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My favorites? The Windows on the World Complete Wine Course by Kevin Zraly is a great basic wine book updated yearly that follows the course syllabus week by week. The Oxford Companion to Wine by Jancis Robinson is more of a tome than a book to sit down and read, per se, but it's an excellent reference about all wine-related terms -- everything's in there. Andrea Immer's Great Tastes Made Simple is an approachable and fun read about food and wine pairings, both classic and non-traditional. Finally, The World Atlas of Wine by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson is perfect when you want to locate the exact vineyard where the grapes in the wine you are drinking were grown.