Nonfiction Wine Books

Over the last few months, the idea of reading nonfiction books about wine has become an insatiable indulgence. After making a purchase at a well known online bookstore the computer interest matching software suggested reading a book entitled “The Billionaire’s Vinegar.” After thoroughly enjoying the subject matter of the book, an interest in the history of both winemaking and the wine industry slowly developed. Given this newfound awareness about wine, a chance encounter provided the opportunity to view the movie “Bottle Shock” (2008) on DVD. If you have an interest in wine, then consider renting or purchasing “Bottle Shock” (2008) on DVD. In any event, a large amount of literature exists about wine. Slow updates will occur to this list as various nonfiction books about wine are discovered, read, and considered worthy of recommendation.

The following books are ranked in order of preference…

  1. Wallace, Benjamin. (2008). The Billionaire’s Vinegar: The Mystery of the World’s Most Expensive Bottle of Wine. New York: Three Rivers Press.
  2. Tabor, George M. (2005). Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine. New York: Scribner.
  3. Siler, Julia Flynn. (2007). The House of Mondavi: The Rise and Fall of an American Wine Dynasty. New York: Gotham Books.