BOOKS | Some of the most interesting books in the craft beer, craft sprits and fine wine industry. 

This list serves as our alcohol book reading list. We are slowly making our way through this list and as we do, we will share our opinions. Some of the books listed are digital Kindle versions only. If you don't have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle Reading App for your computer, tablet or phone for free! 


Kevin Zraly's Windows on the World Complete Wine Course recommended by many people in the wine world as the place to start to learn about wine. 

2014 Certified Specialist of Wine Guide you don't have to be studying for your CSW to get use out of this digital wine guide.

Wine Bible this book is highly regarded in the wine community, but it is also 15 years old.  Rumor has it a new edition is coming soon. 

Grape Expectations: A Family's Vineyard Adventure in France this is more of a narrative than a learning guide. A Winery is also our family's lottery dream. 

The World Atlas of Wine: 7th Edition Nicole is currently using this book as a study guide for sommelier exams! It is THOROUGH. 

The Science of Wine: From Vine to Glass

The Concise Guide to Blind Tasting

Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World's Top Wine Professionals


 Brew Notes a beautiful brew tasting notes guide. For the meticulous beer drinker with a leather binder, page protector, and a detailed tasting sheet.

We Make Beer: Inside the Spirit and Artistry of America's Craft Brewers 

The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Training Classes 

Beerology: Everything You Need to Know to Enjoy Beer...Even More 


The Craft Maltster's Handbook for those interested in distilling or already taking a stab at distilling. More of a reference than a how-to guide.

The Savoy Cocktail Book written by Harry Craddock, America's favorite European-pretending-to-be-American-bartender-revolutionary! 

Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, with Cocktails, Recipes and Formulas 

The Art of the Bar: Cocktails Inspired by Classics 

The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender's Guide from the celebrated Speakeasy

The Ultimate Bar Book

The 12 Bottle Bar: A Dozen Bottles. Hundreds of Cocktails. A New Way to Drink. 

The World Atlas of Whisky: New Edition