author Pekka Nuikki was born in 1962, a year considered by many to be
an underrated vintage! After a decade of drinking cheap Sauvignon blancs,
the author's first glass of Chäteau Latour 1961 in 1988 marked
the start of a lifelong love affair with wine. His interest in wine,
however, goes far beyond just drinking it. Nuikki has worked as a part-time
wine auctioneer,importer, judge and wine investment consultant to a
broad range of international clients, specializing in fine, mature wines.
But most importantly he is a recognized photographer and author. After
seven art books, he published his first wine book in 2003. In Vino Veritas
- collecting and investing in fine wines was an instant success. He
is also the founder of The Vine Club and has been its President since
1989, annually publishing The Vine Report, a special wine publication
for collectors and investors. His latest venture is the new Scandinavian
Fine Wine Magazine. FINE is a high quality publication which will cover
all the Nordic countries. Nuikki is both the Editor and Publisher of
During the day Nuikki works as a Creative Director and partner in the
Konsepti advertising agency in Helsinki and has been the recipient of
more than 150 international art, photography and advertising award.
History is a precious rarity, a book that transcends the genre of wine
literature to bring a new dimension to the enjoyment of fine wine. Unlike
other wine books, Drinking History does not stop at taste but takes
the reader on an extraordinary journey through the history and culture
of the wine. This journey will enable its readers to learn something
about the wines origins and the history of its development. The result
is a provocative, unique and exciting experience for both wine enthusiasts
and those who simply love to read a good book. It brings together a
sensory evaluation of the world's finest mature wines, and the fascinating
stories behind the wines and their vintages starting in 1870.
The book provides expert advice on the treatment of mature wines, their
drinking time, decanting and durability in the glass. With hundreds
of the world's best and most sought-after wines tasted, it tells how
to make the best of your bottles (and how much to pay for them!). This
beautifully illustrated volume is much more than just a good book, it
is a piece of art that will take pride of place on any book shelf or
coffee table, and is bound to give its readers profound and permanent
pleasure for many years to come.
In short, this book is quite simply a must for all wine lovers who want
to take their personal enjoyment of wine to new heights. As Nuikki says:
"It´s no longer about just drinkingwine, its about
Drinking History is very complete, well done, precise and professionnal
book. Photos are magnificient.
An essential "material" for serious wine lovers.
President of Château Latour
history is a monumental book on fine wines!
Nuikki is a true past master in the art of encouraging wine aficionados
to drink history.
One of the greatest thing with such an informative book in that you
can consult it before, during and after drinking! Additionally, I wish
to say that pictures are second to none.
way Nuikki talks about vintages is unique and interesting: a touch of
history, a touch of geography and economy when necessary, anecdotes
and of course climatic information as well as your tasting notes at
All these small touches, combined with surrealistic black and white
photos that often evoke the mysterious atmosphere of certain old films,
make an original book.
Director of Château Haut-Brion