Book reviews:

Women of Wine, Ann B. Matasar

Published on February 27, 2011

Women of Wine, Ann B. Matasar

Grand Cru, Remington Norman

Published on January 29, 2011

Norman explores, by appellation, each of the grand crus in the Côte d’Or.

Understanding Wine Technology, David Bird

Published on January 17, 2011

Over the past decade since this book was first published it has become a must-have information and reference tool for anyone interested in how wine is made.

Biodynamic Wine Guide 2011, Monty Waldin

Published on January 9, 2011

Monty Waldin updates the world of biodynamic growers.

The Future Makers, Max Allen

Published on December 20, 2010

Allen explores a paradigm shift in Aussie viticulture that sees the European model of terroir adopted by progressive and passionate producers.

Chocolate Unwrapped, Sarah Jane Evans

Published on December 12, 2010

Master of Wine Sarah Jane Evans is also one of the founders of the Academy of Chocolate, so she knows about taste, flavour, texture and those other nebulous associates of palate pleasure.

The Wine Opus, various authors

Published on December 4, 2010

The weight of this ambitious tome may break the back of a less substantial coffee table, but it’s easy on the eye, there are some picturesque double page picture spreads, and the texts are written in friendly and informative styles.

Reading Between the Wines, Terry Theise

Published on November 14, 2010

This is accessible and entertaining wine philosophising that puts the poetry back into prose portrayal of wine.

Riesling in Australia, Ken Helm and Trish Burgess

Published on August 10, 2010

Subtitled “The history, the regions, the legends, and the producers”, and that is exactly how the book is organised in its treatise on arguably the finest grape variety for still white wine.

The Great Domaines of Burgundy, Remington Norman and Charles Taylor MW

Published on June 27, 2010

This long-time, must-have reference book for the major properties in Burgundy has been wholly updated. The third edition has drawn on the expertise of Charles Taylor MW, an acknowledged expert on, and merchant of, domaine wines from Burgundy.

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