You can never have too much wine knowledge! Whether it’s a biography on a wine industry pioneer, the history of wine or a practical guide to tasting, wine lovers love to learn about wine. We’ve compiled a list for you to take the guesswork out of your thirst for knowledge or your gift giving.


Here are 7 of the Top Must-Have Books for the Budding Wine Enthusiast:


The Wine Bible

Book by Karen McNeil

If you only ever read one wine book in your life, it should be this one. It’s well laid out and easy to understand, no matter what level of wine knowledge you currently have.

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The History of Wine in 100 Bottles

Book by Oz Clarke

History Buffs will love this book. Even if you’re not a history nerd, this wine book will give you the stories behind some of the greatest wines and wineries of all time.

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The Widow Clicquot: The Story of a Champagne Empire and the Woman Who Ruled It

Book by Tilar J Mazzeo

If Champagne hasn’t changed your life, maybe this book about Veuve Clicquot will. Arguably the most influential person in Champagne’s history (yes, more than Dom Perignon), Barbe-Nicole Clicquot Ponsardin was a sparkling legend in tumultuous times.

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Icon: Flagship Wines from British Columbia’s Best Wineries

Book by John Schreiner

This book is ideal for any Canadian Wine enthusiast or someone who just discovered the wines of British Columbia and wants to know more. Only the signature wines from some of the best wineries in BC are included. It’s a real time-saver to not have to read through every offering from every winery — the author goes straight to the icons. A must-have for planning your next visit to any wine region in British Columbia.

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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure

It’s amazing how wine is woven into the fabric of culture and history. This book sheds some light on how coveted wine can be and how it was used in a campaign against the French. Wine and War reveals how France went to extraordinary lengths to protect their national treasures from the Nazis.

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Harvests of Joy: How the Good Life Became Great Business

Book by Robert Mondavi

Not just a pioneer in California wine, Robert Mondavi was a Maestro. He carefully crafted quality wine and made sure the world knew that California could be a big player in the global wine industry. Harvests of Joy is an inspirational story about the man behind one of California’s iconic wineries.

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The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide To The Great Wines Of Europe

Book by Rajat Parr And Jordan Mackay

The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste is a fantastic read if you’re looking for a straightforward way to describe wine or a deeper look into regional wine descriptions. This wine book is approachable no matter what your experience with wine might be. Beginners and experts alike will be able to glean practical information from this book.

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