The path to being a wine rockstar is littered with dead sentences, you literally need to read as much as you drink, and you need to be drinking a hell of a lot. There’s important stuff you gotta learn, like the difference between le Chambertin and simply Chambertin. You don’t want to be the fool making that mistake in a crowded room, geez!
There are the obvious classics: Hugh Johnson’s World Atlas of Wine, Jancis Robinson’s Oxford Companion to Wine, and a personal favorite, Oz Clarke’s Grapes and Wines. Maybe you can throw Steve Brule in there.
But interest in fine wine is burgeoning, and so are the opportunities to fill that need. New school kids like Mark Oldman, Jamie Goode, and Gary V are bringing the thunder in new ways. So I wonder, what are some of your favorite new ways to learn about wine?