Qty:1
  • List Price: $12.99
  • Save: $1.95 (15%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Used Book, Clean Pages, Tight Binding, Moderate Wear, Ships Now.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 6 images

The Little Black Journal of Wine: A Wine Lover's Record Keeper (Diary, Notebook) Hardcover-spiral – June 1, 2011


See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover-spiral
"Please retry"
$11.04
$8.40 $3.02
12%20Days%20of%20Deals%20in%20Books

Frequently Bought Together

The Little Black Journal of Wine: A Wine Lover's Record Keeper (Diary, Notebook) + Wine Tasting Notebook + The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That
Price for all three: $31.60

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover-spiral: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; 2nd edition (June 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441305637
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441305633
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.8 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,345 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Customer Reviews

I love this book and is a great gift for co-workers and friends.
Carsmom
I looked at several books for tracking wine and liked this one the best because, as Goldielocks said, "It wasn't too big, it wasn't too small, it was just right."
Lakotasue
There is a mercifully brief section on tasting tips in the front and a similar glossary section in the very back.
Kimbopolo

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By L. Montgomery on November 15, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
Being a newbie to wine, I find this book very helpful in helping me record my thoughts about the wine that I have been tasting and enjoying.

I like the little introductory at the beginning that explains the main elements of the wine (like nose, taste, etc.) and give you helpful hints in describing them, without sounding like an idiot.

I am enjoying this book, and have been reccomending it to all of my friends.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jan Richards on March 24, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Good size to carry; sturdy pages and book covers; basic and to the point guidelines outlined for evaluating wines being tasted; provides 140 "tasting notes" pages. Definitely recommend it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Jojo on December 20, 2006
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I bought this journal during a wine course I was studying recently. It's small enough to fit in a purse or pocket, but big enough to read your own writing. I think it's a great way to keep a log of wines and varietals you like, as well as remember what to order next time around.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lakotasue on June 27, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
I looked at several books for tracking wine and liked this one the best because, as Goldielocks said, "It wasn't too big, it wasn't too small, it was just right." Other books either didn't have areas to write down appropriate notes, or they were way too big for carrying along in one's purse. If you are a person who wants to save labels, this one does not have a section for that, but it does have all the prompts for making notes regarding all the info about a wine. It also has a "star rating system" as well as a numerical rating system at the bottom of each wine entry page. There are a few pages in the back for extra notes and a handy elastic page holder.

Since using this book, I no longer have to wonder if I've bought a certain wine before or not and if I liked it. (Sometimes it will be a few weeks before I go wine shopping and I've forgotten what I thought about a particular wine. No jokes please, LOL.)
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carsmom on November 16, 2007
Format: Spiral-bound
Great little book to carry around for Wine Lovers who would like to have bottles of their favorite wines at home with they have experienced them at their favorite restaurant. I never remembered names of wines now I just write down in my journal. There is a rating system. I love this book and is a great gift for co-workers and friends.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sara Baker on December 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover-spiral Verified Purchase
I recently ordered/received this book as a stocking stuffer for my husband.
Pros:
- I like the size (roughly 5"x7.5")
- I like the format and look of the inside pages
- I like the fact that it is spiral-bound so that it will actually stay open to the page that you are looking at or trying to fill-in
Cons:
- The biggest reason I am writing this review, is that the cover, which isn't as nice as I had hoped to start with (it is just a hard sort of card stock, firm enough, but doesn't seem luxurious enough to go with the wine theme) is dirty. It is as if glue was on the book and someone tried to wipe it off, so there are these smears/smudges in several (4) places. It isn't as noticeable as a white/light mark on the black cover, but it does make the matte black finish look shiny in those places, and I am wary of trying to wash it off since the cover is just a thick paper product and doesn't seem waterproof - I don't want to make it worse.
Fortunately, my husband is not the sort to care too much about it, so I probably won't go through the hassle of returning it, but I can tell you that if I had picked this up in a book shop, I would be looking to the back of the stack to find one without the marks or walking away. Plus, as it is a gift, you always want things to be nice, even if he won't care.
- The other thing I wish it had is a quick sort of "suggested terms" section to give him ideas of how to describe what he is tasting (ie a page that says common appearance descriptions include: /common nose descriptions: / the most common taste descriptions include: citrus, berry flavors, smoky, tobacco, etc...).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bee on February 18, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound Verified Purchase
Only a few small niggles on what is basically a very good product. I bought this for my husband for Christmas and he is happily filling it in every time we have a new bottle of wine. And it is definitely making us study and think about what we're drinking more and actually savouring the differences.

I don't know why the ratings only start at 70. We have had at least a couple of bottles we would like to rate lower than that. A scale of 70-100 seems a bit odd to me.

It would be nice to have some sort of index/overview you could fill in at the front or back to use as quick reference, rather than always having to check through the whole book.

It would also be good to have a few blank pages where you could write a wish list of wines to look for when shopping or wine tasting.

So small things really and maybe I'm just picky! It is a good quality booklet. Large enough that you're not too squashed for space, but small enough that you could easily take it out and about with you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kimbopolo on April 10, 2010
Format: Spiral-bound
We purchased this book in a wine shop several years ago and use it diligently. I wanted a no-nonsense way to record tasting notes. This fit the bill: it's small, spiral-bound, has a no-frills lngthy section for tasting notes. Each wine entry is sufficiently allotted one page with a section for overall rating and overall value.

The bookmark is handy as well. I love that it is spiral-bound and there is room for a pen or pencil at the top of the binding. There is a mercifully brief section on tasting tips in the front and a similar glossary section in the very back. Great way to track your wine journey!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews