In case you haven’t noticed by now, I love wine! I’ve had a lot of hobbies in my life, but I’ll have to say that this one is by far my favorite ;)
A few weeks ago, my beautiful wife gave me the Kevin Zraly’s Complete Wine Course book for my birthday. This book is everything you need. From the casual wine drinker who knows just enough to get around, to the hardcore connoisseur who needs a little fine tuning, this book will drastically improve your knowledge of wine throughout interesting facts and an endless stream of information.
If you have never bought a wine book before, start with this one. If you have a roomful of wine books, get this one anyway. This book is as entertaining as it is informative. While wine is not an easy subject, Kevin does a wonderful job at simplifying the entire vinous arena. His enthusiastic, breezy, and down-to-earth style will take you through every aspect of winemaking, all in a very conversational style.
All wine regions worldwide are carefully distilled, in order to better understand each wine and their respective taste. The geographical aspect and its impact to the wine is clearly explained by way of location, weather, land, etc…
It is a great idea for a gift. I find this book very engaging and quite addictive! Unlike the subject depicted in this book, you can read it without moderation ;) Get your own copy from Amazon.