These 5 Books Will Pair Perfectly With Your Wine Country Vacation


You picked your vineyards and lined up your tasting menus, but you’re still searching for that perfect wine vacation read. We’ve got you covered. These books will pair perfectly with virtually any trip to Bordeaux, Napa or Tuscany.

1. Wine. All The Time.: The Casual Guide to Confident Drinking

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By Marissa A. Ross

Bon Appétit magazine’s wine columnist wrote a how-to guide to help the rest of us newbies out. Her goal? To help everyone “throw the best damn dinner party your guests will ever attend.”

2. Sweetbitter

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By Stephanie Danler

Sweetbitter is a wild ride of a novel through New York’s restaurant industry, following a rookie waitress and her coming-of-age story via crazy customers, love affairs with coworkers and lots of wine.

3. Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste

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By Bianca Bosker

This book is an immersive dive into the opulent niche world of wine — and it’s all true. The author documents her entertaining journey from enjoying a red or white to being able to blind taste a glass and name the grapes, year and origin of that wine.

4. The New Wine Rules

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By Jon Bonne

If you prefer to read your wine tips in a nicely illustrated guide, this is the book for you. It’s insider knowledge shared in a step-by-step system: choosing wine, serving wine and drinking wine at restaurants.

5. The Winemakers: A Novel of Wine and Secrets

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By Jan Moran

Every vacation needs a romance, and this work of historical fiction has everything: vineyards in California and Italy, murder, family secrets and a full-bodied love story.