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Wine Books are a dime a dozen. Great Wine Books are few and far between. I've listed below the wine books that I like best. They are packed with good information rather than a lot of fluff.

I recommend these wine books as staples for your wine library. These books also make great gifts for someone you know who has an interest in wine. The Wine Books shown below are widely available but if you want to get them at a good price and with great ease, you can click on the photo of the book. That will take you to the Barnes & Noble website where you can purchase the books online.

World Atlas of Wine
Oxford Companion to Wine
Windows on the World Complete Wine Course

This is the 'big book' of wine. The World Atlas of Wine is as complete as any book there is on wine. There have been several editions and the Atlas has gained with each update. Highly Recommended

This book covers it all and works for the beginner as well as the knowledgeable eonophile. Every wine lover would benefit from having a copy.

When you want to go from the "I like wine" to the "I want to understand wine" points, this is the book for you.. Concise and informative.

Hugh Johnson Pocket Encyclopedia of Wine
Wine Entusiast Essential Buying Guide 2007
Wine for Dummies

This is the 30th anniversary edition of Hugh Johnson's pocket wine guide. It has lots of useful infomation you can have at hand when shopping or at tasings. This book may be better for a more knowledgable wine drinker as opposed to a real novice.

The Buying Guide is just what it is called. Good, vintage specific information about 25,000 wines. It is a very good resource when you want to plan your purchases or hone in on better values. Updated every year.

Wine for Dummies assumes you know almost nothing about wine. For most people who want to learn the real basics about wine, this is a great place to start. This is a very nice gift for someone who is just strating to learn about wine.