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I am often asked if I just had one wine book what would it be. I like Hugh Johnson for reference material. His World Wine Atlas is excellent and is one I use often. The version I use is now out of print but a few used copies are available through this Amazon link. Inspire of full shelves this is still my go to book.

 

 

The 7th edition is available here. It has the added bonus of being co-authored by Jancis Robinson one of the world's few Masters of Wine and one of the early authors of wine books and reviews. I have not read this edition, but it sounds like it would even better than my 4th edition.

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A question I frequently get asked is what is your cellar like physically. I used to have a separate room for the wine but could no longer afford the space. I now use wine coolers for long term storage. The ones I use are the Danby shown here.

 

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Having the correct stemware for the wine type can make a significant difference in the taste of the wine and the subsequent enjoyment of the wine. Yah, I know it is hard to believe. I didn't until I did a side-by-side comparison. I was blown away by the difference. It is not common for you to be able to get a glass that serves both for a red and white but these glasses do. You have to try them to believe it.
These glasses are my normal glass for red wines made of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and many other big red wines .
Having the correct stemware for the wine type can make a significant difference in the taste of the wine and the subsequent enjoyment of the wine. You have to try them to believe it.
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For formal (and not so formal)  tastings the best glass for comparing and evaluating wines is the "ISO tasting glass." These are available in many places and do not have to be crystal to be effective. Here is a set of 12 to get you started. When I do a tasting I typically have 8-10 of these per person but you can certainly cut down to 2-3 if you are rinsing between wines.
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