A selection of books that I am reading or have read, wine-related and otherwise. A few documentaries and films can be found as well.

Wine and other beverages

Champagne Charlie: The Frenchman Who Taught Americans to Love Champagne

Champagne: How the World’s Most Glamorous Wine Triumphed Over War and Hard Times

Cork Dork: A Wine-Fuelled Journey into the Art of Sommeliers and the Science of Taste

Drops of God Vol. 1 (Manga / Japanese Comic)

Drops of God: Mariage Vol. 1 (Manga / Japanese Comic)

Bartender (Manga / Japanese Comic)

The Fireside Book of Wine

Inside Bordeaux First Edition by Jane Anson

Inside Burgundy Second Edition by Jasper Morris

The New York Times Book of Wine: More Than 30 Years of Vintage Writing

The Oxford Companion to Wine

Secrets of the Sommeliers: How to Think and Drink Like the World’s Top Wine Professionals

The Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste: A Field Guide to the Great Wines of Europe

Wine and War: The French, the Nazis and France’s Greatest Treasure

Wine Grapes: A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours

World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition

Wine – Documentaries and Films

Somm 1, 2 and 3

A Year in Burgundy

A Year in Champagne

Prohibition, by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

Sour Grapes

The Birth of Saké

Uncorked (Series)

Uncorked (Film)

Money, Wealth, Business, Economics, Politics

Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest and Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

Basic Economics: A Common Sense Guide to the Economy

Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science

Wealth, Poverty, and Politics: An International Perspective

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich

Priceless: the myth of fair value (and how to take advantage of it)

The Psychology of Money: Timeless lessons on wealth, greed, and happiness

Principles: Life and Work

Principles for Dealing with the Changing World Order: Why Nations Succeed or Fail

I Will Teach You To Be Rich: No guilt, no excuses – just a 6-week programme that works

How to Get Rich

The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing: Violate Them at Your Own Risk!

Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It

Straight to Hell: True Tales of Deviance, Debauchery and Billion-Dollar Deals

Marxism (Routledge Revivals): Philosophy and Economics

Money – Documentaries and Films

The Ascent of Money


The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life

Kitchen Confidential

Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook

Food – Documentaries and Films

Food, Inc

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Health, Fitness

The 4-Hour Body: An uncommon guide to rapid fat-loss, incredible sex and becoming superhuman

Convict Conditioning: How to Bust Free of All Weakness – Using the Lost Secrets of Supreme Survival Strength

Convict Conditioning 2: Advanced Prison Training Tactics for Muscle Gain, Fat Loss and Bulletproof Joints

Explosive Calisthenics: Superhuman Power, Maximum Speed and Agility, Plus Combat-Ready Reflexes–Using Bodyweight-Only Methods


The Lessons of History

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

The Gulag Archipelago

Life, Philosophy, Wisdom

The Art of Worldly Wisdom: A Pocket Oracle – Baltasar Gracián

The Pocket Mirror for Heroes – Baltasar Gracián

Meditations: Penguin Classics – Marcus Aurelius

On Duties: A Guide To Conduct, Obligations, And Decision-Making

The Bullet Journal Method: Track Your Past, Order Your Present, Plan Your Future

How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

The Holy Bible: King James Version: The Old and New Testaments

Radical Love: Teachings from the Islamic Mystical Tradition

The Complete Musashi: The Book of Five Rings and Other Works: Definitive New Translations of the Writings of Miyamoto Musashi

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life

Greenlights: Raucous Stories and Outlaw Wisdom from the Academy Award-Winning Actor Matthew McConaughey

Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers

Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World

48 Laws of Power

The Art of Seduction: An Indispensible Primer on the Ultimate Form of Power

33 Strategies of War


The Laws of Human Nature


Secrets of Professional Tournament Poker: The Essential Guide

Mastering Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em: Strategies to Consistently Beat Small Stakes Tournaments and Cash Games

The Mental Game of Poker: Proven Strategies for Improving Tilt Control, Confidence, Motivation, Coping with Variance, and More

The Mental Game of Poker 2: Proven Strategies for Improving Poker Skill, Increasing Mental Endurance, and Playing in the Zone Consistently

Jonathan Little’s Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em

Reading Poker Tells