Brunello di Montalcino by Kerin O'Keefe published by University of California Press
How to Love Wine by Eric Asimov published by William Morrow
Pomerol by Neal Martin published by Wine-Journal Publishing (self-published)
Sherry, Manzanilla & Montilla by Peter Liem & Jesús Barquín published by Manutius
Wine Grapes by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding, Dr José Vouillamoz published by Penguin Books
Although there was a stronger group of drinks books published this year, it will still be a major surprise if the blockbuster Wine Grapes does not win.