For those who love history but do not have much time, try The History of Wine in 100 Bottles: from Bacchus to Bordeaux and Beyond by Oz Clarke. Photographs and vivid descriptions will take you from 6,000 BC to Greece where the spread of the wine and the vine was launched in Europe to the history of bottles, famous vintners and vintages, land mark tastings, innovations and discoveries as well as fraud in the wine world all through the ages.