Tuesday, May 15, 2007

A top 10 list of books about wine

At the Guardian, London lawyer turned wine professional Jamie Ivey lists his top 10 books about wine.

Ivey's introduction to the list:
"Drinking wine is fun and reading about it should be as well. This selection might not please the purist, but it's as varied as a good cellar, with authors ranging from a 12th-century Persian poet to a Hollywood scriptwriter, and whether it's by a pool with a glass of rosé or curled on the couch with some warming rioja, the books below are the perfect accompaniment to your favourite tipple."
The title by the Persian poet:
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam translated by Edward Fitzgerald

And to finish, classic ancient Persian verse devoted to the love of wine.

"And much as Wine has play'd the Infidel
And robb'd me of my Robe of Honour -
Well, I often wonder what the Vintners buy
One half so precious as the Goods they sell."
Read about the book by the screenwriter.

Learn more about Ivey's book, Extremely Pale Rosé.

--Marshal Zeringue