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This short book, with just 202 pages of text, is an update of the author’s 2011 book, Wine Wars. Written for a general audience, it is an entertaining economic analysis of the modern wine industry and its history. Two confessions: I have not read the earlier book, and so I cannot say how much one who had read that book would gain from reading the new one. Nor had I come across Veseth’s blog,, but after sampling from it, I suspect a regular follower of his blog will have already encountered some of the material in this book.


Newhouse, Joseph P. Review of Wine Wars II, by Mike Veseth. Journal of Wine Economics, April 2, 2024.