This 3rd edition of The Oxford Companion of Wine by Jancis Robinson weighs in at a hefty 6.2 lbs and is 840 pages long. Widely regarded as the best wine reference tome on all things wine. FIVE STARS AT AMAZON.COM!
The University Wine Course by Marian Baldy, PhD, used this text in her extremely popular wine classes. Covers the scientific reasons behind the taste of wine and pairing wine with foods in an easy to understand way.
From Vines to Wines: The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes and Making Your Own Wine by Jeff Cox is a well regarded book directed to the home winemaker that was published in 1999. Has received good reviews on Amazon.com!
Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier (Hardcover) by Andrea Robinson presents this topic simply and honestly – removing the mystique associated with wins. FIVE STARS AT AMAZON.COM!
A fun place to start when beginning the home brew process – lots of easy to understand information and some fun recipes. Homebrewing is a natural addition to your homewinemaking skills AND is available all year round!