The holiday season tends to produce a glut of books on wine, and while all primers leave out the most important part—actual bottles—five new reads get a once-over by Eric Asimov in the New York Times.
- Andrew Jefford’s Wine Course, by Andrew Jefford: a "poetically inspirational" global tour of the wine world, complete with glossy photos—and occasionally overblown prose.
- How to Taste: A Guide to Enjoying Wine, by Jancis Robinson: The revised edition "is indeed about critical tasting, rather than pleasure drinking," but you'll walk away with skills that are sure to boost your enjoyment.
- Corkscrewed: Adventures in the New French Wine Country, by Robert V. Camuto: This book, which gets Asimov's highest marks, "inspires thirst and curiosity."
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