A list of best selling Italian wine books for wine lovers and anyone who'd like to know more about Italy's extensive range of wines. Good gift ideas too.
Seeing as I like to try spread the word on the joys of Italian wines, I’ve been over to Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk to find a selection of books on Italian wine which are bestsellers.
Tracking down Italian wine books was not that easy – actually, it was a little like knowing which Italian wines to try – and my Italian wine book hunt entailed having to wade through a long list of results which contained books on everything and anything Italian, except wine.
There are library filling numbers of books on Italian cooking, pizza, ice cream and various other Italian subjects. Still, after trawling though all the lists, I’m pleased to report that I managed to come up with two top ten lists of books on Italian wine for you to add to your own personal wine library.
I’m a great fan of books on wine as they really can help you find interesting wines to try – to this I can attest.
This list of books on Italian wine might give you some gift ideas, or why not treat yourself to a book on Italian wine? Note that although the books listed are best sellers, not all of them have sparkling ratings, and it is a good idea to read the reader reviews as well.
Of course, if you do go ahead and get an Italian wine book, then you can read it, review it on Amazon, and help others make purchases which are more informed.
I certainly recommend trying Italian wines – there are some great wines to be discovered in Italy, and the prices of Italian wines are not as high as you might expect either.
Here’s the Italian wine book list. Actually, there are two, one Italian wine book list from Amazon.com and the other from Amazon.co.uk, and it is interesting to see which Italian wine books are popular in the USA and Canada compared to those which appeal in the UK. Amazon.com wine enthusiasts might discover one or two interesting books on Italian wines that are popular with wine lovers on Amazon.co.uk, and vice versa, I suspect.
Top 10 Bestselling Italian Wine books on Amazon.com
1. Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy’s 89 Finest Wines - still very popular!
Reviews of Grandi Vini: An Opinionated Tour of Italy’s 89 Finest Wines:
“A compelling read that brings Italy’s most important wines to life, Grandi Vini is a must-have book for anyone serious about Italian wine.”
–Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate
“Joseph Bastianich’s very provocative, enthusiastic, and personal look at Italy’s greatest wines is a must-purchase for all wine enthusiasts.”
–Robert M. Parker, Jr.
“It is difficult to be objective when talking about one’s offspring, but unequivocally Joseph Bastianich, my son, has one of the premium wine palates in the industry. His infinite passion for wine is evident in every word he writes about it, in every sip he takes, and in every bottle he makes. Grandi Vini, eighty-nine wine stops through Italy with Joe, is definitely a trip worth taking.”
“Joe has created a greatest hits list of many of my favorite wines but also added delicious illumination with wines I was not familiar with–and that are now on my must-drink list. Reading Grandi Vini is like being a member of a secret wine geek club with access to the previously private whole magilla on the modern Italian wine world.”
10. The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy – Kindle edition and
The Ecco Guide to the Best Wines of Italy: The Ultimate Resource for Finding, Buying, Drinking, and Enjoying Italy’s Best Wines – Paperback
The Top Ten Books on Italian Wine on Amazon.co.uk
1. Vino Italiano: Regional Wines of Italy Softcover
7. Vino Italiano – The Regional Wines of Italy Hardcover
Happy Italian wine book browsing.
If you do buy any of these Italian wine books, please do come back here and tell us what you thought of them. Of course, if you make a great Italian wine discovery after reading one of the books listed – come back and tell us all about it!
Knowing more about Italian wine might even help you decide where to buy a holiday home in Italy, or may help you decide which areas of Italy to visit if you decide to come to Italy on holiday.
By the way, the best place to actually try Italian wines is Italy – but you knew that already, I’m sure.