By Mark Oldman
W. W. Norton, $19.95
Why should wine insiders have all the fun? In this carefully curated guide, wine writer Mark Oldman highlights 46 alternatives to wine’s usual suspects—the hidden gems that delight the pros but elude the amateurs. Some of the wines, like Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, and Malbec, are gaining in popularity. Others remain under the radar (e.g., Lambrusco, sparkling Shiraz, Aglianico, and Txakoli). But all offer great value. Witty and accessible, this book is for enthusiasts of all levels.