Wine Folly: Magnum Edition - James Beard Award

Learn the language of wine.

A James Beard Award winner! Whether you’re just getting started or are a passionate enthusiast, Wine Folly: Magnum Edition is your guide to wine.


International Editions | About The Authors | Errors & Omissions

I reference it constantly. The book even helped me win a blind tasting contest.
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A major upgrade.

Since the first edition, we rebuilt Wine Folly from the ground up, with over two times the content.

Explore the world of wine while you taste and gain deep and practical knowledge using Wine Folly’s revolutionary visual learning method.

This is a great book for all levels of wine expertise, but I have found it to be especially good for teaching our new employees… while we taste wines with our crew.
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Wine Folly: Magnum Edition offers actionable information on how to taste wine and develop your palate. Learn the 4-step tasting method and how to identify wine faults to better discern quality.


Experience the fundamentals of wine and food pairing with tips, tricks, and a do-it-yourself tasting exercise.

Need more? Check the charts on “Pairing with Cheese,” “Pairing with Protein,” and “Cooking with Wine” to find exactly what you need.


An enthusiast-level reference guide including:

  • 310 color pages–full of rich visualizations
  • 100 wine profiles
  • 35 regional wine maps
  • 14 wine country profiles with statistical data on the top 52 wine countries
  • 246 regional wine profiles
  • Hundreds of wine terms and classifications

I just finished taking the WSET level 3 class and this book covers a lot of what I had learned from the class. Definitely worth every penny!
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Wine Folly Authors: Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack

About The Authors

Madeline Puckette is a sommelier, visual / UX designer, writer, and co-founder of Wine Folly. Puckette was awarded 2019 Wine Communicator of the Year by International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC.)

Justin Hammack is a digital strategist, technical advisor, and entrepreneur. He co-founded the Wine Folly learning platform and developed the first proposal of the Wine Folly book series.

This work wouldn’t have been possible without the help of a passionate team!

  • Illustrations, infographics, and maps are by Madeline Puckette and Federica Fragapane.
  • Topic editors included Hilary Larsen, Kanchan Schindlauer, and Haley Mercedes.
  • Data preparation and editing by Mark Craig and Vincent Rendoni.
  • Business development and analysis by Ben Andrews.
  • Cover art by Nick Misani.

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Errors & Omissions

First Printing (Sept 2018–May 2019)

Please note our errors in the first printing of this book.

Page 13
“Esters” not “Esthers” on infographic under Other Stuff.
Page 15
Garganega listed twice in wines by body graphic.
Page 47
Traditional Method Sparkling: “Liqueur de Tirage” and “Liqueur d’Expedition” are reversed.
Page 68
Garganega listed twice on Wines by Style graphic.
Page 102
“An American grape of the native >Vitis labrusca species…” (not “Lambrusca”)
Page 115
Largest GewĂĽrztraminer producing region is France (Alsace) not Argentina.
Page 170
Sherry is required to age a minimum of 2 years not 3. (since 2011.)
Page 170
“XĂ©rès” not “Xerex.”
Page 170
Infographic shown indicates a 3-criadera solera (not 4).
Page 214
“Apalta” not “Apaltagua” under heading Cabernet Sauvignon.
Page 223
On Bordeaux map Sauternais area has CĂ©rons and Loupiac listed with swapped locations.
Page 225
On Burgundy map under Beaujolais should read “Morgon” not “Morgan.”
Page 254
Moscato Bianco tasting notes should read “Orange Blossom, Mandarin Orange, Ripe Pear, Lychee, Honeysuckle”
Page 256
Soave tasting notes should read “Lemon, Green Pear, Green Almond, Chervil, White Peach”
Page 259
On map “Chianti Colli Aretini” not “Chianti Colli Arentini”
Page 265
On map under Alentejo it should list: Alicante Bouschet, Aragonez (Tempranillo), Trinadeira, Alfrocheiro, Arinto, Encruzado, and AntĂŁo Vaz.
Page 299
On map the closest AVA to Portland should say “Columbia Gorge” not “Columbia Valley.”