Wink Lorch | Book Review

The book Jura Wine by Wink Lorch has all the information that you may ever need on wine from the Jura wine region in eastern France. It contains wine producer profiles, detailed information about the vineyards, the history, the grape varieties and much, much more. It is self-published and available online. It is an impressive […]

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Disnoko Winery, Tokaj, copyright BKWine Photography

More about the book on Tokaji

In the last Brief we wrote a review of the new book on Tokaij wines, Tokaji Wine – Fame, Fate, Tradition by Miles Lambert-Gócs. We also speculated in for whom it might have been written. The author sent us a mail and explained: ”I feel obliged to respond to your question about ‘the intended reader.’ […]

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Biodynamics in wine

Biodynamics in Wine

Biodynamics in Wine By: Beverley Blanning MW A Monograph published by the International Wine & Food Society (IWFS) This little book tries on 60 pages to explain what biodynamic wine production means. It is not an easy task. Beverley Blanning manages to do it in a fairly objective way. She describes the different biodynamic methods […]

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Viticulture by Stephen Skelton MW

Viticulture – An introduction to commercial grape growing for wine production

Viticulture – An introduction to commercial grape growing for wine production By: Stephen Skelton MW Self-published This is very detailed book on viticulture, written by Master of Wine Stephen Skelton, who lectures on viticulture to Diploma students at WSET. The book is recommended for these students as well as for Master of Wine candidates. It […]

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What price Bordeaux? by Benjamin Lewin

What Price Bordeaux?

What Price Bordeaux? By: Benjamin Lewin Vendange Press What Price Bordeaux? is an unusual and an interesting book. But let me start with two things that I find annoying, to get them out of the way. First, the title. The book is about so much more than “the price of Bordeaux” and the title makes […]

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Tokaji wine by Miles Lambert-Gócs

Tokaji Wine – Fame, Fate, Tradition

Tokaji Wine – Fame, Fate, Tradition By: Miles Lambert-Gócs Ambeli Press Miles Lambert-Gócs book is best classified as a reference book or encyclopaedia on the wines of Tokay (or Tokaji, or Tokaj). L-G is American but of Hungarian descent. The book is the result of many years of research into the wines, the region and […]

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The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy

The Finest Wines of Tuscany and Central Italy By: Nicolas Belfrage Photo: Jon Wyand Fine Wine Editions This is the personal selection of the best producers in primarily Tuscany (and a bit more) by a great Italian wine expert, Nicolas Belfrage. He has previously written several books on Italian wines. The book is nicely put […]

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The Great Domaines of Burgundy

The Great Domaines of Burgundy By Remington Norman and Charles Taylor, photo Jon Wyand (mainly) Publisher: Kyle Cathie Ltd The key to finding good Burgundy wines is to find the right producer. There are few wine regions where it is so important to know exactly who it is who has made the wine, rather than […]

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Wine Genesis – book review

Wine Genesis / Wein Genesis By: Peter Oberleithner (design and photo), Karl Mayer (text) Kulinarium Verlag e.U. www.kulinariumverlag.at A massive and heavy book with lots of photos on vines and wine cellar equipment – that is, in short, what this book is. It is above all a picture book with illustrations from vineyards and wineries, […]

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Chile: Country Of Mountains And Wines

Chile: Country Of Mountains And Wines Chili, Pays de vins et de montagnes Chile : País de montañas y vinos By: Papianille Mura (text), and Matt Wilson (photo) Versant Sud This is a beautiful and inspiring book. It tells the story of the birth of the Chilean wine industry. It talks about the history, about […]

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Wine Production – Vine to Bottle

Wine Production – Vine to Bottle By: Keith Grainger and Hazel Tattersall Blackwell Publishing The book is part of what is called “Food industry briefing series” and that is well reflected in its presentation. It is short, and not particularly “consumer” oriented. The book covers the topics, just like the title indicates, from the vine […]

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The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book

The Châteauneuf-du-Pape Wine Book By: Harry Karis Photo and design: Phil Karis Kavino Book Publishing, www.cdpwinebook.com It is a relatively easy task to review this book, in a way. It is likely to be the standard tome on Châteauneuf for the foreseeable future. It is has almost 500 pages and weighs over two and a […]

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Grand Crus Classés, Grands Chefs Etoilés

Grand Crus Classés, Grands Chefs Etoilés By: Sophie Brissaud, photo Cyril le Tourneur d’Ison & Iris Sullivan, plus many contributing chefs and sommeliers Publisher: Editions de la Martinière It’s logical. This is a book made to impress, about wines made to impress, and about food designed to impress. It weighs in at 3 kg, almost […]

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South-West France, the Wines and Winemakers

South-West France, the Wines and Winemakers By: Paul Strang, photographs by Jason Shenai Publisher: University of California Press This is a book that has been in the coming for a very long time and now finally (!), is it published. Let’s start with this: if you are even remotely interested in wines from other than […]

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