Book Roundup Part 1
Notes on a Cellar-Book, by George Saintsbury. Originally published in 1920, Saintsbury’s book is still considered one of the best books on drink and drinking in wine literature. Tasting notes and Saintsbury’s opinions throughout.
Au Revoir To All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France, by Michael Steinberger. Slate‘s wine columnist reflects on France’s declining gastronomic culture. Chef Marco Pierre White regards this as “one of the greatest books” he’s read.
In Search of Bacchus:Wanderings in the Wonderful World of Wine Tourism, by George M. Taber. The author of Judgement of Paris wanders the globe and visits the land, peoples, and grapes of 12 of the most fascinating wine regions in the world.
Back Lane Wineries of Sonoma, by Tilar Mazzeo. The author of the thoroughly delightful The Widow Cliquot has written the perfect travel and wine book for anyone who adores the wines of Sonoma as well as those just starting out.
Wine Politics: How Governments, Environmentalists, Mobsters, and Critics Influence the Wines We Drink, by Tyler Colman. The author of the wonderful DrVino.com takes wine politics to task in this engaging and thought-provoking book.
From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America, by Richard Mendelson. Mendelson chronicles the history of wine in the United States through the lens of the law – from early support, through Prohibition, to the governmental controls still in existence today.
Fine Wines: The Best Vintages Since 1900, by Michel Dovaz. A tribute to legendary wines – bottles which are increasingly coveted – accompanied by amazing photos and knowledgeable discussions.