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Spring Reads 2024

Spring had sprung. So have the spring reads…. Check out these fab books.

The Great Atlas of Italian Wines by Alessandro Avataneo and Vittorio Manganelli is an indispensable tool for wine lovers, a mine of well-organized information. The book lists widely available must-try wines. 

It is helpful for travelers, those selecting wine for the holidays, confidently choosing a wine at a restaurant, or creating your wine cellar. For travelers, the book gives a thorough understanding of the wine regions. The 1,500 best producers are geolocated in the detailed maps, with a list of the 3,000 wines most representative of Italian excellence, regardless of the vintage, resulting from years of cross-checks on the data from the main national and international guides and magazines from the sector. 

For wine lovers looking for more knowledge about wine to make appropriate selections at a restaurant or for their wine cellar, the volume is completed with the stories of 300 wines that mark Italian wine’s past, present, and future, with wonderful reproductions of their labels. The book is the perfect read for wine enthusiasts.

Cowboy Cocktails: 60 Recipes Inspired by the American West (Epic Ink/Quarto; Hardcover; April 2024; $19.99).

Based on trail life after the Civil War, the cow towns at the time, and on the drinks enjoyed there, Cowboy Cocktails gives you a true taste of the cowboy lifestyle. With charming sidebars throughout, learn some surprising history about cowboys and their experiences in the Wild West alongside whiskey-, tequila-, and gin-based cocktail recipes complemented by some serious cowboy lore. There is even a Chuck Wagon chapter with old-time meals to be enjoyed on the open trail. Captivatingly photographed, this one-of-a-kind book will transport readers to the rough and wild times of the American Old West.

Every cowboy enthusiast who enjoys a good drink needs this book in their cocktail-recipe arsenal.

The Book of Rose

Château d’Esclans’s impressive estate extends across 660 acres in the heart of Provence, France. Dating back to the time of the Gauls, vines have grown on this land for centuries. When its founder Sacha Lichine acquired the property in 2006, he was destined to shake up the wine world: he set out to create the best rosés and to forever transform their place in the collective imagination, from accessible rosés to ultra-premium, luxury wines.

Exquisitely photographed, the never-before-published images showcase the history and spirit of Château d’Esclans, which inspired the “rosé revolution”. From Martin Bruno’s spectacular images of the vineyards throughout the seasons to food and travel writer Lindsey Tramuta’s fascinating exploration of the wine-making process and the people behind it, The Book of Rosé: The Provençal Vineyard That Revolutionized Rosé by Whispering Angel and Château d’Esclans (Rizzoli New York; May 2024) invites readers to discover how rosé wines come to life, and how they embody the essence of summer insouciance and the Provençal art de vivre. Esclans’s most popular bottles—Whispering Angel, Rock Angel, Les Clans, and Garrus—are icons of contemporary oenology, beloved by celebrities and lauded by wine experts alike. Here are links to the press release and PDF of the book:



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