Title: Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine
Author: Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack
Price: About $15 on Amazon, $25 List Price (Amazon Link: Wine Folly)
The Wine Folly is one of the more popular wine blogs, and is deservedly so. The writers consistently share a wide variety of wine knowledge in a very approachable manner. Their essentials are now available in handy book format. It covers wine tasting process, wine making, wine and food pairings, dozens of varietal wines with their typical characteristics, as well as the wine regions around the world. This is a seemingly dizzying amount of information, but the well thought out and executed graphics make all of this information not only easy to reference but also easy to understand. The writing is also fun, making it easy to be pulled into details some might dismiss otherwise. Folks that are new to wine as well as those with a bit more experience in the world of wine will find this a valuable book. This is a must own for any wine nerd in training and is my new go-to wine reference book.