Reading about wine may not be quite as fun as drinking it, but can help open up a world of history, geography, science and culture. The Financial Times’s wine critic and daily writer on JancisRobinson.com, Jancis Robinson, picks the best books on wine.
Craze: Gin and Debauchery in an Age of Reason
by Jennifer Warner
The Book of Gin: A Spirited World History from Alchemists' Stills and Colonial Outposts to Gin Palaces, Bathtub Gin, and Artisanal Cocktails
by Richard Barnett
The Curious Bartender's Gin Palace
by Tristan Stephenson
Gin: The Manual
by Dave Broom
Gin & Tonic: The Complete Guide for the Perfect Mix
by Frédéric Du Bois and Isabel Boons
Olivier Ward, editor and co-founder of gin appreciation website, Gin Foundry, recommends the best books on Gin — the medicinal drink that came to define the British Empire.