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9 Summer Reads for Wine and Food Lovers

Pack your summer tote with these foodie and wine-friendly reads.

 Industry Intel

Tales from the Front of the House: Restaurant Manners, Misbehaviors & Secrets,  Jeff Benjamin
The managing partner of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Vetri Family restaurants pulls back the curtain on the service world.

Artist In Residence

Dinner with Jackson Pollock,  Robyn Lea
Step inside the everyday life of the famed Long Island-based painter and his wife, Lee Krasner, through a thoughtfully researched tome of rustic local recipes, stunning food photography and old family snapshots.

Booze Bible

Distilled, Joel Harrison & Neil Ridley
A comprehensive guide on home bar must-haves from absinthe to vodka, sprinkled with insights from industry luminaries and innovative recipes.

The Host’s Little Helper

The Craft Cocktail Party: Delicious Drinks for Every Occasion, Julie Reiner
Master mixologist Julie Reiner of New York City’s Clover Club and Flatiron Lounge shares some of her most tantalizing tipples, like the Hanalei Sun (pineapple-infused vodka or white rum).

Collector’s Piece

The Original Grand Crus of Burgundy, Charles Curtis, MW
Translated texts spanning two centuries of oenophiles weigh in on Burgundy’s hierarchical system. An interesting read to discover hidden gems.

Feast First

Food52 Genius Recipes, Kristen Miglore
This gorgeous collection of revolutionary recipes and techniques is certain to rest open on your kitchen counter. A cookbook to enlighten the home cook from one of the leaders in the online food publishing game.

The Beach Read

Eight Hundred Grapes, Laura Dave
This novel’s hero discovers the complexity of human relationships and desires amid the well-researched backdrop of a fictional Sonoma winery.

Party Like A Rock Star

Twenty Dinners, Chris Taylor & Ithai Schori
Rock star Chris Taylor, producer and bassist of Grizzly Bear, reveals a serious knack for entertaining in this beautiful cookbook.

Wine 101

Wine in Words, Lettie Teague
By a WSJ columnist and three-time James Beard Award winner, Teague’s easy-reading treatise tells drinkers what they actually need to know about wine.


By the Editors of the Wine Enthusiast