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i'm just starting out in the world of wines. in addition to my wine friends suggested purchases, can anyone recommend me a good book to start reading about them?
 

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Hey Stick,

Feel free to PM me....I'm a wine fanatic, and can recommend some things to get you started. - Lucky
 

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Originally Posted by goodlife
Great Wine Made Simple by Andrea Immer

http://books.google.com/books?id=Jrw...inauthor:Immer


+1. I've recommended that book to several people who wanted to "get into" wine. It gives you a basic vocabulary and will allow you to go to out and eat with a fairly high chance of ordering a wine you are going to like. She writes very well while introducing you to the lingo/jargon needed to talk about wine.
 

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thanks for that suggestion. if anyone has a copy of that book they're willing to let go, i'd be interested xD

otherwise it looks like i'll be investing plenty of money in wines and winebooks instead of clothes in the near future!

lucky7, thanks for the offer! definitely expect some PM's in the near future. piobaire, your name came up for nearly all the wine threads, so i'm hoping to PM you as well! =)
 

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"Oldman's Guide to Outsmarting Wine" was my first book on wine. Each chapter can be read independently. It is a great introductory book on wine.

"The Wine Bible" by Karen MacNeil is a wonderful reference if you have more than a passing interest in wine.
 

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I do wine education now and then and also recommend Wine for Dummies.
 

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It's always good to know something about vine. At least the very basics. For good friends I like to order wine gifts for special occasions like birthdays for example. Knowing what's in the basket is very important if you do that.
 

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The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson.

No wino's library should be without one.
 

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I have taken many in depth wine classes and I have a small library of wine books.

For starters, Wine for Dummies, no doubt. Great intro to wine, the best I've seen.

Oldman's book is solid, but I think it could be organized better. And the "my favorites" list is useless since I don't think one should pigeon hole themselves into finding only certain wines. but it's an easy read and good for picking up and wanting to read 1-2 pages on a certain region or wine.

when you get more into it, i suggest:
World Atlas of Wine - not something I read cover to cover, but something I look at to supplement other books...
Like Vino Italiano - incredible book on Italian wine, which has been my thing for quite some time.
The wine bible - great resource an covers many topics
Oxford Companion - literary canon of wine
 

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I just recently bought Exploring Wine: The Culinary Institute of America's Complete Guide to Wines of the World. Pricey at $65.00, but it has been really great for what I've read so far.
 

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I've never taken any wine courses. I need to think about doing that.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
I've never taken any wine courses. I need to think about doing that.

I think Horns mentioned on here somewhere that his wife was taking her Master Sommelier course very soon. A lucky, lucky man.
 

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