Wine & Drinks

Humans have been enjoying fermented beverages for over 9,000 years, and making wine is something of an art form. Pick up wine and drinks books to learn more about wine making, drinking, and pairing, or even how to mix the perfect cocktail. From guides and lists to recipes and histories, our sellers have a variety of books on wine and spirits, many of them collectible first editions and vintage wine and drinks books with classic recipes. You'll be the hit of your next party with your knowledge of the perfect drink for any occasion.

The wine and drinks books offered by AbeBooks sellers explore some of the most popular wine regions throughout the world, from Bordeaux and Burgundy in France to Napa Valley in California to South Africa, Australia, and Italy. Discover what types of wine each region is famous for and where to sample the best reds, whites, and sparkling varieties. Wine guides walk you through all the terms you need to know, helping you identify types of grapes, wine varietals, and more. Almost as important as choosing the right wine is pairing the correct food with your favorite glass, and our sellers can also help you match red meat to a bold red or a sweet white with a cheese platter.

If you prefer a mixed drink to a glass of wine, you can also find guides to spirits in these collections, including a selection of vintage cocktail books that help you mix a killer cocktail from the 50s or 60s, like a Sidecar or a Tom Collins, or even a Victorian classic mixed drink like a Gin Sling. Mixology is as much an art as a science, so buy wine and drinks books from our sellers that will help make you a master mixologist or top-notch bartender and sommelier.