Any recommendations for books on Spanish Wines?
Please and thank you!
The previous country-wide reference of "The New Spain" is vastly out of date, having been published in 2006 and I doubt you can even find a copy these days.
The most recent books are much more regional, which is a proper evolution given how much Spain has changed. For the northwest segment, Sarah Jane Evans wrote a book With Infinite Ideas which came out early last year. Likewise, from the same publisher is the Julian Jeffs book on Sherry.
There's a more general book by Parker reviewer, Luis Gutierrez, "The New Vignerons: A New Generation of Spanish Wine Growers" but I can't speak as to how it is for a reference book as I haven't read it.
Then I have a couple of books from the other side of the country which focus on Catalunya: https://shop.vinologue.com/product/the-vinologue-collection-empordamontsantpriorat/
There is also Peter Liem’s book on Sherry:
Sommelier’s Atlas of Taste has a small section on what’s relevant in Spain today that I think is valuable (the whole book is great)
That plus this site, purple pages, and finding a few decanter articles will get you pretty far.
I can't speak to the whole book, but I would counter as to the value of that section on Spain. Limited scope in wines and factual inaccuracies. If you want the travel journal of someone in wine, it works. If you want a reference, it doesn't.
The wines of northern spain was released last year by Sarah Jane Evans MW and so far is an interesting read for me at least(not finished)
Sounds like you’re more informed than me. Seeing as I’m currently working from it what factual inaccuracies are you talking about?