Two Books For Every Wine Beginner

In the last 90 days, there have been 472 books published in the Wine Tasting category on Amazon.

Wine clearly has a publishing problem. That makes it difficult for beginners to find books that are worthy of their time and attention. So how can you decided where to focus?

For wine beginners, there’s only two books you need.

  1. The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide To Becoming A Wine Expert
  2. Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine

And here’s why you might want to purchase both.

This book is the foundation framework for wine learning.

Scratch & Sniff Is The Ultimate Quick Start Guide For Wine-Dabblers Who Need To Put A Framework Around their Learning

Richard Betts somehow condensed the wine fundamentals into 22 pages…in a board book.

It looks childish, but don’t be fooled. This is the perfect way foundation for all your wine learning.

Fun fact: I had originally bought a used copy of this book, and a printing error gave me unexpected confidence for my first wine job interview. You can read more about my email exchange with Richard here.

The most visually driven book for wine learning.

Wine Folly Is The Perfect Wine Book For Visual Learners Who Know Nothing About Wine

Not only are there a lot of wine books, there are a lot of BIG wine books.

If you want something portable and great companion for drinking, look no further than Wine Folly’s book.

Get this if you’re someone like Nic who I recently chatted with on Twitter.

twitter profile avatarNic Robb🇦🇺🚢Twitter Logo@thenicrobb @brianpmccann @WineFolly Not a beginner at enjoying wine, but inspired to be a beginner in understanding it. Just bought a copy, thanksBrian McCann 🚢@brianpmccannPeople often ask me: “What’s the best wine book for beginners?” While there’s not one book to rule them all… There is one book that’s perfect for those who prefer pictures. @WineFolly The Essential Guide to Wine is the best book for visual wine learners. 5th 20220Retweets1Likes

Free Run Juice

*free-run juice is a wine term for the grape juice that comes from their own weight prior to pressing. These are weekly tidbits that came out from my own wine reading.

Wine in Antartica

A fun read from David W. Brown for Pix.Wine about drinking at the bottom of the world.

Pair with: Our Retired Explorer by The Weakerthans*

*I forgot they used to make music videos with minutes long intros

How To Taste Wine In A Restaurant

If you’ve ever been afraid to taste the wine in a restaurant, don’t be! They’re only asking you if it’s corked.

It’s easy to spot a corked wine, because it will be sour or give off that wet newspaper vibe.

So, there’s no need to give an opinion, a nod of approval will do.

But, how exactly to nod…that’s a different story.

Why Are Wine Bottles 750ml in Size? Because Of How People Used To Blow.

500-600 years ago when they were making wine bottles by hand, 750ml was the average lung capacity of a glass blower.

Mind blown.