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A wine education.

Books and Web sites recommended by Hawaii wine experts:

The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, by Tom Stevenson. A hefty, richly illustrated reference book.

Jancis Robinson's Wine Course, by Jancis Robinson. This book was also a BBC television series by the same name. Videos of the series can be checked out at the Hawai'i State Library.

The Oxford Companion to Wine, second edition, by Jancis Robinson. An erudite tome. Invest in this only if you're hooked on the wine world.

Making Sense of Wine, by Matt Cramer. Marvin Chang of R. Field Wine Co.'s Kailua store recommends this title, written by a seasoned contributor to Wine Spectator.

Wine for Dummies, by Ed McCarthy et al. Even the dimmest lights among us can benefit from this step-by-step overview.

Great Wine Made Simple, by Andrea Immer. This master sommelier is a frequent guest at the Kapalua Wine and Food Festival.

The Official Guide to Wine Snobbery, by Leonard Bernstein. A clever, humorous guide to one-upping fellow wine lovers.

www.foodandwine.com

A site to get you through the "what wine do I serve with chicken in tarragon cream sauce?" crisis.

www.intowine.com

Features include a vintage chart by region with a year-by-year recommendation, whether to drink, hold or NYR--not yet ready.

www.marksquires.com

An E-Zine on wine. Fun, cleverly written.

www.wineupdate.com

A site with lots of current wine news and links to thousands of other wine and winery sites. Here you can see the wine industry from the inside.

www.winespectator.com

Features include a gift shop, weekly industry updates and a wine basics section.

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