The 5 Best Wine Books of 2020

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The cold weather outside means it’s time to curl up inside with a glass of wine (or two) and a great book. These 5 best wine books of 2020 are sure to help you get through the cold weather months and help you learn a thing or two about our favorite beverage of choice – good old vino.


First things first, there is a HUGE variety of different wine books – similar to wine! The topics range from the history of pioneering women and wine travel destinations to wine and food pairings, or overall wine knowledge. 

The 5 Best Wine Books of 2020

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Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier

This is a great book for beginners just getting their feet wet in the world of wine. 

Let’s be real – wine can be confusing and even a tad intimidating. 

In his book A Totally Approachable Guide from a World-Class Sommelier, expert sommelier Aldo Sohm uses his years of wine knowledge and humor to help make wine more approachable. This book is laid back, educational, and most importantly – entertaining!

Aldo used different illustrations and easy-to-understand explanations to discuss major wine subjects like terroir, varietals, the winemaking process, and more nuggets of useful wine knowledge. 

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The New Wines of Mount Etna: An Insider’s Guide to the History and Rebirth of a Wine Region

This favorite explores the conditions, history, and winemaking challenges of Mount Etna – a volcanic mountain on the island of Sicily. Imagine making wine on Europe’s largest active volcano!

The weather is unpredictable, and there are frequent changes in topography and elevation. Wine expert Benjamin Spencer takes a deep dive into this region, going in between the vines and discovering the history of this magical wine region. 

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Which Wine When: What to Drink with the Food You Love

This book is a staple on every wine drinker’s bookshelf. Let us be the first to say, wine and food pairings DON’T have to be fancy!

Which Wine When is a comprehensive guide to pairing food and wine! Whether you’re a total foodie or just looking for something simple to pair with your takeout, this book is for you!

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Wine Girl

Sommelier Victoria James is the youngest person to ever become a Wine Sommelier! 

At the age of 21, Victoria took life by the vine and was driven to making her wine career dreams a reality. In her book, Wine Girl, she tells her story. And let us be the first to tell you – it wasn’t simple. Instead it is a story filled with trauma, dedication, obstacles, and success. So grab a glass and crack it open – you won’t regret this read!

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The Widow Clicquot

The women behind the Veuve Clicquot Champagne House can be thanked for a lot of reasons.

The Widow Clicquot is a novel all about the history of this infamous Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin – The Widow Clicquot. Author Tilar J. Mazzeo, takes readers on a journey through Madame Clicquot reign and how she made the brand what it is today. 

In Vino Finito

Do you have an all-time favorite wine book that you read over and over? We’re always eager to find more reads. Tell us in the comments!

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Our staff is full of passionate wine lovers. With our amazing sommeliers at the helm, we’ve been schooled on all things wine. We came together to write this article, in hopes of spreading a little wine-ducation with you.

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