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Karen MacNeil to Write Another Wine Bible

Posted on July 15, 2019

St. Helena, Calif.— Karen MacNeil and Workman Publishing announce that Karen MacNeil will begin work on the third edition of The Wine Bible. With over a million copies sold, the book is one of the most successful wine books ever written in the English language. The Wine Bible has been used by countless United States sommeliers, restaurateurs, and other wine and food professionals studying for numerous certifications, and is a recommended text by every hospitality school in the U.S. The first Chinese edition of The Wine Bible was published earlier this month.

The third edition of The Wine Bible is expected to take two years to research and write. (The first edition, written before there was an internet, took 8 years). Typically, MacNeil and her team taste approximately 10,000 wines in the course of the research.

“Besides all of the great classic wine regions, the new third edition will also cover areas the second edition did not,” says MacNeil. “These include Armenia, Turkey, Croatia, and Israel.” In addition, the Glossary of Grapes Worldwide will be expanded, as will the Glossary of Wine Terms, including wine terms in French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, and Hungarian. MacNeil is known for writing fascinating side boxes on the culture of wine regions and the third edition will once again have hundreds of them.

About Karen MacNeil:
Karen MacNeil—author of The Wine Bible was named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the Wine Industry in 2018. She is the recipient of nearly every major wine award, and editor of the digital newsletter WineSpeed, which has 40,000 subscribers. Karen is considered one of America's foremost wine teacher. She conducts private wine tasting seminars for individuals, groups, and businesses around the world. Among her clients have been: General Electric, Lexus, Merrill Lynch, Notre Dame University, and several international law firms. Karen gives keynote speeches at industry and consumer conferences worldwide.

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