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If you'd like to read even more about wine, here are my favorite wine books.  If you have one to recommend, e-mail me and tell me why.




A Fool and Forty Acres: by Geoff Heinricks
A Pocket Guide to Ontario Wines: By Konrad Ejbich
Adventures on the Wine Route by Kermit Lynch
Africa Uncorked by John and Erica Platter
Bacchus and Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar by Jay McInerney
Bordeaux: People, Power and Politics by Stephen Brook
Cellaring Wine: Managing Your Wine Collection...to Perfection by Jeff Cox
Classic Cocktails: a Modern Shake Mark Kingwell
Crush: The New Australian Wine Book by Max Allen
Decantations by Frank Prial
Drink: A Social History of America by Andrew Barr
Essential Winetasting: The Complete Practical Winetasting Course by Michael Schuster
From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes & Making Your Own Wine by Jeff Cox
Good Better Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines Carolyn Hammond
Harmony on the Palate: Matching Simple Recipes to Everyday Wine Styles Shari Darling
Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2008
Icewine: The Complete Story by John Schreiner
Keys to the Cellar: Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting Peter D. Meltzer
Making Sense of Wine by Matt Kramer
Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred History Christine Sismondo
Mr. Boston Steven McDonald & Anthony Giglio
Oldman's Brave New World of Wine Mark Oldman
Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2008 by Oz Clarke
Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson. by James Gabler
Perfect Pairings Evan Goldstein
Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (Cdn) By Natalie MacLean
Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (UK) Natalie MacLean
Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (US) By Natalie MacLean
Saké Pure & Simple by John Gauntner
Salut! The story of beer in Quebec:
Tasting Pleasure: by Jancis Robinson
The Accidental Connoisseur: An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World Lawrence Osborne
The Cork Jester's Guide to Wine by Jennifer Rosen
The Craft of the Cocktail by Dale DeGroff
The Emperor of Wine by Elin McCoy
The Great Canadian Beer Guide by Stephen Beaumont
The Heartbreak Grape: A Journey in Search of the Perfect Pinot Noir Marq De Villiers
The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson, A. Dinsmoor Webb, Richard E. Smart
The Vineyard: A Memoir by Lousia Hargrave
The Wine Atlas of Canada Tony Aspler
Uncorked: The Science of Champagne by Gérard Liger-Belair
Vineyard Tales by Gerald Asher
Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide Paul Gregutt
What to Drink With What You Eat Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page
Windows on the World Wine Course: 2008 Edition by Kevin Zraly, Peter M. F. Sichel(Introduction)
Wine and War: the French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure Don & Petie Kladstrup
Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking:Uncork Your Creative Juices Michaell J. Gelb
Wine into Words:
Wine with Food by Joanna Simon
World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson



A Fool and Forty Acres:
by Geoff Heinricks

Heinricks has been described as a Renaissance man, and that certainly comes though in his book, both in his interests and his compelling style of writing. Not only is he fascinated with making wine, but he also digs into the history of Ontario's Prince Edward County where he planted his vines, its architecture, food and people. This is a delightful memoir with great insights into the backbreaking work involved in starting your own winery.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $21.99

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $24.49

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A Pocket Guide to Ontario Wines:
By Konrad Ejbich

A Pocket Guide to Ontario Wines by Konrad Ejbich is the best book about Ontario wines I’ve read and is an essential guide for anyone who drinks these wines or who would like to visit the region. It reviews the wines of all the province's wineries with concise, unbiased and thoughtful tasting notes. Also includes advice on when the wines are ready to drink and background on the winemaker's approach.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $16.78

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $21.84

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $11.53

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $16.95

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Adventures on the Wine Route
by Kermit Lynch

Wine writer and merchant Kermit Lynch takes on a delightful romp throughout France in search of wine with soul.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $13.02

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $24.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $11.20

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $17.00

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Africa Uncorked
by John and Erica Platter

Africa Uncorked won the coveted Glenfiddich Award. The husband and wife team chronicled their trek across Africa visiting vineyards and meeting winemakers who deal with severe droughts, elephants and antelopes and tribesmen packing AK-47s. A beautifully written travelogue that will make you want to pack your bags and go.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $15.72

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $20.96

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $24.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $24.95

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Bacchus and Me: Adventures in the Wine Cellar
by Jay McInerney

An entertaining read about wines and people in the industry from the author of Bright Lights, Big City.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $15.96

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $21.00

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $10.40

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $14.00

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Bordeaux: People, Power and Politics
by Stephen Brook

A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of one of the world’s most prestigious wine regions. This book has recently won several awards.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $24.27

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $45.50

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $31.50

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $45.00

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Cellaring Wine: Managing Your Wine Collection...to Perfection
by Jeff Cox

An excellent resource that answers the big questions about starting and maintaining a wine cellar.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $20.97

