Top 10 books for wine lovers

From inspiring tales of triumph over adversity among the vines, to French winemakers’ dramatic tales of World War Two – these books are a treasure trove for the wine-loving book worm.


The world of wine, with its picturesque vineyards and understated elegance, provides authors with a fabulous setting for any tale – from the entirely fictional to dramatic real-life events.

Some of these novels have been adapted for the big screen, such as the hugely popular Sideways, while others focus on the real life events within the vineyards of Nazi occupied France, to the intrigue surrounding a bottle of 1787 Lafite dubbed The Billionaire’s Vinegar.

Scroll through for our pick of some of the best wine based books…

2 Responses to “Top 10 books for wine lovers”

  1. Virginie Saverys says:

    Two other great books about history and wine:

    Don Kladstrup : Wine and war
    Paul Lukacs : Inventing wine, a new history of one of the world’s most ancient pleasures

  2. Ron Irvine says:

    Two excellent books set in Washington State: The Wine Project by Ron Irvine and Walter Clore (a not your typical history book; and The Winemaker’s Daughter by Tim Egan, a story of greed and honor set in the framework of a father’s vineyard and winery.

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