Compiled by Victoria Chase
Authors Pajat Parr and Jordan Mackay share decades of experience tasting wine in the first definitive reference book to describe, region-by-region, how the great wines of Europe should taste.
Rabat Parr and Jordan Mackay—The Sommelier's Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe—hardcover, 352 pages
A followup to their seminal cocktail book Death & Co., Alex Day, Nick Fauchald and David Kaplan reveal their six "root recipes" that allow cocktail-crafters of all levels to understand, execute and improvise libations ranging in style from classic to nonconformist.
Alex Day, Nick Fauchald and David Kaplan—Cocktail Codex: Fundamentals, Formulas, Evolutions—hardcover, 320 pages, Ten Speed Press
This multiple award-winning box set includes a pullout tray with a set of seven vintage vineyard maps by Louis Larmat. Using extensive grower and vintner profiles, American author Peter Lime explores the legendary wine of
Champagne, France. Peter Lime—Champagne: The Essential Guide to the Wines, Producers, And Terroirs Of The Iconic Region—hardcover, 238 pages, Random House
This highly acclaimed book by award-winning journalist Bianca Bosker takes readers on a journey into underground tasting groups, exclusive New York City restaurants, California mass-market wine factories, and even a neuroscientist’s MRI machine as she attempts to answer the question: what’s the big deal about wine?
Bianca Bosker—Cork Dork: A Wine-Fueled Adventure Among the Obsessive Sommeliers, Big Bottle Hunters, and Rogue Scientists Who Taught Me to Live for Taste— paperback, 352 pages, Penguin Books
Ron Cooper, founder of Del Maguey mezcal, is widely credited for popularizing mezcal in the United States. In this deeply personal book Cooper profiles various producers of the distinctively smoky Mexican liquor, made from the agave plant, and details the nuances of mezcal's varietals.
Ron Cooper and Chantal Martineau—Finding Mezcal: A Journey into the Liquid Soul of Mexico with 40 Cocktails—hardcover, 272 pages, Ten Speed Press
For those who've had the experience of aimlessly wandering a wine shop, bewildered and overwhelmed by what to choose, this book is for you. Curated by a wine expert, this easy-to-follow guide presents 36 bottles (three per month) to try, and explains in laymen's terms why each is worth drinking.
Paul Zitarelli—36 Bottles of Wine: Less is More with 3 Recommended Wines Per Month Plus Seasonal Recipe Pairings— hardcover, 208 pages
Organized by spirit, each chapter presents creative and fresh cocktails that only require a sole spirit paired with fresh ingredients easily sourced from the grocery.
Maggie Hoffman— The One-Bottle Cocktail: More Than 80 Recipes with Fresh Ingredients and a Single Spirit—hardcover, 192 pages, Ten Speed Press
In Wine Food, natural wine bar and winery owner Dana Frank teams up with author Andrea Slonecker to showcase 75 recipes expertly paired with delicious wines and the reasons the flavors complement one another.
Dana Frank & Andrea Slonecker—Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking—hardcover, 256 pages, Lorena Jones Books