Monday, February 23, 2009

Items for your Vinobrary

Obviously Vinobrary is not a real word, but it's my blog and I'll make up words if I want to. If you want to add to your wine knowledge or need to buy a client or your boss some interesting wine books, here are a few ideas:

1) Love by the Glass by Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher. This couple writes the popular Tastings column for the Wall St. Journal. This book is a bit more interesting than your typical book about wine because you are learning about their marriage and life together and how wine has been involved along the way.

2) Gary Vaynerchuk's 101 Wines: Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World. Gary is the Director of Operations of the Wine Library, a wine retail shop in New Jersey, who gained fame as the host of Wine Library TV, a daily Internet webcast on the subject of wine. Gary and one of my favorite writers, Joel Stein (who is hilarious), did a piece for Time where they tasted wines from all 50 states. The article is interesting, but the video of them blind testing some of the wines is informative and really funny.

The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine by Benjamin Wallace. This book is about a scandal that ensued after an auctioned cache of wine bottles purported to have been owned by Thomas Jefferson are called fakes.

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