Top 10 books for wine lovers

Nose: A Novel by James Conaway

Nose: A Novel by James Conaway

Released in March of last year, Nose is set in a sun-soaked valley in northern California where Clyde Craven-Jones is living the dream as an egotistical wine critic. During a routine tasting in advance of his publication’s new issue, he blindly samples a selection of Cabernets to discover a bottle worthy of his highest score, a never-before-awarded 20 on the Craven-Jones wine scale. However the bottle’s origins are a mystery. Cue an investigation to uncover the provenance of this superior Cabernet.

The Wall Street Journal said Nose “offers a burst of hearty comic notes and finishes with a lingering penumbra of bittersweet nostalgia.”

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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