Book Review: 50 Ways to Love Wine More by Jim Laughren

This vital book for wine lovers also includes a helpful appendix listing the many grape varieties mentioned and discussed. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photography, this is the go-to source for uncovering—or increasing—your love of wine. It’s perfect for anyone looking to expand their knowledge of wine, find the world’s greatest wine bargains, plan the best wine vacations ever, or even learn to become an “insider at their favorite winery. 
50 WAYS TO LOVE WINE MORE is an all-in-one guide for learning more background about your favorite wines, exciting wine activities you can participate in, or if you need some new suggestions for wines to try.



  • How to start your own tasting group
  • The distinction between old world and new world wines
  • Exploring the dynamic duo of wine and chocolate
  • How to saber a bottle of champagne
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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

My son is a winemaker and although I only drink wine when he brings it home on holidays, I’m learning to appreciate it more and more. When I had the chance to read this book, I thought it would be interesting to learn more about wine and what exactly my son does. I wasn’t disappointed.

There’s a variety of information in 50 Ways to Love Wine More. There is a lot of information about wine tastings but it also contains history, info about different wines from different regions, how one small thing can change a wine (such as temperature), how wine is made (briefly), drinking wine with everyday foods (even hot dogs!), and so much more. This is a book that could be read in a couple of days but I found reading 2 or 3 chapters at a time was better because there was so much information to absorb.

If you’re wine drinker and want to learn more about wines, this would be a good resource.



About the Author

Jim Laughren, Certified Wine Educator (CWE), is the award-winning author of 50 Ways to Love Wine More and A Beer Drinker’s Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine. He loves wine, and has for a very long time. Known for his irreverent approach and abiding enthusiasm for all things fermented, he is president of Chicago-based WineHead Consulting and a former importer and distributor of fine wines from around the world. He loves nothing more than sharing his passion for excellent wine with others, whether through tastings, training sessions or just relaxing with friends around the table.