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $20.96

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $13.27

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $18.95

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Classic Cocktails: a Modern Shake
Mark Kingwell

Mark Kingwell, a philosophy professor at the University of Toronto, takes a literary and historical approach to cocktails in Classic Cocktails. He’s great on ferreting out fascinating ties between cocktails and culture, art, film and literature. Whip yourself up a Whisky Sour or Tom Collins, and enjoy.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $24.99

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $24.99

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $19.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $19.95

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Crush: The New Australian Wine Book
by Max Allen

If you love Aussie wines, you’ll like this light-hearted book from Down Under.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $45.00

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $7.99

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $20.97

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $29.95

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Decantations
by Frank Prial

From the wine columnist for the New York Times comes these personal recollections.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $25.87

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $25.86

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $17.47

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $14.95

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Drink: A Social History of America
by Andrew Barr

In this "Food & Wine" 1999 Book of the Year, Barr looks at historical and cultural role of drink in the U.S.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $21.02

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $24.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $11.20

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Essential Winetasting: The Complete Practical Winetasting Course
by Michael Schuster

Schuster has produced an intelligent and articulate primer, the result of his more than twenty years of teaching wine appreciation. In addition to the basics of wine tasting, the book looks at wine labels, winemaking, the varieties of wine, decanting and other essentials.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $27.97

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $32.86

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $20.97

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $22.95

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From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes & Making Your Own Wine
by Jeff Cox

A practical guide to home winemaking that is concise and well written.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $20.27

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $20.26

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $13.27

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $17.05

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Good Better Best Wines: A No-Nonsense Guide to Popular Wines
Carolyn Hammond

Finally, a wine book for the rest of us! Carolyn Hammond sniffs and swirls her way through the liquor store so that you don’t have to. The genius of her approach is that she recognizes we want tasty wines that are reasonably priced. Brava Carolyn!

Buy it from Amazon Canada: (CDN: $ 11.55)

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: (US $9.32)

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: (CDN $9.32)

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Harmony on the Palate: Matching Simple Recipes to Everyday Wine Styles
Shari Darling

Harmony on the Plate by Ontario writer Shari Darling is essential for those, like me, who believe that wine is meant to partner with food. However, with such a dizzying array of wine and cooking styles today, the challenge of pairing them has become complex. Shari Darling solves the matching dilemma by giving concise, practical tips.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $29.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $29.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $24.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $24.95

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Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2008

Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book 2008 is an invaluable book to have when you want to know when your wine is prime for drinking. This book notes the peak drinking years for most of the world’s cellar-worthy wines and it’s a handy guide to keep in your pocket, whether you’re in the liquor store or your cellar.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $17.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $17.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $14.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: 14.95

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Icewine: The Complete Story
by John Schreiner

Icewine: The Complete Story written by John Schreiner, one of Canada's most talented writers, gives an in-depth history of one of the country's most coveted wines.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $21.21

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $19.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $13.27

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $18.95

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Keys to the Cellar: Strategies and Secrets of Wine Collecting
Peter D. Meltzer

Peter Meltzer covers all the basics in creating and stocking a cellar, whether you have a modest budget or are ready to build the den of Dionysus. I like his tips for avoiding costly mistakes and his solutions to common challenges.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $35.99

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $35.99

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $29.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $29.95

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Making Sense of Wine
by Matt Kramer

Wine Spectator magazine columnist Kramer explores the making and drinking on this audio-cassette – enjoy listening while you commute (save the tasting for when you get home).

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $53.18

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $20.96

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $12.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $12.95

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Mondo Cocktail: A Shaken and Stirred History
Christine Sismondo

I love the way Christine Sismondo includes so many interesting historical facts and juicy tidbits with each of her cocktail profiles in Mondo Cocktail. The Toronto writer will teach you how to make the perfect Mint Julep and in the process reveal how the drink is connected to the Civil War. Try making one of her fabulous cocktails, whether it’s a Margarita, a Martini or a Sidecar.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $24.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $24.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $19.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $19.95

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Mr. Boston
Steven McDonald & Anthony Giglio

Mr. Boston by Steven McDonald is one of the best-selling cocktail guides of all time. It’s both comprehensive (more than 1,500 recipes) and instructive, with tips on all aspects of mixology including tools, techniques and garnishes.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $23.99

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $23.99

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $19.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $19.95

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Oldman's Brave New World of Wine
Mark Oldman

Mark Oldman should be your best friend in wine. You can trust him, he has great taste, but most importantly, he makes it fun. His new book is packed with insider secrets and tips that will vastly increase your hedonistic happiness!

