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The best introductory book on wine to come along in years” (The Washington Post) from the creators of the award-winning Wine Folly website

Red or white? Cabernet or merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Drinking great wine isn’t hard, but finding great wine does require a deeper understanding of the fundamentals.
 
Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including:

   •  Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines.
   •  A guide to pairing food and wine.
   •  A wine-region section with detailed maps.
   •  Practical tips and tricks for serving wine.
   •  Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors.

Packed with information and encouragement, Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will empower your decision-making with practical knowledge and give you confidence at the table.

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"The best introductory book on wine to come along in years."  --The Washington Post

About the Author

Madeline Puckette is a sommelier and visual designer whose electrifying infographics and congenial writing has garnered an enthusiastic following from wine beginner to wine expert. Her work has been applied in organizations, including The Court of Master Sommeliers and the Guild of Sommeliers to help wine professionals learn.


Accolades and Experience
  • Court of Masters, Certified Sommelier (Level 2)
  • 40 Under 40, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, 2015-2016
  • Wine Blogger of the Year, International Wine and Spirits Competition, 2013-14
  • Top Wine Writer, Quora, 2012

Justin Hammack is a founding partner of Wine Folly and leads conceptual development, interactive tools, and marketplace branding. He is responsible for maintaining strict creative goals that emphasize frictionless education. Justin also handles all videography and photography.

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Robert Puckette
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Rather biased review, insanely proud parent.
Reviewed in the United States on December 17, 2015
Okay, I''m Madeline''s dad. You gotta know that this took a huge amount of effort to clarify the mysterious world of wine into graphics that take mere seconds to understand. I couldn''t be more proud. It''s a lot of fun forcing on it friends and then seeing them light up with... See more
Okay, I''m Madeline''s dad. You gotta know that this took a huge amount of effort to clarify the mysterious world of wine into graphics that take mere seconds to understand. I couldn''t be more proud. It''s a lot of fun forcing on it friends and then seeing them light up with instant understanding. The page that explains how to write useful personal wine notes, for example, instantly organizes the way you do your evaluations of wine.
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Great for visually oriented people who are also short on ...
Reviewed in the United States on May 24, 2016
Great introduction for visually oriented people who are short on time and want to get a quick overview on grapes/taste and wine regions. I would also get another wine book "The Wine Bible" (over 1000 pages, heavy on text) as a more detail-oriented companion to this... See more
Great introduction for visually oriented people who are short on time and want to get a quick overview on grapes/taste and wine regions. I would also get another wine book "The Wine Bible" (over 1000 pages, heavy on text) as a more detail-oriented companion to this basic book.

Both complement each other perfectly - depending on whether you want to go into more detail (Wine Bible) or get the basics about a grape or wine region in a mind-map-like format (Wine Folly).

The two recent books (both were published in 2015) combined will cover more than enough topics (well beyond a mere introduction to wine) for most wine drinkers.

This book alone lacks some depth. Hence four stars instead of five. For example, Chardonnay grapes are very popular globally and make for very different wines depending on the region/climate. It''s understandable that some simplifications have to be made at 240 pages in a visual design style with lots of graphs and charts (which in this case translates to just two pages covering the popular Chardonnay types).

Speaking of visuals. In terms of wine-related movies / documentaries, I can recommend the following films as companions:

- Mondovino (2004) - Critical documentary *
- Red Obsession (2013) - Global wine business and China''s influence *

(* These two movies work well back to back)

- Sideways (2004) - Feature film, not a documentary

- "A Year In...." Trilogy (A Year in Champagne, A Year in Burgundy, A Year in Port is forthcoming in 2016)

- Somm (2012)

- Somm: Into the Bottle (2015)

