Book reviews 2016 – a guide


Tam has been doing the Christmas shift again this year, whittling the many words in the many wine books of 2016 into the finely carved shapes of her review articles, both enthusiastic and forthright. For those interested in Wine Behind the Label, Neville Blech has offered fellow Purple Pagers a 20% discount. For details, please see this post on the forum.

The complete list of articles is given below, with links, most recent at the top. 

Book reviews 2016 – not quite philosophy 6 January 2017
Something in the Cellar
Wine & Something Else

Book reivews 2016 – production part 2 5 January 2017
Riesling Rediscovered
Biodynamic Wine

Book reviews 2016 – production part 1 4 January 2016
Wine Production and Quality
Terroir and Other Myths of Wine Growing

Book reviews 2016 – pedagoguery 3 January 2017
Your Wine Questions Answered
Oz Clarke Wine A–Z
Concise Guide to Wine and Blind Tasting
I Taste Red

Book reviews 2016 – politics, history and religion 30 December 2016
The Spirituality of Wine
French Wine – a History

Empire of Booze
The Modern History of Italian Wine

Book reviews 2016 – places, more than just one 29 December 2016
Unusual Wines
Volcanic Wines
Wine Behind the Label

Book reviews 2016 – places less known 28 December 2016 
The Wine Route of Israel
The Comprehensive Guide to Israeli Wines
Uncorking the Caucasus
For the Love of Wine
The Wines of India
The Vineyards & Wines of Greece 2017

Book reviews 2016 – places well known 27 December 2016
Port and the Douro
Labor or Love
American Rhône

Book reviews 2016 – places: France 26 December 2016
The Wines of Faugères
The Story of Champagne

Book reviews 2016 – people 21 December 2016
From Bubbles to Boardrooms
Hugh Johnson on Wine

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