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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!

1. 2018 Certified Specialist of Wine Study Guide (2018)

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

2. 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. #18,243 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #28 in Wine (Books) #60 in Educational Certification & Development Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Jane Nickles

3. 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? The answers to these questions and more can all be found in The Wine Quiz Book. With sections on different wines from…
Author(s): Roddy Button, Mike Oliver

4. 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. But when repeated attempts are made on her life, Katie discovers that everyone's secrets must be…
Author(s): Nadine Nettmann

5. 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 aromas. We meet the scientists who are decoding the DNA of wine grapes, and the historians who are searching for ancient…
Author(s): Kevin Begos

6. 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. Including everything you need to know about tasting wine, from what equipment to use to how to taste and recognize the major grape varieties, it features nine instructive tastings using a selection of widely available and affordable wines.The first edition of Essential Winetasting won numerous prizes – this new, larger edition has been substantially rewritten and updated with…
Author(s): Michael Schuster

7. 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. Filled with fun and likable characters, Summer in a Glass brings this burgeoning area to life and captures its exciting diversity–from its immigrant German winemakers to its young, technically trained connoisseurs, from classic Rieslings to up-and-coming Cabernet Francs.  ”…Dawson [composes] a useful travel guide, lessons in Wine 101, and, most important, a reminder of what makes wine…
Author(s): Evan Dawson, James Molesworth

8. 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. The art of tasting, vineyard establishment, and wine making practices are touched upon before a tour of the fascinating world of wine is undertaken. All of the major growing regions are covered with an easy to read style that helps to simplify the subject for the student. The depth of each topic is carefully chosen with the beginning…
Author(s): MIchael Maderia

9. 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. The mother is Emily Post with a color changing and a mood-indicating scar. The grandfather is a one-eyed double amputee, who spends his days happily dangling in a hydraulic patient lift. Their…
Author(s): Nick Yetto

10. 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.  In this authoritative guide, veteran tea professionals Mary Lou and Robert J. Heiss provide decades of expertise on…
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 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 and food handbook : aide-mémoire for the sommelier and the waiter

Author(s): Cousins, John; Gillespie, Cailein; Tuor, Conrad
Publisher: Trans-Atlantic Publications, Inc;The Food and Beverage Training Company, The Scottish Hotel School, Year: 2007, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2088531

What to Drink With What You Eat: The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food With Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice From America's Best Sommeliers

Author(s): Karen Page; Andrew Dornenburg; Michael Sofronski
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Year: 2006, Size: 9 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 792510

What to Drink with What You Eat: The Definitive Guide to Pairing Food with Wine, Beer, Spirits, Coffee, Tea - Even Water - Based on Expert Advice from America's Best Sommeliers

Author(s): Andrew Dornenburg, Karen Page, Michael Sofronski
Publisher: Bulfinch, Year: 2006, Size: 9 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1039442

Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier

Author(s): Andrea Immer Robinson
Publisher: Clarkson Potter, Year: 2005, Size: 14 Mb, Download: mobi
ID: 1120853

Great wine made simple: straight talk from a master sommelier

Author(s): Andrea Immer
Publisher: Broadway Books, Year: 2000, Size: 14 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 821463

The New Catering Repertoire: Volume II Aide-Mémoire du Restaurateur et Sommelier

Author(s): H. L. Cracknell FHCIMA, ACF, G. Nobis BA (Hons), MSc., MHCIMA
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK, Year: 1990, Size: 28 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1465288

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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