When I read a wine book, I am usually not looking for scores, ratings and tasting notes. Rather, I am interested in the stories behind the wines and the people in the industry.
American Vintage by Paul Lukacs is a very readable history of wine in the United States.
And in The Great Wines of America, Mr. Lukacs makes his case for the top forty wineries of America. You may not agree with his choices, but he makes excellent arguments to support his picks.
Finally, in The Emperor of Wine, Elin McCory writes about the man who is arguably the most influential wine critic in the world — Robert M. Parker, Jr.
There are a lot more wine books out there; in fact, I have several more at home waiting for me to get to them.
Now, when will Eve be writing her book?