Read These 5 Wine Books That Are Perfect for Beginners (Paste)

Learning about wine can be daunting. Pages-long wine lists, palpable elitism and foreign names can often throw off new wine drinkers, making them intimidated to learn more about the beverage.

But at its core, wine is just an agricultural product like any other, and learning about wine can be as simple as learning about anything else you’re interested in. 

Tasting, of course, is a good place to start—it’s how you’ll start to get a sense of which kinds of wines you enjoy the most. But if you want to go deeper, you might want to crack open a book.

There are a wealth of interesting, engaging and informative wine books on the market, but if you’re new to the world of wine, it can be difficult to know which ones will be relevant to you as a beginner. 

The following books don’t require a ton of specialized wine knowledge and can be used as a jumping-off point to learn more about grapes, winemaking and more (without the need for constant Googling).

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