The Master Guide

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Learn the language of wine.

A James Beard Award winner! Whether you’re just getting started or are a passionate enthusiast, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is your guide to wine.


BONUS: Get the Wine 101 Course ($100 value) FREE with the purchase of Wine Folly: Magnum Edition (Orders after August 12, 2021)




A major upgrade.

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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Wine Folly: Magnum Edition offers actionable information on how to taste wine and develop your palate. Learn the 4-step tasting method and how to identify wine faults to better discern quality.

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Experience the fundamentals of wine and food pairing with tips, tricks, and a do-it-yourself tasting exercise.

Need more? Check the charts on “Pairing with Cheese,” “Pairing with Protein,” and “Cooking with Wine” to find exactly what you need.


An enthusiast-level reference guide including:

  • 310 color pages–full of rich visualizations
  • 100 wine profiles
  • 35 regional wine maps
  • 14 wine country profiles with statistical data on the top 52 wine countries
  • 246 regional wine profiles
  • Hundreds of wine terms and classifications


  • 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