If you’re doing more of a staycation than a vacation this summer, you can at least transport yourself in mind and spirit with a great wine read. Here’s a list of a few books, both new and old, that will take you to some great wine regions or at least compel you with some fascinating wine tales.
So, pull up your beach chair, slather up, pour a glass of something, and crack a book open.
This book takes a look at Argentina’s malbec and how Argentina emerged as a premier region after years of producing undrinkable wine.
If France is on your virtual travel agenda, a detailed look at the fabled wine region of Bordeaux might be required reading.
You don’t have to leave the country to find a great wine tale. This book chronicles Napa Valley, the fortunes made there, and the wine dynasties that have emerged from it.
A page-turner made for a lazy summer day, this mystery is the true story of a 1787 Château Lafite Rothschild (Bordeaux) said to be owned by Thomas Jefferson.
This book takes a look at the history of champagne and its story as the world’s favorite wine.
This classic and widely read book (and movie) still holds up as a romantic read if Tuscany, Italy, is on your horizon.