Book reviews – the pocketbook and the bible

The Wine Bible - Karen MacNeil overlooking vineyard

Two iconic books to dip in and out of; one little, one large; one very English and one, by the researcher above, very American.

The Wine Bible 3rd edition by Karen MacNeil - cover

The Wine Bible 3rd Edition
Karen MacNeil
Published by Workman
ISBN 9781523510092

$39.99, CA$49.99

Karen MacNeil started writing about wine in the late 1970s, despite a most unlikely start which might, however, account for her tremendous grit and determination. She grew up in a poor, uneducated family, was badly affected by polio as a child, left home aged 15, put herself through college, and at 19 set off for New York to become a writer. By...