The best books for food and drink lovers this Christmas

The 28 best books for food and drink lovers in Christmas 2022: from thrilling new recipe books from rising-star chefs and global bartenders, to guides to wine from leading experts in the field

Words by Club Oenologique Editors

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It’s a wonderful time for food and drink book releases: not only are some of the best books typically slated for release just before the Christmas gifting period, but we’re also witnessing the fruits of lockdown labour being launched out into the world right now. With chefs, bartenders and sommeliers finding themselves indoors and without their usual creative outlet, many took to penning their very first titles, which are just now hitting the bookshop shelves.

With these factors in mind, we assembled a crack team to read and review the best food and drink books for Christmas gifting. From cookbooks written by rising-star chefs and established names (Jeremy Lee included) and cocktail-making guides by influential names in the bartending game, to more mediative tomes on the intricacies of famous wine styles and regions. Read on for our selection of food books, wine books and cocktail books below.

28 best food and drink books for Christmas 2022

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The best books for wine lovers

The latest and greatest wine book releases: from a new bible on natural wine to a sparkling tome dedicated to Champagne

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The best books for food lovers

From vibrant recipe collections and single-subject books delving into specific ingredients, to wide-ranging tomes collating the stories behind your favourite foods

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The best books for cocktail lovers

Following the recent boom in home bartending, this year sees a bumper batch of recipe books released in time for Christmas