Book reviews 2020 – how, what, why

The Goode Guide to Wine book cover

Memories, manifestos, what to think and how to drink – all the vinous mentorship you'll ever need in the books below.

The Goode Guide to Wine 
A manifesto of sorts 
Jamie Goode 
University of California Press 
ISBN 9780520342460 
£15.99, $18.95 

It’s a small, sturdy book, almost pocket-fitting size, with thick matt paper, a retro look to the cover and retro font. Perhaps ironic pastiche, but definitely going for a certain ‘feel’. Even if that feel is one composed of laid-back diffidence and modesty that is somewhat at odds with the rather grand choice of ‘manifesto’ (a public declaration of policy...