I am sure there was a thread on wine books etc once but I can't find it...so thought I'd start a new one. Main reason, I'll be in Foyles tomorrow at some point, and they usually have more wine books than most. I've recently finished Anthony Rose's "Sake and the Wines of Japan" (Infinite Ideas Classic Wine Library). I thought it was excellent, pretty essential, packed with info and easy to read. Of course I love Japan and have been trying to get to grips with sake for some time. I've just reviewed it if anyone is really interested. My observations here are first, that it looks like a textbook but doesn't read like one. Academic writers are never as enthusiastic as Rose is. Secondly, I was worried there were only ninety pages on wine, but that seems to be enough for an introductory section and profiles of the main wineries/producers. As for the main part, on sake, I learnt many times more from Rose than from any of the books I've looked at before. I liked his learn by heart glossary, and the recommendations of bars and restaurants in Tokyo where you can taste good sake and Japanese wine. I will read "Godforsaken Grapes" by Jason Wilson soon (after a book on wood...it's not all wine). I'd allowed this to pass me by. Maybe the title put me off, I'm not sure, but then an American friend strongly recommended it. There are few people whose philosophy of wine tallies with mine quite so closely as hers, so I had to buy it. I'm not sure it will have the effect that the back cover blurb says..."will make you live more adventurously and drink more curiously - and never order another pinot noir again", but it does look interesting. My partly selfish reason for starting the thread is to get any strong recommendations. I'm thinking of buying (or ordering) Alice Feiring's book on Georgia, "For the Love of Wine". Anyone read it. Steve S? Did I see a review of it on your blog? Anything else I may have missed.