bibliography for wine drinkers and makers: a vino-bibliography

This list of books is part of the 2016 “adult summer reading program” which features books, presentations, and a special exhibit all about wine and southern Oregon viniculture. Running from August through September, Reading Glasses: A Summer of Books and Wine is being held at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Libraries, 200 NW C Street in Grants Pass.

Find the books you want in the Josephine Community Libraries catalog. Put a hold on your books and pick them up at your next library visit. Or, just browse the stacks using the call numbers noted next to each title below.


Reading Glasses program posterDahl, Roald. “Taste.” Short story, in The Roald Dahl Omnibus  (1993). Fic

Daily, Janet. Tangled Vines (1992) Fic.

Delinsky, Barbara. The Vineyard. (2000). Fic.

Flinn, Elaine. Deadly Vintage: A Molly Doyle Mystery (2007). M Fic.

Francis, Dick. Proof. (1985). M Fic.

Marsh, Ngaio. Vintage Murder (1940) M Fic.

Mayle, Peter. The Vintage Caper (2009). Fic.

Mayle, Peter. A Good Year (2004). Fic.

Pickett, Rex. Sideways. 2004 (available as audiobook only). See also Movie: Sideways, 2004. Dir: Alexander Payne.

Poe, Edgar Allan. “The Cask of Amantillado.” Short story in Complete Stories. Fic.

Royal, Priscilla. The Wine of Violence (2003). M Fic.

Walker, Martin. The Dark Vineyard: A Novel of the French Countryside (2011). M Fic.


Asimov, Eric: How to Love Wine: A Memoir and Manifesto (2012). 641.22

Cole, Katherine. Voodoo Vintners: Oregon’s Astonishing Biodynamic Winegrowers (2011). 634.8097

Houlihan, Michael. The Barefoot Spirit: How Hardship, Hustle, and Heart Built America’s #1 Wine Brand (2013). 641.22

Johnson, Hugh. Hugh Johnson’s Wine Companion: The Encyclopedia of Wines, Vienyards, and Winemakers (2003). 641.22

Kilman, Todd. The Wild Vine (2010). 634.8

Kladstrup, Don. Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure (2002). 940.5344

MacNeil, Karen. The Wine Bible (2015). 641.2

Old, Marnie. Wine: A Tasting Course (2013). 641.22

Oldman, Mark. Oldman’s Guide to Outsmarting Wine (2004). 641.22

Parr, Rajat. Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals (2010). 641.22

Pinney, Thomas. New York Times Book of Wine (2012). 641.22

Powers, Tom. Vineyard Simple” How to Build and Maintain Your Own Vineyard (2002). 634.8

Robinson, Jancis. Vines, Grapes & Wines: The Wine Drinker’s Guide to Grape Varieties (2005). 641.22

Zraly, Kevin. Windows on the World Complete Wine Course (2007). 641.22

more information

For more information, click to go to Reading Glasses: A Summer of Books and Wine. Or, contact the library at or 541-476-0571.