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $15.68

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $16.50

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $13.57

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $14.36

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Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2008
by Oz Clarke

There are dozens of pocket guides, but Oz Clarke's Pocket Wine Guide 2008 is one of the most readable and useful. Clarke rates wines and vintages around the world, profiles major wine styles and includes maps of the regions. Small enough to take with you to the liquor store and restaurants.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $18.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $18.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $15.00

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $15.00

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Passions: The Wines and Travels of Thomas Jefferson.
by James Gabler

If you’re a history buff, you’ll love this well-researched and fascinating account of Jefferson’s love of wine.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $27.91

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $27.26

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $23.96

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $29.95

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Perfect Pairings
Evan Goldstein

One of the most comprehensive, accessible and authoritative guides on wine and food matching I've read. Evan Goldstein knows his subject, yet makes it imminently interesting and enjoyable. His book made me both thirsty and hungry!

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $40.50

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $22.40

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $19.77

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $23.96

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Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (Cdn)
By Natalie MacLean

"Revel. Imbibe. Hector. Seduce. MacLean delivers clarity and taut, crisp prose. There is little that has been as cosmopolitan or as plesantly complete."
- Globe & Mail Best Book of 2006

"Immensely enjoyable ... a world of wine that is the antithesis of the dull, dry and dusty one we've come to expect."
- The Calgary Herald

"Neither an excoriating polemic nor a shameless exaltation of the famous and the fatuous, MacLean's book refreshes with its evenhanded treatment of the outsized personalities populating this industry."
- Newsweek

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $16.06

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo: CDN $16.72

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Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (UK)
Natalie MacLean

"Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world—a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine."
- The Financial Times of London

"Written in an engaging and often humourous style that keeps you turning the pages. The perfect antidote if you’re fed up with po-faced wine writing.
- TimeOut London

She has very cleverly wrapped a wine primer in such appealing anecdote that any reader, male or female, should find learning about wine completely painless.
- Jancis Robinson

Red, White, and Drunk All Over remains engaging throughout. Wine experts might offer authority but there is no doubt that it is the enthusiasm of newcomers that brings the subject to life.
- The Times of London Literary Supplement

Buy it from Amazon U.K.: £9.74

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Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine-Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass (US)
By Natalie MacLean

"Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman ... She loves wine, loves drinking ... a winning formula."
- Eric Asimov, The New York Times

"We may have a new genre here: The wine book as bodice-ripper. Throughout, she remains engaging, colorful and informative."
- Fred Tasker, Miami Herald

"A breezy and fun read, but well researched and full of great storytelling. One of my favorite wine books of the last several years.
- Steven Page, The Wine Spectator

"Natalie writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... often laugh-out-loud funny… terrific."
- Rex Pickett, author of Sideways

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $14.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $13.45

Buy it from Powell's Books: US $14.95

Buy it from BookSense: US $23.95

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Saké Pure & Simple
by John Gauntner

Saké Pure & Simple looks at how to serve and enjoy Japan's national drink. He also recommends sakés to try and how to make saké cocktails.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $13.10

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $12.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $9.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: check for new stock

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Salut! The story of beer in Quebec:

a history and micro-beer cookbook by Raymond Beauchemin. A great resource for those who want to learn more about small breweries and for those who love to cook with beer.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $15.16

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $18.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $13.27

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Tasting Pleasure:
by Jancis Robinson

A graceful memoir from one of the world's best wine writers.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $19.54

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $22.99

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $11.17

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $17.00

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The Accidental Connoisseur: An Irreverent Journey Through the Wine World
Lawrence Osborne

The Accidental Connoissuer by Lawrence Osborne is a wonderful romp through the world of wine. Osborne asks each person he meets what taste is as it relates to wine. The answers prove insightful and at times, hilarious.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $16.00

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $16.00

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $14.00

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $14.00

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The Cork Jester's Guide to Wine
by Jennifer Rosen

A light-hearted look at ordering, tasting and enjoying wine. Jennifer has a wonderful sense of humor that makes wine accessible to all.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $12.58

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $18.53

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $9.72

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $14.95

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The Craft of the Cocktail
by Dale DeGroff

In The Craft of the Cocktail, one of America's greatest bartenders, DeGroff reviews the classic cocktail recipes with some new twists.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $37.10

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $37.10

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $24.50

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $35.00

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The Emperor of Wine
by Elin McCoy

A fascinating account of the world's most powerful wine critic, Robert Parker. This biography yields terrific insights into how the world of wine has changed, along with our taste. A must-read for anyone interested in wine beyond what's simply in the glass.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $21.67

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $24.57

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $14.37

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $14.95

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The Great Canadian Beer Guide
by Stephen Beaumont

Stephen Beaumont isn’t just Canada’s best beer writer, but one of the best in the world. He has an intelligent, conversational tone that I enjoy whether I’m reading his journalism or his books, such as the Great Canadian Beer Guide.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $19.96

