It took a house move to make me realise that I was “over-thinged”. Included in my excess baggage was several hundred wine books.
Simon Woods is wise, witty and a very active tweeter, which is how I spotted a list of 101 wine questions that he has addressed in his book, 101 Wine FAQs.
There has never been anyone who writes so beautifully about wine.
Morrison’s writing style is easy flowing and accessible, the opposite of intimidating.
Waiheke Island – A World of Wine has brains as well as beauty.
This book is well written and researched, a pleasure to read and Walters argues his case persuasively.
Allan Scott has just released a biography that was produced with the help of writer/author Eric Arnold.
Kaaren Palmer has published an encyclopaedic book on her favourite subject.
Ray King, aka the Silver Fox, was one of the wine industry’s most successful chief executives, who ran Mildara and then Mildara Blass for 20 years till 1999 when he retired as CEO. I greatly enjoyed reading his newly published autobiography King’s Run – A Maverick’s Tale of Football, Wine and Business (Sid Harta Publishers, $34.95, paperback, 480 pages).
Jancis Robinson (pictured) is noted for her serious wine books, erudite books with great depth of information, such as The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine and Wine Grapes. Now she’s produced what I suspect is her smallest book so far, The 24-Hour Wine Expert.