PS: Somm 2012 is probably the least interesting of the bunch for a wide audience (since it focuses on wine exams and personal stories), but it''s still worth watching. Otherwise, skip the 2012 film and just watch the 2015 Somm movie where you will find some interviewees featured again.
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This is a fun way to learn about wine :)
Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2018
I love this book. (I read the 1-star snob, and I can tell you that this book was never written for him.) I have a few wine books. I started buying them when I decided to start a wine club in my neighborhood, and this one has helped direct some of my wine choices for our... See more
I love this book. (I read the 1-star snob, and I can tell you that this book was never written for him.) I have a few wine books. I started buying them when I decided to start a wine club in my neighborhood, and this one has helped direct some of my wine choices for our meetings, moving us through the different types of wines and the different regions. Maybe it doesn''t have everything, but so what. No book has everything about everything. It is easy to read, and informative. It will help instruct you as you are getting started by: teaching you what to look for when you see the wine in your glass, how to smell, taste, and form conclusions about the wines you try. I enjoy her style and I find it easy to reference. Wine is a journey like any other. Read a lot, taste a lot, and have fun.
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WilliamBTop Contributor: Photography
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Not for everyone; just for novices, somewhat knowledgeable, and experts
Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2019
Recent copyright 2015, so the statistics on acreage by locale, etc. are still current. Otherwise a great starter for what wine is about, where its flavors come from, how to taste, what glasses to use, and on and on. For knowledgeable and experts, there is information you... See more
Recent copyright 2015, so the statistics on acreage by locale, etc. are still current. Otherwise a great starter for what wine is about, where its flavors come from, how to taste, what glasses to use, and on and on. For knowledgeable and experts, there is information you didn''t know--how DNA has shown relation between different grapes, where they came from, why different grapes are grown in the same areas, how wine is affected by climate where the grapes are grown.

Did you know that Pinot Noir grapes are 1,000 years older than cabernet sauvignon? Or that Pinot Noir is one of few varieties of grapes used to make red, rose, white, and sparkling wines? Or that cabernet sauvignon is still the most widely planted wine grape? In short, this is essential to anyone interested in wine.
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William
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Every Restaurant in America Should Buy This Book For Their Staff!
Reviewed in the United States on September 26, 2015
I love this book. I''ve been following Winefolly.com for a while now and it is amazing. I even got my staff into it. When I heard the book was coming out I pre-ordered it immediately. I was not disappointed! I manage a high end Italian counter-service restaurant in... See more
I love this book. I''ve been following Winefolly.com for a while now and it is amazing. I even got my staff into it. When I heard the book was coming out I pre-ordered it immediately. I was not disappointed! I manage a high end Italian counter-service restaurant in Boston and out list is strictly Italian. Not only is this a great reference point for new people who are not so familiar with Italian varietals but it is really helping our servers who have been working exclusively with Italian wine for years understand how that relates to other wines. No longer are my servers coming to me saying, "William, I have a table that says they only drink white Burgundy. What on our list is like that?" Now they go to the book! I might have to buy an additional copy to keep at the restaurant and maybe a 3rd so I can enjoy it at home! Thank you, thank you, thank you for making this beautiful, well written and easily digestible book. Every restaurant in America should buy it for their staff.
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Sydney McLaughlin
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Definitely worth the read!
Reviewed in the United States on July 21, 2020
This book is definitely worth the read, I’ll be referencing this anytime I need a “touch up” on information. I’ll start with some back story, I have almost no knowledge of wine. And after reading a good chunk of this book, I realized what I did know barely... See more
This book is definitely worth the read, I’ll be referencing this anytime I need a “touch up” on information.

I’ll start with some back story, I have almost no knowledge of wine. And after reading a good chunk of this book, I realized what I did know barely scratched the surface. I worked in the automotive industry for ten years, and one day I woke up and needed a career change. I’ve been working as a cashier at a large liquor store for a few months now, and my goal is to get into our wine department. Well, anytime I do something I make sure I can actually be of help to my customers and my coworkers. And it’s always fun learning new things!

Now back to the book itself. I stumbled across the Wine Folly name on a random Google search about wine, so I jumped on Amazon and looked up their book. It sat in my cart for a few weeks while I asked my coworkers if they knew of the Wine Folly blog or book, because one of my coworkers worked on a vineyard for three years I value his opinion above all else. He didn’t but said he would look into it for me, because he knows I won’t take the wine department test unless I not only do well on it, but I blow it out of the water. Once I got the okay from him, I purchased this book. I’ll be taking the book with me to work so he can judge it in person, if it fails his assessment I’ll update my review with his opinions, but I doubt that will happen.

