Tag Archives: book

For the Love of Wine – book review

Here I review For the Love of Wine by Alice Feiring. I bought the hardback book online several months ago for just under £11.00. It is verbosely subtitled My Odyssey through the World’s Most Ancient Wine Culture and yet there is still … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Neuroenology, and I Taste Red – two book reviews

Here I review two recently published books that cover similar ground. Both describe the science of how we perceive wine. As is made abundantly clear in both books, we use all our senses in wine perception, not just smell and taste, and we … Continue reading

Posted in Tasting and taste | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Vineyards and Wines of Greece 2017 – book review

Here I review The Vineyards and Wines of Greece 2017: Decoding the land of Dionysis, by Yiannis Karakasis MW. Note the year in the title – the author’s intention is to update the book regularly. Its 128 pages are available only as a … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Sherry – book review

This is a review of the 6th Edition of Sherry by Julian Jeffs. I have a review copy of the paperback, published by Infinite Ideas earlier this year with an RRP of £30.00. I think the hardback version of this edition came out … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Madeira: The islands and their wines – book review

The book is Madeira: The Islands and their wines by Richard Mayson. If you are expecting a wine book, don’t worry about the subtitle: apart from brief sections on tourism, it is actually about wine. The RRP is £30.00, but I … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Wines of Austria – book review

This is The Wines of Austria by Stephen Brook, a new book published by Infinite Ideas earlier this year. The RRP is £30.00, but I have a review copy. It’s a paperback of 294 pages, with black and white maps … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | 6 Comments

Grape Harvest (Vindima), by Miguel Torga

I have been doing a lot of reading over the last few weeks, so I am afraid my blog has been mainly book reviews of late – and there are more to come. But this is a bit different. It … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Port and the Douro – book review

Here I review Port and the Douro by Richard Mayson. This is the 3rd edition, which was originally published in 2013, but I have a paperback version published by Infinite Ideas in April 2016. It has an RRP of £30, but I didn’t … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Biodynamic Wine – book review

This is a review of Monty Waldin’s Biodynamic Wine, published by Infinite Ideas on 4th July this year, and with an RRP of £30.00 (not to be confused with another book by the same author that has a very similar title, Biodynamic … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Exploring & Tasting Wine – book review

Over the last few months I have been reading introductory wine books, partly out of an almost academic interest in how different authors approach the task of communicating to beginners, and partly because I was (maybe still am) toying with the idea … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment