The Essential Guide to Wine


The best introductory wine book available. An entirely visual book that uses infographics and illustrations to simplify the complex topics of wine.

Perfect for…

  • Learning wine the fun way
  • Starting your wine journey
  • Obtaining a solid understanding of wine fundamentals
  • Gaining practical wine knowledge instantly


  • Softcover: 240 pages (full color)
  • Dimensions: 9.0 x 7.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 1.4 lbs (635 grams)
  • Publisher: Avery (September 22, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592408990

Wine Simplified

Those first steps into wine feel daunting. Red or white? Cabernet or Merlot? Light or bold? What to pair with food? Learn the basics while you explore new wines with this user-friendly guide.

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine is small on purpose. It contains practical knowledge that is immediately useful to help you find and enjoy better wine.

A Unique Visual Approach to the World of Wine

Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine will help you make sense of it all in a unique infographic wine book. Designed by the creators of the Wine Folly website, which has won Wine Blogger of the Year from the International Wine & Spirits Competition, this book combines sleek, modern information design with data visualization and gives readers pragmatic answers to all their wine questions, including:

  • Detailed taste profiles of popular and under-the-radar wines
  • A guide to pairing food and wine
  • A wine-region section with detailed maps
  • Practical tips and tricks for serving wine
  • Methods for tasting wine and identifying flavors

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