In short, this book seems to have it all. Of course it’s only a book, a great book with loads of information in a tiny space. But the only way to know for sure if this will really help you, because everyone is different, is to buy the book and drink some wine. Cheers!
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Roddy
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GREAT wine book for beginners!
Reviewed in the United States on December 5, 2017
This book has been amazing for me and my wife as novice wine drinkers that wanted to learn about the different wines and make educated choices when we purchase them. Whether we want to find out if we would potentially like a certain wine by flipping to the page... See more
This book has been amazing for me and my wife as novice wine drinkers that wanted to learn about the different wines and make educated choices when we purchase them.

Whether we want to find out if we would potentially like a certain wine by flipping to the page to find out where its from, how its made, and the different flavor profiles or if its finding out which wine would pair best with our Thanksgiving dinner, this book has been an incredible help.

Not only does it do a great job of helping us out as wine buyers/drinkers but it makes everything so much easier to understand. Before this book me and my wife wanted badly to get into wine and enjoy it but we literally had no idea where to begin. This book allowed us to jump right in and begin to learn how to inspect/taste wine and continue building knowledge that will help us to enjoy wine drinking for years to come. Want to know more about the wine you are drinking and not have to deal with "stuffy" wine-talk...this book is for you!!
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Chris
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Very solid and very essential guide!
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2019
This is a really informative guide if you''re just beginning to get in to wine, or you''re wanting to just brush up on your knowledge, and is a great reference if you''re trying to get a quick and accurate idea of what to look for on a particular wine or grape variety - of... See more
This is a really informative guide if you''re just beginning to get in to wine, or you''re wanting to just brush up on your knowledge, and is a great reference if you''re trying to get a quick and accurate idea of what to look for on a particular wine or grape variety - of which, there are plenty (obviously some more obscure varietals aren''t included) to experiment with.

Beyond the blurb in the back about Madeline (the author), it is beyond obvious that this book was made by a visual designer, and every page of this book is meticulously illustrated and gets information across incredibly quickly. The graphics are fun, informative and very useful - she nailed it out of the park on this aspect of the book. Of particular note are the "aroma wheels" that are included with most of the varietals or wine styles discussed in the book that give you a solid guide of what to look for when trying a particular wine.

To add, there are some great maps in the back of the book that go into the major areas where wine is produced, from California to Portugal to Argentina to the multiple regions of France.

In short, for a beginner or an intermediate with wine, this is probably the best book you can buy for someone who has an interest in it, and it will be a staple in my house for many years to come.
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WineGuy
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Essential reading for the wine novice and expert alike!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2015
Invaluable for any wine lover, expert or just starting out on your wine knowledge journey. Very simple, clearly written and described without being condescending. Text is assisted with excellent infographics, diagrams and flavour wheels which are great for visual learners...See more
Invaluable for any wine lover, expert or just starting out on your wine knowledge journey. Very simple, clearly written and described without being condescending. Text is assisted with excellent infographics, diagrams and flavour wheels which are great for visual learners like myself. Madeline will have every wine drinker an expert taster by the time they reach the end of this book which is a pleasure to read, and never boring.
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G
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Great book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 15, 2020
If you are interested in wine and different grapes a book that simplifies the whole experience.
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David
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Fun book with great presentation
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 14, 2018
This book really does capture the feel of the Wine Folly website''s advice. It presents useful information in a very appealing way. Great coffee table book.
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lee wesley
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Wine Folly? no, wine jolly.cheers
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 22, 2018
A wonderful book for anyone starting out with an interest in broadening their knowledge about wine. Well laid out with plenty of information to reference at a later date. highly recommended.
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Laila
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Superb book
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2017
Great book which I''d recommend to anyone who wants to learn about wine, pairing, etc... love the graphics and linear explanations, it really helps you understand its structure.. seller also great, fast delivery with no trouble.
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