Books to Learn About Wine

If you’re interested in learning more about wine, there are a number of excellent books on wine that you should pick up and read. Of course, you can visit some of our wine courses on Udemy, but sometimes having a hard copy of some wonderful texts is always ideal.

Wine Books for the Visual Learner

Picture of Wine Folly Magnum EditionIf you’re anything like me, I tend to lean more towards visuals. I like picture books—always have. Too many words on a page overwhelm me. The very first wine book I ever picked up was Wine Folly, the first edition. Using elegant graphics, this book gives you everything you need to know to cover the fundamentals of wine.

Though there was nothing wrong with the original book on wine, the authors, Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack came out with the Magnum Edition. Whether you’re looking for a coffee table book on wine or simply just an illustrated wine picture book, Wine Folly is the one.

It is easy to digest, it serves as a quick reference wine guide and has information that covers all the fundamentals of the world of wine.


Wine Books for the Wine Geek

If you’re looking for a gift for a wine lover, the Wine Bible is a good route to go. Karen MacNeil goes to town writing this in-depth narrative of the world of wine.

While Wine Folly may provide you some beautiful pictographs of wine, the Wine Bible will undoubtedly give you vivid imagery with the edgy, almost seductive nature of MacNeil’s writing.

Wine is a blast to drink and learning where wine is grown, how it is made and everything in between can be intriguing. But to understand it at a level of a Master Sommelier, it can be tedious and borderline boring. But in an enchanting way, the Wine Bible creates an engaging narrative that any wine lover would blush to read. MacNeil takes learning about viticulture and viniculture to a whole new level. This is a must-have gift for any wine geek out there.

Beyond Books About Wine

If reading isn’t your thing, books about wine may not be the best choice. However a good gift for a wine geek could be a wine course. Sip’d host, Ryan Vet, has a slough of wine courses for the winos in your life. If you’re looking for a gift for a wine novice, the wine 101 crash course is a great place to start.