Recommended Reading List

Recommended Reading List

As many people start to learn about wines, authenticating, and the history of wine producing, I get questions about what books I recommend, and especially from Members, what additional information is out there to continue your education. Over the course of my career, I’ve read and acquired many books and below is my recommended reading list.

*Required for Authentication

†Highly Recommended- in general

VintagesAuthor/Publisher
*Vintage Wine (Fifty Years of Tasting three centuries of wines)Michael Broadbent
*The new Great Vintage Wine BookMichael Broadbent
*Burgundy Vintages 1846-2006Jacky Rigaux
The Great Wines & VintagesChartwell Books
 
BordeauxAuthor/Publisher
*Bordeaux And It’s WinesCocks and Feret
Bordeaux Medoc and GravesStephe Brook
The Wines of BordeauxClive Coates MW
BordeauxDavid Peppercorn
BordeauxRobert M Parker jr
LafiteCyril Ray
Chateau LatourDovaz
Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1945-2003 Tasting and ArtWeinprobe & Kinst
Chateau PalmerM
Chateaux MargauxFlammarion
YquemRichard Olney
SauternesJeffrey Benson and Alastair Mackenzie
Pauillac The Wines and Estaes of a Renowned Bordeaux CommuneStephen Brook
BurgundyAuthor/Publisher
*Inside BurgundyJasper Morris MW
The Great Domaines of BurgundyRemington Norman and Charles Taylor MW
*The Wines of BurgundySylivain Pitiot and Jean-Charles Servant
Cote D’Or (A Celebration of the Great wines of Burgundy)Clive Coates
The Wines of BurgundyClive Coates
A Tribute to the Great wines of Burgundy (Henri Jayer)Jacky Rigaux
Le Domaine de la Romanee Conti 
Romanee-ContiOlney
BurgundyAnthony Hanson
Adventures in BurgundyLincoln Russell
The Finest Wines of BurgundyBill Nanson
ChampagneAuthor/Publisher
*ChampagneTom Stevenson
World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling WinesTom Stevenson
World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wines (Christies Version)Tom Stevens
RhoneAuthor/Publisher
*Wines of the Rhone ValleyRobert Parker Jr
Rhone RenaissanceWine Appreciateion Guilf
AlsaceAuthor/Publisher
The Wines of AlsaceTom Stevenson
General FranceAuthor/Publisher
French Wine ChateauxFrancis Hammond
The Great Wines of FranceClive Coates MW
Alexis Lichinies Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of FranceAlfreda Knopf
The Wines of France (New Edition)Clive Coates MW
The New FranceAndrew Jefford
The Wines of the South of FranceRosemary George
ItalyAuthor/Publisher
The New ItalyDaniele Cernilli & Marco  Savellico
Vino Sant Trentino- un luogo, un mitoAndrewa Andreotti
Australia’s Liquid GoldNicholas Faith
Barolo to ValpolicellaNicolas Belfrage
Brunello to ZibibboNicolas Belfrage
Catalogo Ufficiale  Any year of VinitalyVinitaly
GermanyAuthor/Publisher
The Fines Wines of GermanyStephen Reinhardt
The Guide to German WinesGaultmillau
SpainAuthor/Publisher
The New SpainJohn Radford
The Wines of RiojaJohn Radford
The Wines of SpainJulian Jeffs
Peninguide to Spanish WinePenin
PortugalAuthor/Publisher
Port and the DouroRichard Mayson
MadeiraAlex Liddell
SherryJulian Jeffs
The Wines and Vineyards of PortugalRichard Mayson
Other Old WorldAuthor/Publisher
The Wines of AustriaPhilipp Blom
The Wines of HungaryAlex Liddell
Tokaj (The Wine of Freedom a Szabadsag Bora) 
The Wines of GreeceKonstantinos Lazarakis
New WorldAuthor/Publisher
South African Wine GuideJohn Platter
Great Wine Terroirs CaliforniaFanet
General Wine KnowledgeAuthor/Publisher
*The Oxford Companion to WineRobinson
Vines Grapes and WinesKnopf
Guide to Wine GrapesJancis Robinson
The World Atlas of WineHugh Johnsons Jancis Robinson
The World Atlas of WineHugh Johnsons Jancis Robinson
WineAndre Domine
New Encyclopedia of WineOz Clarke
Grapes and VinesOz Clarke
TastingAuthor/Publisher
††Wine-TastingGeorge Rosemary 
The Taste of WineEmile Peynaud
Tasting Pleasure Confessions of a Wine LoverJancis Robinson
Why you like the Wines you likeTim Hanni MW
Viticulture & Wine MakingAuthor/Publisher
Understanding Wine TechnologyBird
A Wine Growers GuidePhilip M Wagner
General ViticuluturePierre Galey
TerroirJames E Wilson
Terroir & the WinegrowerTerre en vues
The Art and Science of WineHalliday & Johnson
The Art of TerroirRose & Smith
Viticulture and EnvironmentJohn Gladstones
Viticulture Volume 1- ResourcesDry and Coombe
Viticulture Volume 2- PracticesCoombe and Dry
Viticulture: An introduction to commercial grape growingStephen Skelton MW
Concepts in Wine ChemistryYair Margalit
Fermentation Handbook 2009 Scott Laboratories
Modern WinemakingJackisch
Principles and Practices of WinemakingBoulton, Singlton, Bisson, and Kinkco
The Science of Wine From Vine to GlassGoode
Wine Science Principles and ApplicationsJackson
Wine EconomicsAuthor/Publisher
Journal of Wine Economics Volumes 5 & 6 Numbers 1 &2 
What Price is Bordeaux?Lewin