Study Tools

Wine Study Maps – beta version

The Jumbo Shrimp Wine Study Maps are a beta set of 39 maps still under development, covering all wine regions in the world. The set is designed as a study tool for wine exams, such as WSET Level 3 and other international exams and wine courses. Easy to read graphics with in-depth wine study content makes the set also ideal for wine enthusiasts, wine shops and wine schools, providing attractive frameable art.

The current set available for purchase is a beta set: these maps was inspired by original drawings from Rosie Baker of @tutored_tastings, they are still being tested, edited, corrected and proofread by wine experts around the globe. We appreciate comments, corrections and suggestions from our audience as we prepare the final version.

The Jumbo Shrimp to Italian Wine

Sometimes it’s nice to learn about the wine you are sipping with ease and pleasure. However, talking about Italian wine is not always easy and broaching the grape varieties, the wines and the history can be daunting, especially if you are looking for a quick fix that can explain the complexities of this world.

The Jumbo Shrimp Guide to Italian Wine was created thanks to the contribution of several Italian wine professionals – not born in Italy, save one – who chose to undertake this guide because of their desire to translate the intricacies of Italian wine into manageable material. The authors wanted to create a book that was readily available to all those interested in understanding Italian wine in detail, but that might be intimidated by the subject.

The book offers all the tools to easily remember the key elements: how to read and understand the labels, the geographical information underlying each wine, the various types of grapes, and the most significant wines that could act as representatives of what is likely the most varied and qualitative wine production model in the world.

Jumbo Shrimp Guide to International Grape Varieties

The Jumbo Shrimp Guide to International Grape Varieties in Italy was created thanks to the collaboration between three writers that realized that in the current trend towards more and more obscure varieties, and the hunt for the lesser knows wines, many great grapes, denominations and wines are overlooked in new literature about Italian wine. It’s true that Italy has more than 500 nationally registered native grapes, but it’s also true that in many regions of Italy some of the best wines are made using international varieties.

The team wanted to explore this topic, looking into not only the wines created from these grapes, but their history in the country, their rise to popularity, and how they’re doing. It of course also begins with a discussion about what makes a grape international in the first place! In addition the team felt it was important to include pages dedicated to how the wines made from international grapes varieties in Italy are distinguishable from those produced elsewhere. As a result this book is designed to be enjoyed by the casual consumer, as well as a useful tool for wine students and more experienced tasters.