3 Wine Books Deliver Plenty of Pure Reading Pleasure

Looking for some good reading about our favorite adult beverage? Three of the newer wine books focus on wine’s historic role at the White House, unpretentious food-and-wine pairings, and Italy’s Friuli wine region.

Whether for you or as a gift, each of these books delivers hours of pleasure for any wine lover…

* Wine and the White House: A History

Published a month before the November election, this book details America’s Presidents and the types of wine they liked to drink and to serve at the White House. Beautifully illustrated and meticulously researched, it may even spark a dinner party idea or two with its summaries of White House-hosted dinners through the years.

* Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World

Enjoy pretentiousness in your wine writing? We thought not. With that in mind, this book is for you. Author Vanessa Price writes in a warm, engaging style and offers wine-pairing suggestions for everything from M&M’s to popcorn, and from Lucky Charms to, yes, Big Macs.

* Friuli Food and Wine: Frasca Cooking from Northern Italy’s Mountains, Vineyards and Seaside

This book’s title serves as a reminder that not all Italian food is created equal. Just like in the United States, there are regional differences and preferences, and the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, as an example, is better known for salumi than for sauces. The book includes 80 recipes, along with wine pairings from a master sommelier and award-winning chef.

Posted in Editor's Journal, Wine Buzz
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