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Best Sommelier Books You Should Read

Here is a list of the best Sommelier books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

2019 Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide (2019)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadAn educational resource published by the Society of Wine Educators. Intended for use by candidates preparing to take the Certified Specialist of Wine (CSW) Exam. This study guide is published by the Society of Wine Educators and is, along with the accompanying workbook, the official study material published and approved by the Society of Wine Educators for its Certified Specialist of Wine Exam.
Author(s): Jane Nickles

The Wine Quiz Book: 500 Questions and Answers to Test and Build Your Wine Knowledge (2016)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadDo you enjoy fine wine? Can you name the different varieties of grape and the wines that are made from them? Are you an expert on all aspects of the wine making process? If so, find out how much you really know about wine with the 500 testing questions in this new quiz book. What grape produces wine that sometimes has the aroma of diesel or petrol? From which wine region in France does Sancerre come? In making Sherry, what is the system of topping up casks with older sherry called?
Author(s): Roddy Button, Mike Oliver

Decanting a Murder (A Sommelier Mystery) (2016)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadKatie Stillwell focuses on two things in her life: work and practicing for Sommelier Certification with her blind tasting group. The exam was supposed to be the hardest part of her week, but that was before a body was found at an exclusive Napa Valley winery party. When all the evidence points to Katie's best friend, the outspoken and independent Tessa, Katie drops everything to clear Tessa's name. Using her deductive wine skills, she tries to track down the real killer.
Author(s): Nadine Nettmann

Tasting the Past: One Man’s Quest to Discover (and Drink!) the World’s Original Wines (2019)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadIn search of a mysterious wine he once tasted in a hotel room minibar, journalist Kevin Begos travels along the original wine routes—from the Caucasus Mountains, where wine grapes were first domesticated eight thousand years ago, crossing the Mediterranean to Europe, and then America—and unearths a whole world of forgotten grapes, each with distinctive tastes and…
Author(s): Kevin Begos

Essential Winetasting: The Complete Practical Winetasting Course (2017)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadThis authoritative and inspirational winetasting course, from one of the world’s leading wine educators, provides a clear and precise means of teaching yourself how to taste and get more out of your wine, whatever your level.
Author(s): Michael Schuster

Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes (2012)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadNew York’s Finger Lakes is home to the country’s fastest-growing wine region, and each year millions of tourists spill into the tasting rooms of its wineries.
Author(s): Evan Dawson, James Molesworth

A Sommelier Guidebook: Black and White Edition (2015)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadA Sommelier Guidebook is an introductory work for students who wish to further their knowledge of wine, beer and spirits. The text covers the information required for early level sommelier programs, as well as restaurant beverage management in general.
Author(s): MIchael Maderia

Sommelier of Deformity (2018)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should Read“I’m a connoisseur of the unwanted; a sommelier of deformity; a coveter of the unloved. I am forever chased by the shadow of my ugliness. In darkness, no shadow remains, and it’s all diamonds.”Buddy Hayes is an ugly, defiant little man, a would-be Don Juan trapped in Quasimodo’s body. He lives with his mother and ailing grandfather in a decaying, post-industrial city.
Author(s): Nick Yetto

The Tea Enthusiast’s Handbook: A Guide to Enjoying the World’s Best Teas (2010)

 Best Sommelier Books You Should ReadDid you know that tea is the most widely consumed beverage on the planet after water? Or that all of the world’s tea originates from only three varieties of a single plant? While a cup of tea may be a simple pleasure for most of us, there are a dizzying number of tastes from which to choose. And every tea, whether a delicately sweet green tea from Japan or a bracing, brisk Darjeeling black, tells a story in the cup about the land that nurtured it and the tea-making skills that transformed it.
Author(s): Mary Lou Heiss, Robert J. Heiss

Best Sommelier Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some sommelier books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Wine Girl: The Trials and Triumphs of America's Youngest Sommelier

Author(s): Victoria James
ID: 3453064, Publisher: HarperCollins, Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: epub

Tasting Victory: The Life and Wines of the World's Favourite Sommelier

Author(s): Gerard Basset
ID: 3613379, Publisher: Unbound, Year: 2020, Size: 399 Kb, Format: epub

The Instant Sommelier: Choosing Your Best Wine

Author(s): Paul Wagner
ID: 2436298, Publisher: The Teaching Company, Year: 2019-11, Size: 6 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly record-breakers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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