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $24.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $19.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $19.95

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The Heartbreak Grape: A Journey in Search of the Perfect Pinot Noir
Marq De Villiers

Before Sideways, pinot noir found a following with readers of the Heartbreak Grape by Marc de Villiers. This is the Nova Scotia author’s only book on wine, and I wish he’d write more on the topic. But as he told me recently, he’s sticking to drinking it for now. Fortunately, we have his take on one of the world’s most seductive and silky red wines as told through the story of one of California’s best winemakers Josh Jensen of Calera Vineyards.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $14.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $14.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $12.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $12.95

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The Oxford Companion to Wine
by Jancis Robinson, A. Dinsmoor Webb, Richard E. Smart

I can’t think of a more complete and well-written wine reference book than Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine. It’s a must for every wine library and includes information about all of the world’s wine regions, grapes, styles and terms.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $71.53

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $75.00

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $40.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $52.00

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The Vineyard: A Memoir
by Lousia Hargrave

Louisa Hargrave's moving story about starting a vineyard with her husband in North Fork (Long Island, New York). Not only is this a fascinating account of what it takes to start a winery, but it's also beautifully written.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $16.00

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $12.27

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $10.50

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $14.00

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The Wine Atlas of Canada
Tony Aspler

An essential guide for anyone interested in Canadian wine.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $60.00

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $60.00

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $37.93 (used)

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: used only

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Uncorked: The Science of Champagne
by Gérard Liger-Belair

One of the most fascinating books on champagne yet. Liger-Belair explores the science of champagne without getting too technical. You'll never guess what goes on under the surface of all those bubbles!

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $24.50

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $24.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: CDN $24.50

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: CDN $19.95

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Vineyard Tales
by Gerald Asher

A series of personal essays about the joy of wine from Gourmet magazine’s columnist.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $22.91

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $18.16

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $11.87

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $16.95

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Washington Wines and Wineries: The Essential Guide
Paul Gregutt

The most comprehensive and authoritative book on Washington wines. Paul has a lively style that makes the story of Washington wine country come alive.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $33.79

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $36.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $34.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $34.95

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What to Drink With What You Eat
Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page

A new food and drink pairing book from two of my favorite food writers. They go well beyond the standard food and wine pairing tomes to explore other beverages, such as tea, coffee, and water, among others. They seek out advice from some of America's top chefs and sommeliers to reveal new and interesting insights. It's an easy-to-follow, practical guide that anyone who loves to eat or drink should have.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $30.82

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $30.36

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $22.05

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $28.00

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Windows on the World Wine Course: 2008 Edition
by Kevin Zraly, Peter M. F. Sichel(Introduction)

If you’re just starting to learn about wine, I recommend Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly. It covers all of the major wine regions, styles and terms without bogging down in the mind-numbing jargon that can discourage a novice. His book is filled with lively anecdotes, pictures and charts.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $29.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $29.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $24.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $24.95

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Wine and War: the French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
Don & Petie Kladstrup

The story of how French winemakers were able to preserve their wines from the occupying Germans during World War II is expertly told in Wine & War: The French, the Nazis & the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure by Don and Petie Kladstrup. The French used such clever tactics as creating false cellar walls behind which they hid their best vintages, smuggling Allied soldiers out in their barrels and passing off poor vintages to the German troops. It’s a thrilling read for the history buff. Pair it with the 2003 Château La Commanderie, St.-Estèphe, Bordeaux ($30).

Buy it from Amazon Canada: $22.95

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: $22.95

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: $14.95

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: $14.95

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Wine Drinking for Inspired Thinking:Uncork Your Creative Juices
Michaell J. Gelb

Michael Gelb takes a mind-altering, life-changing approach to wine and the mind in this wonderful book. Drink deeply from his delightful perspective and savor life fully lived.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: (CDN$ 15.68)

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: (CDN$16.50)

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: (US$13.57)

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: (CDN$15.39)

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Wine into Words:

A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language, Second Edition by James Gabler is a history and bibliography of wine books—a marvelous resource for anyone who wants to start a library.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $69.86

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $55.77

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $75

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $60.00

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Wine with Food
by Joanna Simon

Wine with Food suggests wines to serve with spicy, hot and sweet dishes, as well as the less-challenging, everyday fare. The summary charts at the back of the book are worth the price alone.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $23.80

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $22.44

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $17.50

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $25.00

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World Atlas of Wine
by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson

An excellent reference book that should be part of any wine library is the World Atlas of Wine, which has sold more than four million copies since it was first published in 1971.

Buy it from Amazon Canada: CDN $59.00

Buy it from Chapters/Indigo Canada: CDN $59.00

Buy it from Amazon U.S.: US $50.00

Buy it from Barnes & Noble: US $50.00

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