The Master Guide


James Beard award-winning wine book. This visual reference guide, uses infographics and illustrations to simplify the complex topics of wine. Learn regions, wines, and how to pair wine and food. Get the Wine 101 Course free when you order direct from Wine Folly.



  • Hardback: 320 pages (full color)
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.5 x 1.0 inches
  • Weight: 2.2 lbs (997 grams)
  • Publisher: Avery (September 25, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525533893

Learn the Language of Wine

WINNER! 2019 James Beard Awards - beverage book

If you love wine then you deserve to know more about it. Since the first edition, we rebuilt Wine Folly from the ground up – with over 2x the content. This is your quick reference guide to wine, whether you’re just getting started or an industry professional.

  • Actionable techniques on how to taste and develop your palate.
  • Tools and exercises to fundamentally grasp the concepts of pairing food and wine.
  • A more complete reference guide including 100 wine profiles, 35 regional wine maps, 246 regional wine profiles, hundreds of wine terms and classifications, and much, much more.

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Bonus Wine 101 Free

Included with your purchase of The Master Guide you'll also get Wine 101 free!

Whether you're just getting started with wine or work in the industry, this course contains many useful resources that will round out your wine knowledge. 

For those looking for professional development, take the certificate challenge, multiple choice exam that you’ll have an hour to complete.

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